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Steven Kurzweil, MD

Dr. Kurzweil is a general surgeon in the Festus area. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Jefferson and 4 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
374 doctors
Top 15%
374 doctors
Top 5%
186 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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102 doctors
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102 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil 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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108 doctors
Top 15%
108 doctors
Top 5%
53 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil 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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23 doctors
Top 15%
23 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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435 doctors
Top 15%
434 doctors
Top 5%
217 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw pain 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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54 doctors
Top 15%
53 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil 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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28 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil 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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15 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
Top 15%
19 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more appendicitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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42 doctors
Top 15%
42 doctors
Top 5%
20 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw skin 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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403 doctors
Top 15%
404 doctors
Top 5%
201 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil 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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7 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw pilonidal cyst 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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50 doctors
Top 15%
49 doctors
Top 5%
24 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw carcinoma 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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385 doctors
Top 15%
385 doctors
Top 5%
192 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw vascular disease 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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52 doctors
Top 15%
53 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw blood 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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82 doctors
Top 15%
81 doctors
Top 5%
40 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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34 doctors
Top 15%
34 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw lymphoma 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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23 doctors
Top 15%
23 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw venous insufficiency 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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204 doctors
Top 15%
204 doctors
Top 5%
101 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw cellulitis 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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280 doctors
Top 15%
280 doctors
Top 5%
139 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw heart disease 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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202 doctors
Top 15%
202 doctors
Top 5%
100 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw coronary artery disease (CAD) 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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Top 25%
116 doctors
Top 15%
116 doctors
Top 5%
57 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw broken bone 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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53 doctors
Top 15%
53 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw bowel obstruction 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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108 doctors
Top 15%
108 doctors
Top 5%
54 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw open wound 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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240 doctors
Top 15%
239 doctors
Top 5%
119 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw high cholesterol 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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268 doctors
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268 doctors
Top 5%
134 doctors
Dr. Kurzweil saw obesity 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.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Kurzweil’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kurzweil 38%
Predicted for his patients 20%

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kurzweil’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. Kurzweil’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kurzweil 88%
Predicted for his patients 75%

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. Kurzweil’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kurzweil’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. Kurzweil’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
93%
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. Kurzweil’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kurzweil’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.

Locations

Dr. Kurzweil sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Mercy Hospital Jefferson
1400 US Highway 61
Festus, MO 63028
934 miles away
Metro Imaging South County
13303 Tesson Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63128
927 miles away
211 S Burns Ave
Sparta, IL 62286
899 miles away
Office
1455 US Highway 61
Festus, MO 63028
934 miles away

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Credentials
  • Creighton University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990
  • St Louis University School of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Vascular Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Mercy Hospital Jefferson
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • St Anthony's Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Parkland Health Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Madison Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Sparta Community Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant 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
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield