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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
Not Currently Accepting New Patients
  • General 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 very thorough, listens intently, explains things clearly.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Thurston was very professional and very up front with the treatment that was given to me.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Thurston, thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns and providing a thorough explanation of the procedure. Nice job!

5 out of 5 stars

I felt such great ease with Dr Thurston. She was kind, compassionate and very down to earth. I felt I was in great hands.

5 out of 5 stars

I was never told what could happen after the procedure, so when something did happen, I read in MyChart that they went over risks and they did not.

5 out of 5 stars

I love her! She's amazing!

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Thurston is great and so are the medical assistance to everyone at the desk in Manchester office .

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Thurston is an extraordinarily talented surgeon with a personable and compassionate bedside manner.


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, Harvard Pilgrim, 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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