Dr. Steven Schechter, MD

Dr. Steven Schechter, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(24)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steven Schechter, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Providence, RI. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Schechter is affiliated with Saint Anne's Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital.

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
  • Tufts Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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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

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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schechter to family and friends
3.7
based on 24 total reviews (4 with comments)
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)
in Cranston, RI |
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 :))
in Cranston RI |
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.
in Bristol, RI |
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.
in Bristol, RI |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schechter accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schechter has admitting privileges

Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Ave
Providence, RI 02906
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Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI 02903
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Saint Anne's Hospital
795 Middle St
Fall River, MA 02721
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