Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 67

Dr. Zarfos
Accepting new patients

Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance

540 Saybrook Rd Ste 100 Middletown, CT 06457

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(860) 358-2780

Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Middletown, CT. She is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Francis Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zarfos to book an appointment.

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Dr. Zarfos is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital Hartford, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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

Treatment Frequency
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarfos treats Ductal Carcinoma in Situ more than 99% of her peers

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

Breast Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarfos performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Zarfos performs this procedure more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Zarfos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Zarfos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Dr. Zarfos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zarfos

4.1

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (15)
  • Office environment (15)
  • Staff friendliness (15)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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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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Newington, CT – May 23, 2017
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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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Cheryl Wojack in Bristol CT – Dec 14, 2016
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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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West Hartford, CT – Oct 05, 2016
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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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Deb P in Avon, CT – Feb 18, 2016
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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 Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zarfos frequently treats Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Breast Cancer, and Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zarfos treats.

Where is Dr. Kristen Zarfos, MD's office located?

Dr. Zarfos' office is located at 540 Saybrook Rd Ste 100, Middletown, CT 06457. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance540 Saybrook Rd Ste 100 Middletown, CT 06457
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Zarfos is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Francis Hospital

Hartford, CT

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus

New Britain, CT

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received