Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD

Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 64
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in New Britain, CT. She is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

1 Liberty St

New Britain, CT 06052

Contact Information

(860) 229-0728

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Zarfos performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Lump
very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zarfos "As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'"
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Skin Grafts
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zarfos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zarfos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zarfos to family and friends
4.1
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Zarfos' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Newington, CT |
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!!!
in Bristol CT |
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
West Hartford, CT |
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.
in Avon, CT |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Zarfos accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • 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

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