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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

Hospitals and Organizations

  • West Hartford Surgery Center
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Integrated Care Partners


North Shore LIJ Health System ‐ Colon & Rectal Surgery

Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Colby College


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Thurston has the most incredible bedside manner.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Thurston was excellent, showed concern for my worries, highly professional and caring.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Thurston was extremely compassionate, thorough and explained everything to me so I could readily understand

5 out of 5 stars

Provider was very thorough, listened to what I had to say and explained everything. Great experience

5 out of 5 stars

Me and my daughter love seeing this dr

5 out of 5 stars

Everything from when I walked into the office until I left was excellent

5 out of 5 stars

Like always, Dr. Thurston is simply marvelous!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Thurston was excellent. She took great care and made me feel comfortable. I especially did not feel rushed

5 out of 5 stars

I am feeling extremely confident that I am in good hands. Their proactive use of EPIC in communicating with myself and other HHC providers makes me feel like everyone is on the same page. The gold standard in healthcare.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Thurston was responsive throughout. I don't refer people to colorectal surgeons but would be glad to see a friend in Dr T's care.

5 out of 5 stars

Doctor had reviewed my past history and visits although 4 years ago which allowed us to move onto my current condition discussion promptly.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

From the reception desk to the infusion center, all staff are present and professional. I had forgotten my phone as I had thought it was a quick procedure and the nurse offered to go to my car to retrieve it. That way I could let the party I was meeting know that I would be later than expected. That small kindness left a big impression on me.

5 out of 5 stars

The staff was friendly. The place was clean. Dr Thurston was very gentle during the procedure that I had. Explained everything. I felt very relaxed. Like I was in good hands. I appreciate all you do!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Thurston is amazing!


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

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