Dr. Steven Kurzweil, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Kurzweil
Accepting new patients

Jefferson County Internal Medicine PC

1455 Us Highway 61 Ste A Festus, MO 63028

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(636) 937-6601

Dr. Steven Kurzweil, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Festus, MO and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital Jefferson and Mercy Hospital South. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kurzweil to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kurzweil is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Kurzweil's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurzweil treats Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kurzweil treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurzweil treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kurzweil treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Inguinal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurzweil treats Inguinal Hernia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kurzweil treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kurzweil's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Constipation
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Kurzweil accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
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Commercial HMO
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Golden Choice PPO
Managed Choice POS
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Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
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Blue Access Choice - S-MO
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Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
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Blue Preferred-MO HMO
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Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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MultiPlan PPO
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Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group PPO
TriCare for Life
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  • Explained conditions well (13)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (13)
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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amazing. walked in for first visit with gallstones in pain. 3 hours later was in surgery.thanks so much.
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doris bayer in festus mo. – Jan 25, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kurzweil is committed to providing exemplary patient care. The entire staff is at your service to answer your questions and serve your health care needs.


Dr. Steven Kurzweil received his B.S. and M.D. degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Kurzweil completed a surgery residency at St. Louis...Read more


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


American Board Of Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
St Louis University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Society Of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Creighton University
Internship Hospital
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified
American College Of Surgeons
Creighton University
Undergraduate School


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Steven Kurzweil, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Steven Kurzweil, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kurzweil frequently treats Gallstones, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Inguinal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kurzweil treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Kurzweil, MD's office located?

Dr. Kurzweil's office is located at 1455 Us Highway 61 Ste A, Festus, MO 63028. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Steven Kurzweil, MD offer telehealth services?

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Jefferson County Internal Medicine PC1455 Us Highway 61 Ste A Festus, MO 63028
Steven L. Kurzweil MD PC1400 Us Highway 61 Ste 230 Festus, MO 63028

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy Hospital Jefferson

Festus, MO

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sparta Community Hospital

Sparta, IL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average