Bernita M. Berntsen, MD

4.5 out of 5 
Office Location:
The University of Kansas Health System General, Vascular and Bariatric Surgery


6001 SW 6th St Ste 220
Topeka , KS 66615
Phone: (785) 232-0444
Fax: (785) 228-4789
Surgery, General
St. Francis Physicians
St. Francis Health Center
Amer Brd Surgery
University of Kansas

Dr. Berntsen grew up on a farm in southeastern Kansas, and completed her entire medical education and residency at Kansas University. She’s a proud Kansan, through and through. Her versatility in the operating room (she specializes in laparoscopic, bariatric, general, vascular and hernia surgery) is a reflection of her compassion — she enjoys the challenge and reward of helping people overcome diseases through surgical care, and she aims to treat each of her patients with the level of care she’d want for her own family.

Featured Reviews



She did my weight loss surgery in 2015 and did an awesome job! She is very caring about her patients and takes time to listen to them. I highly recommend her and her staff.

   — Linda Paro


I've had a wonderful experience with Dr. Berntsen. She explains things, listens to what you have to say and answers your questions. Great bedside manner and I would recommend her to anyone.

   — Linda


My wife needed emergency surgery on November 29. Dr. Bernita Berntsen was assigned to us. We could not have asked for a more caring and professional surgeon, let alone skilled. We are grateful she was there for us.

   — Michael Jamison


She is a great surgeon & wonderful & kind. The surgeries she has done on me have all been made easier by her kind & professional bedside manner. She takes her time, explains thoroughly & answers all questions, no matter how simple or hard. I hope I never need another surgery, but if I do she will always be my first choice.

   — K From Topeka


Answer my questions and provided incite for my condition.

   — Kathy A Russell


Dr Bernsten is awesome, great listener,and good bedside manner's, I would recommend her anytime along with the Doctors in her practice!

   — Deborah A Hutchison