Advanced GI Care for Complex Conditions

 

For decades, doctors have been able to use sophisticated technology to look closely at hard-to-reach parts of the GI tract. Today, our expert gastroenterologists take it a step further, using this technique to treat complex digestive conditions and early stage cancers – which means less pain, zero incisions, fewer risks and a faster recovery for our patients.

 
 

Medical Rounds

Medical Rounds with Dr. Peter Yu

As part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s pioneering membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a new, dedicated clinical trials unit has officially opened at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Peter Yu is the physician-in-chief at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute.

Medical Rounds with Dr. Heather King

There is a way to perform breast surgery so as to hide the scar - which can often be a reminder cancer.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Best Regional Hospitals (*Ranked #1 in Hartford Metro Area) and recognized as High Performing in two adult specialties (nephrology, pulmonology) and four procedures / conditions (aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure)

* earning this prestigious distinction for the eighth consecutive year.

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New HPV Vaccine Offers Some Protection Against Several Cancers

Like many things in science and medicine, the vaccine for the human papilloma virus has evolved. First it was recommended for females age 12 to 26 who had not been sexually active, later for males in the same age group who had not had sex. Recently, however, research prompted the [...]

Beyond ‘Chemobrain’: New Hartford HealthCare Study Looks at Cancer and the Mind

By David Finitsis Clinical Psychologist and Senior Scientist, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Does this sound familiar? You walk into a room only to forget exactly what it was you came into that room to do.  Or your friend introduces you to someone and no sooner have you shaken hands when [...]

“Hidden Scar” Surgery: Making a Difference for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast surgeons at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital are performing a revolutionary procedure that allows them to do specific types of breast cancer surgery without leaving visible marks. Dr. Heather King is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute to describe how this technique is [...]

Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer [...]

A Bigger Role for Immunotherapy in Breast Cancer Treatment?

Although immunotherapy – the ability to use the body’s immune system to fight off cancer – has not been as helpful for breast cancer patients, new research shows “promise” for some women, according to Dr. Patricia DeFusco, director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program. “Harnessing the immune system [...]

Weight, Weight: Don’t Tell Me (Simple Exercises to Tone the Body?)

When most people hear the words weight training, images of bodybuilders lifting huge heavy weights may be the first thing that comes to mind. But you don’t have to look like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger to reap the benefits that weight training can provide. Weight training is an extremely important [...]


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Recognized by Healthgrades® as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™

– earning this prestigious distinction for the fourth consecutive year.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018, 8:00AM - 5:30PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Under national guidelines, only individuals over the age of 18 can attend this training

In this FREE educational seminar, learn [...]

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Childbirth One Day

Online registration survey questions are mandatory and must be completed in order to secure your registration. This one-day Saturday [...]

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Maternity Tour (Registration Required)

Please join us for a guided tour to acquaint you with our facility and maternity services. Registration is REQUIRED for the mother-to-be, [...]


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