David Svetec, MD

Dr. Svetec earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and met his wife. He and his wife then attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Svetec served in the United States Air Force and completed his urology residency on active duty at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year of residency. He then was a staff urologist for five years at Scott Air Force Base Hospital, Evans Army Community Hospital, and the United States Air Force Academy Hospital before completing a laparoscopic fellowship in Texas. Dr. Svetec, his wife, and his four children then returned to Pennsylvania to be closer to extended families.

Dr. Svetec enjoys treating urology patients with minimally invasive techniques. He specializes in laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery on the adrenal glands, kidneys, ureters, bladder, and prostate. Dr. Svetec performed the first robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in Lancaster in 2005. He has performed more than 1,000 laparoscopic and robotic procedures in Lancaster.

When not working, Dr. Svetec enjoys exercising, traveling, and staying involved in the active lives of his wife and four children.




Undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College, Magna Cum Laude
Medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center
Fellowship in Clinical Laparoscopy, San Antonio, Texas


Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
General Urology

Awards and Recognition

Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Honor Society
Board Certified by the American Board of Urology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Surgeon in Lancaster by Lancaster County Magazine, 2005
Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service

Membership Comments

Lancaster Urology-Executive Committee, Vice President
American Urological Association
Society of Government Service Urologists
American College of Surgeons

What our Patients Say

“He made me feel at ease and I get nervous sometimes when seeing a physician. I trust him completely. Thank you Doctor Svetec.”

“Dr. Svetec is a pleasant and wonderful Doctor. Addresses all your concerns and explains everything you need to know.”

“He made my cancer situation easy to go through. He is understanding. He is the best at what he does.”

“I like Dr. Svetec’s straightforward approach to diagnosis of issues I may have. He is pleasant very thorough and I have high respect and confidence in his ability.”

“I am very pleased with my surgery. Dr. Svetec is an excellent surgeon. Thank you.”