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Dr. Frank Sammarco, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Sammarco

Soundview Medical Associates

761 Main Ave Norwalk, CT 06851

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(203) 838-4000


Dr. Frank Sammarco, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Norwalk, CT and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Universidad Del Noreste, Escuela De Medicina 'dr Jose Sierra Flores' in 1983 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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  • Practices at top hospital . Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Sammarco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sammarco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Pain
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Dr. Sammarco treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sammarco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Dr. Sammarco treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sammarco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sammarco treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sammarco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sammarco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Sammarco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sammarco

3.5

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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He diagnosed me with colon cancer at age 31. He saved my life. I had no idea. He took my symptoms seriously and did my colonoscopy and called me the next day to deliver the news personally. He made sure to expedite my pathology testing so he could tell me the next day. Forever grateful for Dr. Sammarco and his team. Because of him I get to live a normal lifespan. Thank you so much.
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Dr Sammarco is friendly and competent enough, but his patient care and followup is severely lacking. I suffered from a lot of pain the day after surgery but the phone numbers that Dr Sammarco provided in case of issues all ran into voicemail. I never received a followup call from Dr Sammarco other than his nurse stating that the tissue that was removed during my surgery was benign.
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Never met a doctor who wanted to do surgery this fast. Stay away clearly seems more concerned about making money off procedures then the patients well being. Ended up getting my issue resolved without surgery thanks to second opinion.
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I went in for a colonoscopy. Dr. Sammarco was very professional and the procedure was very smooth. He explained everything from expectations to results. Highly recommend him.
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HAD COLONOSCOPY AND ENDOSCOPY DONE 18 MONTHS AQGO,3 MONTHS LATER MY PRIMARY CARE MD TOLD ME HE NEVER REECIEVED THE RESULTS. I CALLED OFFICE AND ASKE THEM TO SEND THEY NEVER DID.18MONTHS STILL WAITING. THE DR. NEVER FOLLOWED UP WOTH ME CONDITION PERSISTED AND WAS NEVER TOLD WHAT I SHOULD DO. FINALY CALLED AND A NURSE GPT IN CONTACT WITH ME THIS WAS 8 MONTHS AFTER MY PROCEDURE. I HAD TO SWITCH DOCTORS. NEW GI CALLS MY PRIMARY CARE MD AND ASKS FOR MY RECORDS.TODAY 2/5;16 AND WAS TOLD THAT THEYDONT
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Frank Sammarco, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Norwalk, CT and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Universidad Del Noreste, Escuela De Medicina 'dr Jose Sierra Flores' in 1983 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1989
Norwalk Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Norwalk Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Norwalk Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Universidad Del Noreste, Escuela De Medicina 'dr Jose Sierra Flores'
Medical School
1979
Fordham University
Undergraduate School
1989
1988
1985
1983
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk, CT

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)