Patient Testimonials

We take great pride in the care that we provide to our patients so we always strive to provide the best care possible. The following testimonials are from patients who have received care through our Colorectal program and who can attest to the wonderful care that they received:


Cherie S.

We are so thankful to have found such a fantastic doctor as you! Thank you for being accessible, attentive, patient, caring and communicative while [my husband] was in the hospital. You're the best!


Karen S.

I just wanted to tell you about my experience with Dr. Bem and his team. My experience with the team was wonderful. Dr. Bem figured out what was going on with me when no one else seemed to be able to. He was very vigilant with my case. He was very thorough in checking every possibility. He never "pulled any punches" with me and explained every possible outcome... Dr. Bem always took the time to listen to me and answer any questions that I and my loved ones had... Dr. Bem is always very kind to me and cares about my health and my outcome... I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Bem and his team to everyone I know. They are true professionals and that is difficult to find in today's fast paced world where most people are a number and not a name... they treated me as a real person. In my heart I truly believe that Dr. Bem is "the best in the world" and he has a magnificent team working with him.


Mary G.

Thank you so much for making an uncomfortable situation, comfortable. You are a wonderful physician...


Elizabeth H.

Dr. Bem is an excellent surgeon, and a kind, compassionate man. He is keenly observant, was always concerned for my comfort, wanted to be sure that I was well taken care of, and that I felt well taken care of.

I wound up in the emergency room with a perforated diverticulum. Dr. Bem was on call that weekend, he explained my condition to me clearly, simply and honestly. He wanted to first try antibiotics with the hope of avoiding surgery, but that didn't control the infection, so I wound up in surgery... Both surgeries went well: eleven day hospital stay with the first surgery, five days the second. I healed nicely and feel wonderful, in fact better than before the surgery. He made sure my husband understood my situation in the emergency room, as well as before and after both surgeries. He's not chatty, which was just fine with me because sometimes the point is lost in a volume of words. He told me what I needed to know clearly, simply, so that I understood and so did my husband. He also told me when I needed to know it. He answered my questions in a straight forward manner, didn't go meandering off on a tangent as some doctors do, which can be confusing.

Of all the physicians I've had in my nearly 60 years, Dr. Bem is outstanding. On top of his abilities as a surgeon and physician, and his kindness, he is truly a nice man.


Wanda L.

I want to thank you for helping my son, and for the care you gave him during the surgical procedure, we appreciate what you did.


Judith D.

[I] can't even begin to thank you for all you've done for me.  You were straight forward with me. Your professionalism was 100%...From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Dr. Bem, for a beautiful life you have given me.  University Hospital is very fortunate to have you on their staff.


Fran B.

Thank you, Dr. Bem, for your care and concern and all your skills.  Thank God for you.  You will be in our prayers always, keep up the good work and thank you again.


Mary M.

[Dr. Bem] is an excellent surgeon and thanks to him my recovery is going smoothly. I'd like to say a special thank you to the staff at University Hospital for everything they did to make my stay as comfortable as possible.