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Dr. Steven Schechter, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 61

  
Dr. Schechter

Unv Surg Assoc RI Colorectal

208 Collyer St Ste 301 Providence, RI 02904
Accepting new patients

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(401) 725-4888

Dr. Steven Schechter, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Providence, RI. He specializes in colorectal surgery.


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  • Practices at top hospital Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Schechter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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
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

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Injudicious Prescribing (8/3/2017)View details
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Rhode Island
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schechter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schechter treats Abscess more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schechter treats Anal Disorders more than 97% of his peers

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schechter treats Hemorrhoids more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Schechter treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Schechter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Schechter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schechter

3.7

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
62.06896551724138%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
31.03448275862069%
(9)

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Schechter, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Providence, RI. He specializes in colorectal surgery.

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

  • Spanish
  • English

Affiliated Hospitals

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Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Saint Anne's Hospital

Fall River, MA

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)