Dr. Deborah Schnipper, MD

Dr. Deborah Schnipper, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery | Female | 45 years old

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Dr. Schnipper specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery and practices in Newton Lower Falls, MA. She practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Schnipper's Reviews

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based on 12 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Schnipper's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Brockton, MA |
Dr Schnipper is a very condescending person. Her tone thru out my appointment was unacceptable. I was referred to her by another one of my Dr's who thought it was important to have my situation accessed. Dr. Schnipper's attitude gave me the impression was that I was wasting her time. I would not recommend her.
in Marlboro MA |
Dr. Schnipper has no empathy for her patients. I saw her twice and I hope to never see her again. First she mislead me by not informing me on the true pain a person can have with bending. She told me it was nothing! I've given birth twice with no medication and the pain I had after bending was the worse of my life. Than, when I couldn't stand the pain after few days and went back to her, she doubted me, made me feel as if I was weak. Her nurse was just as bad if that's possible, demeaning.
As a healthcare prof I can say with certainty Dr. Schnipper may be one of the least empathetic/compassionate physicians I have met. Her bedside manner is defensive and judgemental, she lacks up to date knowledge regarding guidelines, and the least innovative surgeon I've known. She suggested I take pictures of sensitive areas with my phone to prove my problem & her nurse provided no dignity when undraping me. She mistook my anxiety and pain for "aggression" and fired me. Poor medicine.
Framingham, MA |
She doesn't have enough experience I guess she has bad attitude
in Medfield, MA |
Dr Schnipper is an excellent surgeon. I unfortunatey have had both fissure and fistula surgeries performed by Dr. Schipper. She is very upfront on the risks and benefits of the procedures. In addition she prepares you for the post surgical pain. Dr. Schnipper is always available for questions. She is also is very punctual, keeping appointments on time. I highly recommend Dr Schnipper.
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Dr. Schnipper's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy