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Kershen, Richard Todd, MD

Title
Co-Medical Director, Pelvic Health Clinical Council

Gender

Male


Language

English, Spanish

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).


Specialties
Accepting New Patients
  • Urology

Areas of Expertise
Advance Male Sling, Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Bladder Retraining, Botox, Cystocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Fecal Incontinence, Female Urinary Incontinence, Female Urology, Fistulas, Incontinence, Male Incontinence, Male Stress Incontinence, Men's Health, Men's Health and Sexual Function, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurogenic Bladder, Neuromodulation, Overactive Bladder, Painful Bladder Syndrome, Pelvic Health and Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Post-Prostatectomy, Prolapse, Rectocele, Robotic Surgery, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urethral Diverticulum, Urethral Strictures, Urethroplasty, Urge Incontinence, Urge Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Vaginal Bulge, Vaginal Mesh Complications, Vaginal Prolapse

Hospitals and Organizations

  • West Hartford Surgery Center
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Hartford Hospital
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Integrated Care Partners

Education

Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine ‐ Female Urology, Neurology, Voiding Dysfunction
Children's Hospital (Boston)

Internship
Boston University Medical Center

Medical School
Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Residency
Boston University School of Medicine

Reviews

Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

There is no one better He is a caring kind man

5 out of 5 stars

All are great health care providers.

5 out of 5 stars

I was VERY IMPRESSED with Dr. Kershen. Within a couple of minutes of meeting him, I felt very comfortable in his care and couldn't be happier to be able to call him my new urologist. THANK YOU!

5 out of 5 stars

The staff & physician are well informed & relay this well to patient.

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor and RN were outstanding


Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Doctors and Nurses!

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent care. Deep knowledge of the subject. Wonderful staff.

5 out of 5 stars

Very knowledgeable and efficient.

Bio

Dr. Richard Kershen, a Board Certified Urologic Surgeon with sub-specialty fellowship certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and expertise in urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction and reconstructive pelvic surgery in both women and men.

Prior to joining Hartford Healthcare, Dr. Kershen practiced at the University of Vermont College of Medicine where he served as clinician, researcher, and educator at the Associate Professor level in the Department of Surgery/Division of Urology. In Vermont, he pioneered the development of, and served as Medical Director for Fletcher Allen Hospital’s Continence Center, the first multi-disciplinary center for the treatment of male and female pelvic disorders in New England.

Dr. Kershen completed his Residency in Urologic Surgery at The Boston University School of Medicine followed by a two-year Fellowship in Female Urology, Voiding Dysfunction, Neurourology and Urodynamics at The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Kershen is well published in scientific and medical journals and has presented original research at national and international conferences. He has participated in numerous clinical trials including studies of botulinum toxin (Botox) for the treatment of overactive bladder as well as novel inject-able urethral bulking agents for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. His most recent research has involved understanding lower urinary tract dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease as well as the prevention and treatment of complications related to vaginal mesh.

Dr. Kershen is a member of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the International Continence Society, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Urological Association and the New England Section of the AUA.

He prides himself on providing expert and compassionate care to his patients.

Media

News

Insurance

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

This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.

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