Dr. Steven Schechter, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Schechter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Unv Surg Assoc RI Colorectal

208 Collyer St Ste 301 Providence, RI 02904

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(401) 725-4888

Dr. Steven Schechter, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Providence, RI. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Anne's Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schechter to book an appointment.

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

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Injudicious Prescribing (8/3/2017)View details
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schechter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schechter performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schechter performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schechter treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schechter treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schechter treats Intestinal Abscess more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schechter treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Schechter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Schechter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Schechter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schechter

3.6

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
61.29032258064516%
(19)
4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
32.25806451612903%
(10)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
  • Explained conditions well (18)
  • Listened & answered questions (18)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (16)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
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Went for 1 appointment only, it was for a fistula. He was interested in knowing where I come from, what I do for a living and socializing so I went a head. but as he examined he kept asking questions about my partner work without paying attention to what he is doing / examining. I let it go and hoped he will set down, take the time to explain what is happening, what he suggest and why. instead he lectured me ( in patronizing way) over one word that I used in British English and what I should have said in American English and then he jumped to conclusion surgery date and start clearing the room for next patient. He might be the best but he seems a bit in rush, lost passion and interest in what he is doing and more interested in socializing in a disrespectful way that I will not put up with.
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Imane – Oct 13, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Schechter by my primary care physician. I had suffered for years and my condition was getting worse to the point where I did not have much of a life. Doctor Schecter is a very upbeat, warm, happy person with an awesome sense of humor who can lighten any situation. He and his assistants explained my entire condition and why the need for surgery. My procedure, a sigmoid colectomy, went extremely well thanks to this great Doctor and his supremely expert team at Miriam Hospital. It has been only one week - my recovery is going well and I am already feeling 100% better and super optimistic. The man basically gave me back my life and I will be forever thankful !!
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Dave D – Apr 07, 2020
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Always professional but also always a genuinely caring individual. I've had 2 colonoscopies over twenty years. The first time was during a snowstorm! Had done the prep and wanted to go but could not dig out of my driveway. Called the office and explained. They called him and he picked me up (I live in Providence) with his 4 year drive and took me to the hospital to do the procedure. He is just amazing!!
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Mar 22, 2019
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Never met Dr Schecter. Called to make an appointment, and was told that they wouldn't schedule an appointment until they got a referral. I told her that my doctor had sent a referral. She said " we never got it": I called my doctor. The referral had been sent six weeks earlier. I called back and she denid that she had received the referral. Then she looked me up and said " Oh wait, its here" Saw nurse practitioner, who is one of the oddest people I have ever met. Will not have surgery here.
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Cranston, RI – Nov 21, 2018
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I had a colonoscopy by Dr Schechter in 09/2018 and he left two polyps in as he started 1 1/2 late so he didn't have time. Instead, he sent me for a Cat- Scan to get a baseline of the polyps so that in 2 years I have another C-Scan instead of removing the pre-cancerous polyps. The 2 he removed were pre-cancerous. So I went to another Doc a month after I found out. The other Doc removed 7 polyps that Dr S left in. Dr S, always smiles but by his actions, is very disrespectful to his patients.
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Dr. Schechter is professional yet has the best bed side manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone with any Gastro issues.
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Jacob Crane in Woonsocket, RI – Oct 29, 2018
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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 is not easy to go to any doctor for coco/rectal problems so I think he stands out in the crowd. You will usually be waiting to see him as he does take emergencies but you will be glad you did :))
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Christine in Cranston, RI – May 10, 2017
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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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John in Cranston RI – Apr 19, 2016
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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 that he was releasing her too early & that we'd wait for her actual surgeon to be back before her release. He told me This is not a hotel. The nurses agreed that it was FAR too soon. He was AWFUL.
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Rebecca in Bristol, RI – Mar 16, 2016
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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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michael johnson in Bristol, RI – Jan 25, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Schechter, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Providence, RI. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Anne's Hospital and The...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

UMDNJ
Fellowship Hospital
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Residency Hospital
University Conn
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Schechter frequently treats Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags, Anal or Rectal Pain, and Intestinal Abscess. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schechter treats.

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

Dr. Schechter's office is located at 208 Collyer St Ste 301, Providence, RI 02904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Unv Surg Assoc RI Colorectal

Unv Surg Assoc RI Colorectal208 Collyer St Ste 301 Providence, RI 02904
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Saint Anne's Hospital

Fall River, MA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

The Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

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

17 Awards Received