Dr. Richard Kershen, MD

Dr. Richard Kershen, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 51

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Richard Kershen, MD is a Urology Specialist in West Hartford, CT. Dr. Kershen has more experience with Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus and Hartford Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kershen to book an appointment.


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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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(860) 264-6631
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group65 Memorial Rd Ste 430 West Hartford, CT 06107
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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group65 Memorial Rd Ste 500 West Hartford, CT 06107
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At a Glance

  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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3.0

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I saw Dr. Kershen for an out-patient procedure. He claimed it was a simple operation and he had done loads of them (it was far from uncommon). He botched my procedure to the point where I have no recourse for reversal. He talks a good game, but is far from delivering promised results. Now I'm stuck to deal with it for the duration.
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Oct 02, 2019
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For text book medical issues, I’m sure he’s your guy. However, if you have an “outside the box” problem, you’re probably better Googling it yourself, watching surgery videos on You Tube or paging Dr House.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
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Aug 28, 2019
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Thorough, knowledgeable, communicates well
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May 08, 2019
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I saw Dr. Kershen for a surgical procedure and it was successful. He explains what he recommends and why clearly, and he has a no nonsense, straightforward approach to urinary medicine. His bedside manner is good, too. I like his staff who are friendly and responsive, both online and via telephone. That said, it's not instant, though these days, nothing is instant in healthcare, so it's on par with that. Overall, I'd recommend him.
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Tolland, CT – Feb 04, 2019
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To add to a previous comment on here. “We almost lost my Mom.” Well, after months of suffering, we lost my Mom. So..go with that...
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Dec 05, 2018
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Dr. Kershen is a doctor I would recommend in a New York City second. He is both professional and friendly in his approach to helping you. More importantly, he is fully competent and successful in delivering the medical solutions you need.
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Bob DiScipio in Glastonbury – Dec 02, 2018
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Stay away.
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West Hartford – Oct 22, 2018
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His staff is wildly unprofessional and rude. He has no regard for the health of my 91-year-old grandmother who has called him numerous times for help. This doctor and his staff are hacks. If you take your life seriously, stay away.
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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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Practice Areas

Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.Compare with other Urologic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Bladder Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kershen performs Bladder Surgery more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Kershen performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kershen performs Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Kershen performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

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Dr. Kershen's conditions and procedures:

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Kershen, MD is a Urology Specialist in West Hartford, CT. Dr. Kershen has more experience with Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as The Hospital of Central Connecticut - N...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology
  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology

Education

Boston Med Center
Residency Hospital
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus

New Britain, CT

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

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

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial

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

University Of Vermont Medical Center

Burlington, VT

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)