Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD

Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD is a general surgery specialist in New Britain, CT and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in general surgery.

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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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

Dr. Zarfos's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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'"

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

20  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.


  • 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
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zarfos' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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....more
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