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Bernard Szopa, MD

Dr. Szopa is a general surgeon in the O Fallon area. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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384 doctors
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383 doctors
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191 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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448 doctors
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447 doctors
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223 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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32 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more gas patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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103 doctors
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104 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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56 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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149 doctors
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148 doctors
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74 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more diarrhea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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54 doctors
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54 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw jaundice patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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110 doctors
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109 doctors
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54 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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47 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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82 doctors
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82 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more venous insufficiency patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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207 doctors
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206 doctors
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103 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more cellulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more anal fissure patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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395 doctors
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394 doctors
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197 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more hidradenitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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413 doctors
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414 doctors
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206 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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57 doctors
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56 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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160 doctors
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160 doctors
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80 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more constipation patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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54 doctors
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54 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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221 doctors
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220 doctors
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110 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Szopa saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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146 doctors
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145 doctors
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72 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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28 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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55 doctors
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54 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Szopa saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Szopa’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Szopa 3%
Predicted for his patients 17%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Szopa’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Szopa’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Szopa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Szopa’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Szopa’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
72%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Szopa’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Szopa’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Szopa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Szopa’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Szopa’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
85%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Szopa’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Szopa’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Szopa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Szopa’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Szopa’s same-day biopsy rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Szopa 85%
Predicted for his patients 49%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Szopa’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Szopa’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Szopa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Szopa’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Szopa sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
1414 Cross St
O Fallon, IL 62269
901 miles away

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Credentials
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1989
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Szopa is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Memorial Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Sparta Community Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • St Elizabeth Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • PacificSource
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield