Dr. Scott Thornton, MD

Dr. Scott Thornton, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
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Dr. Scott Thornton, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Fairfield, CT and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

1305 Post Rd Ste 215

Fairfield, CT 06824

Contact Information

(203) 255-7088

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Anal or Rectal Pain
high
more than 91% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 88% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Thornton'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.

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

23  Procedures

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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 Bridgeport
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Ct School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Connecticut
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thornton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thornton's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thornton to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Thornton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Thornton is great, he truly understands and respects his patients feelings. Going through HPV for me has been rough but Dr. Thornton and his assistant Cookie in the Shelton office always make me feel welcome and generally make me feel welcome and comfortable. When I had surgery a year ago i had...more
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Never felt like he had any real concern for my condition. First meeting was in his office (not a clinical room) where he showed me a low quality copy (like a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy) to discribe what might be going in with me. Never did an exam of my recrum! After 3 visits he reluctantly...more
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