Dr. Salam Zakko, MD

Dr. Salam Zakko, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Salam Zakko, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Bristol, CT. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

25 Newell Rd Ste E36

Bristol, CT 06010

Contact Information

(860) 583-9252

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Enteritis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zakko "I listen to the patient the old fashion way and try to understand the basis for their complaints. I belIeve in reaching a diagnosis with the least tests and managing disease with the least amount of medication necessary. By virtue of my directorship of the Connecticut Gastroenterology Institute and Clinical Research Foundation, I have the opportunity to be on top of the most recent developments in the field which has proven to be of great help in serving my patients."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Advanced Colposcopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breath Testing
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Impedance Testing
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • pH Probe

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

  • College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of Baghdad / College Of Medcine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • U Conn Hlth Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of Connecticut Health Center School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zakko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Zakko does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Zakko and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Zakko's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zakko to family and friends
4.1
based on 14 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Zakko's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Connecticut |
This is NOT about Dr Zakko but IS about his staff. More than 2+ weeks after my office visit they DID NOT contact my pharmacy with the script for my Prep Pkg, they DID NOT call me about when to stop taking my blood thinner before the procedure, so I called them & left a msg to please call me back with that info but THEY NEVER DID, my cardiologist faxed them the info & cardiac plan May 17th but never sent the info to Bristol Hosp until the day before the procedure. VERY POOR PATIENT CARE.
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Dr. Zakko 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
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Zakko has admitting privileges

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT 06102
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Bristol Hospital
41 Brewster Road
Bristol, CT 06010
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John Dempsey Hospital
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
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