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Thurston, Kristy Tyler, MD





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Anal Fissures, Anal Fistulas and Fissures, Appendectomy, Cancer of the Small Intestine, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Crohn's Disease, Digestive Diseases in Women, Diverticular Disease, Fecal Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Ileoanal Pouch Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Inherited Colorectal Cancers, Intestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pilonidal Surgery, Pouchoscopy, Rectal Cancer, Rectal Prolapse, Robotic Colon Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Sphincter Sparing Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis


North Shore LIJ Health System

Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Colby College


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Thurston is a sweetheart!!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Thurston provided a possible remedy with pros and cons, allowing me to make an informed choice. She has great charisma and I felt comfortable with her.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent experience - would definitely recommend!

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Thurtson is exceptional!

4 out of 5 stars

I literally saw her for less than 5 minutes. Based on that, I couldn't really recommend her since I don't really know much about her.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Thurston and staff gave the best care!

5 out of 5 stars

I will recommend anyone who needs a thorough care provider to my care provider. I am happy with my care there.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Thurston and the nurses were extremely patient and kind. They explained everything in simple terms that helped me understand what was happening. 5. I would put 6 if I could.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Caring and compassionate. Very thorough.


Kristy graduated from the UCONN School of Medicine where she also completed her residency. She then completed a fellowship in Surgery at Northshore LIJ Great Neck. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

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