George A. Yavorek, MD

Specialty

Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Anal Cancer, Colon Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Fistula, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis


Phone
(203) 776-4677
Accepting New Patients

Biography

George Yavorek, MD, has been a colorectal surgeon in the New Haven area for 25 years, providing nonsurgical and surgical care for teenagers and adults of all ages with problems ranging from hemorrhoids and diverticulitis to a variety of colorectal cancers.

Doctors often can do more when colorectal problems are diagnosed early, Dr. Yavorek says. Care for colorectal cancer has changed dramatically with the use of minimally invasive surgeries. “The outcomes, in terms of cancer survival, are equal to open surgery, but the length of stay and patient satisfaction are better,” Dr. Yavorek says. Results are also improving as different specialists collaborate on plans of care that may include such treatments as chemotherapy, radiation, and biologic medicines, he adds.

Dr. Yavorek comes from a family of doctors. His father was a dentist, and his four siblings are all doctors. “I was the most hands-on, so that led me to surgery,” he says. “As a surgeon, you get a lot of satisfaction out of solving a person's problem—even if it’s not a life-threatening one.”

His message to anyone, whether or not they have a family history of colorectal problems: Never miss a routine colonoscopy screening. “It's heartbreaking to see someone who is in their late 50s or early 60s, and never had a colonoscopy, show up with advanced colon cancer. Colonoscopy screenings can prevent cancer or at least catch it at an earlier stage when it is much more curable,” Dr. Yavorek says. The American Cancer Society recommends that people considered to be of average risk start regular colonoscopy screenings at age 45 and continue with regular recommended screenings through age 75.  

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Surgery

330 Orchard Street
Suite 309
New Haven, CT 06511

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Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 867-5507

Education & Training

Education

Jefferson Medical College

Residency

Monmouth Medical Center

Fellowship

Grant Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare