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About Dr. Stuart E Bussell
Dr. Stuart E Bussell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Danbury, CT. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery. Dr. Bussell is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Bussell has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Stuart E Bussell has the following 2 specialties
- Colon & Rectal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
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Dr Bussell is a nice guy, but I didn't feel my hand was being held or that anyone on his team was very responsive. It was incredibly frustrating to see someone in his office and his office nurse had me crying. I was suffering, while trying to get answers. He kept trying to get me better so that I could have a colon resection surgery, which makes sense, in theory. I lost 30 lbs in three months, and had several hospital stays. Guide to nutrition was VERY limited, and I irritated the professional staff with my questions. A second opinion showed me that I was NOT going to get better at all without surgery and would keep being sick and hospitalized if I waited. My second-opinion surgeon at Columbia was spot-on, called me at least every other day to see how I was doing to get me as ready as possible for the surgery -- stradling between a hot infection and a calm, not recovered, colon. No way was I getting this kind of attention from Bussell or his office. The Danbury hospital nurses were also maddening. I would crawl to Columbia, 1:15 away, before I go to Danbury again, 2 miles away.
While we only interacted with Dr. Bussell in the hospital as opposed to his office thus far, our family could not be more happy with him. He was accessible and available to speak to us when we had questions. That's a huge hurdle with too many doctors, whether due to hectic schedules or not. Dr. Bussell took time to speak to us in a clear, intelligent, concise manner and treated us as if my wife was his only patient (which of course he is one of many). That type of care from a doctor has seemingly gone the way of the dinosaur but for a select few doctors, Dr. Bussell being one of them. His bedside manner could not have been any more calm and confident while instilling that confidence into me, my family and most important my wife who was his patient. He is a respected surgeon but what was perhaps most impressive was how much he's respected by his peers. Nurses, residents, and other doctors would champion Dr. Bussell above other possible surgeons, some without being queried. After the surgery, Dr. Bussell call me immediately on my cell phone to tell me results of surgery. He asked where we were waiting and told us to sit tight, he'd be right there. A few minutes later, he walks in and sits with us for a good 15 minutes to explain everything that happened and field questions from 4 people without a hint of wanting to bolt out of there. He was truly attentive to our needs, as the family of the patient. Unfortunately, we've had quite a few experiences with doctors in recent years and there were a some good experiences and some bad. Dr. Bussell was one of the best. We really couldn't have expected anything better from a surgeon during these past few weeks. Looking forward to continued care with Dr. Bussell and his staff.
Suffered for 10 weeks, His office cancelled 3 appointments on me even though I explained I was in horrendous pain. After practically begging for an appointment, finally got one a week later was told a procedure would be have to be done. Did all the prep work, arrived at the hospital and was told I must've been confused and that another procedure would be done. I wasn't confused at all, I know what was told to me. When asked about the success rate of the procedure he was going to do, he told me there is no data on it. What? He then proceeded to tell me that if it didn't work and I was still in pain he could squeeze me in for the surgery in two days. This was just amazing to me. Since I had already missed a lot of time at work decided to go with the (no data procedure) and ended up being in more pain then when I started. Tried calling and was told I would get a call back, the call came a day later and was told to call the office to get an appointment the next day which i did. Received a call from the office telling me he had to cancel my appointment but would call me that evening, that evening call never came. He called me noon the next day and said he could squeeze me in for a 5 minute appointment. This had to be a joke. It wasn't. A total lack of caring about my issues, FYI - Although the front desk girls were courteous, the nursing staff was rude and uncaring as well. Decided to see another Doctor who I saw 2 days later, he recommended the surgery that I should've had 4 weeks ago. Had the surgery the following Tuesday and happy to say I am on the road to recovery with only minor pain. Probably a blessing in disguise that Dr Bussell didn't do the surgery, lord only knows what would've happened to me. Would not recommend him to anyone. Very bad experience.
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Patients' Choice Award (2008)
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Dr. Bussell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
22 Years Experience
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
Graduated in 1996
Michigan State University
Dr. Stuart E Bussell accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
- Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
- Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
- Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Connecticare Passage
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsWestern Connecticut Health Network, 111 Osborne St Ste 209, Danbury, CT
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