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Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD

General Surgery ·  Female · Age 66

Dr. Zarfos

Hartford Healthcare Medical Group, New Britain

1 Liberty St New Britain, CT 06052

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Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD is a general surgery specialist in New Britain, CT and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in general surgery.


Dr. Zarfos' Reviews

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The office is completely disorganized. They called to cancel/reschedule every appointment I had including the one for my biopsy. They always apologized but there were always excuses and no follow through or commitment to fix things. Also, the wait time is ridiculous!!!
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I was referred to Dr. Zarfos after an abnormality was found in my right breast after a routine mammogram the biopsy confirmed a cancer diagnosis..Dr. Zarfos answered all my questions, spoke at length with my family. During an exam she found a ten pound malignant tumor growing on my ovary...I didn't have any symptoms . Her extra vigilance saved my life !!!!! I will be eternally grateful to her and recommended many friends and family members to her clinic for routine mammograms... They have
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I've been a patient of Dr. Zarfos for a number of years, after my previous surgeon retired. A nurse friend said to me "If you want to know who the nurses go to..." it's Kristen Zarfos. I couldn't have asked for better or nicer. In the midst of a busy practice she makes you feel like she's got all the time in the world to listen and answer your questions - she's tremendously competent, intelligent, and kind.
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She is a smart, kind, hardworking physician and surgeon. She cares about her patients, and she cares about womens' health and advocates for good care. She answered every question, explained every procedure, and gave me confidence that I was doing the right things. I can't say enough good about her. Someone once said that when you really need the healthcare system to be there for you, no one steps up - I can say that she and her staff did step up and I will always be grateful.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Baystate Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1987
1982
1979

Awards

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(860) 229-0728

Dr. Zarfos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Background Check

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. Zarfos' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarfos treats Breast Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Zarfos treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Breast Lump
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarfos treats Breast Lump more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Zarfos treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Breast Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarfos performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Zarfos performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Zarfos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)