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Robert Frisenda, MD

Dr. Frisenda is a general surgeon in the Danbury area. He is affiliated with Danbury Hospital and 6 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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202 doctors
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201 doctors
Top 5%
100 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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222 doctors
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222 doctors
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111 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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11 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Frisenda saw more pneumothorax patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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57 doctors
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58 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more drug allergies patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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65 doctors
Top 15%
64 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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33 doctors
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34 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more collapsed lung patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw broken collar bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
Top 25%
23 doctors
Top 15%
23 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
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35 doctors
Top 15%
35 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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66 doctors
Top 15%
66 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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40 doctors
Top 15%
41 doctors
Top 5%
20 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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214 doctors
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214 doctors
Top 5%
107 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
28 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw concussion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw pelvic fracture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
Top 25%
108 doctors
Top 15%
108 doctors
Top 5%
53 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw atrial fibrillation (Afib) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
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59 doctors
Top 15%
60 doctors
Top 5%
29 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
Top 25%
21 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw Crohn's disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
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61 doctors
Top 15%
60 doctors
Top 5%
30 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw dementia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
Top 25%
23 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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113 doctors
Top 15%
114 doctors
Top 5%
56 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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48 doctors
Top 15%
48 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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40 doctors
Top 15%
40 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
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21 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.
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140 doctors
Top 15%
140 doctors
Top 5%
70 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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65 doctors
Top 15%
65 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Bridgeport area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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133 doctors
Top 15%
134 doctors
Top 5%
66 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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60 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Frisenda saw open wound patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Bridgeport area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Frisenda’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Frisenda 5%
Predicted for his patients 19%

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. Frisenda’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
81%
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. Frisenda’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
92%
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. Frisenda’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’s same-day biopsy rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Frisenda 82%
Predicted for his patients 50%

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. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’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. Frisenda’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Frisenda’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. Frisenda sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Danbury Hospital
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
20 miles away
Medical Arts Center
111 Osborne St
Danbury, CT 06810
20 miles away
19 Baker Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
53 miles away

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Credentials
  • Michigan State University Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1975

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Danbury Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • New Milford Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Westchester Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Mid-Hudson Valley Division of Westchester Medical Center
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Banner Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield