Dr. Steven Schechter, MD

Dr. Steven Schechter, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Steven Schechter, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from UNIV OF ROCHESTER SCH OF MED & DENTISTRY in 1985 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

208 Collyer St Ste 301

Providence, RI 02904

Contact Information

(401) 725-4888

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Schechter'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*

23  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Rhode Island.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Injudicious Prescribing (8/3/2017)
    Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Rhode Island

Education

  • UNIV OF ROCHESTER SCH OF MED & DENTISTRY
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Conn
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UMDNJ
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Schechter has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Schechter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schechter's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schechter to family and friends
24 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Schechter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Schechter has been my doctor for about 25 years. He welcomes you with a big smile and a handshake. He is very empathetic, takes all the time needed and thoroughly explains everything he will be doing. He is also conservative and does not rush to surgery unless needed. His follow up is great. It...more
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Dr Schechter does an excellent job communicating what is going on during my exams and surgery. He runs behind schedule at times but is worth the wait.
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Dr Schechter was the on call doctor for my mother after surgery in 2012. He wanted to release her from care the day following Colo-rectal/colostomy surgery, without any aftercare plan. I contacted him with my concern & he asked me Where I attended Medical school. I emotionally and angrily told him...more
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my first experience with dr..Schechter was very pleasant he treated me with resecpt and explain everything pertaining to my surgery
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