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. Erica Schuyler

Get the basics on epilepsy from Hartford HealthCare's Dr. Erica Schuyler.

Medical Rounds with Dr. Jared Bieniek

The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. A new program at Hartford HealthCare has been designed to change that: the Tallwood Men’s Health Center in Farmington.  Hartford HealthCare urologist Dr. Jared Bieniek has details.

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* earning this prestigious distinction for the eighth consecutive year.

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Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery: What to Expect

A radical prostatectomy that removes the prostate gland and surrounding tissue offers men with localized prostate cancer a clear pathway to neutralizing the disease. The 10-year survival rate, according to a study cited by the National Institutes of Health, is 75 percent. Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, is a potential [...]

The Connection Between Acid Reflux and Cancer

Acid reflux affects millions of people, but you may not know that acid reflux over time could turn to cancer. Hartford HealthCare gastroenterologist Dr. David Chaletsky explains.  Q: What is acid reflux?  A: Acid reflux – commonly known as heartburn – occurs when acid from the stomach moves up into [...]

Shedding Pounds Safely, Effectively

For some, losing weight is a lifelong struggle. But there are ways to safely and effectively get rid of those unwanted pounds, according to obesity medicine specialist Dr. Devika Umashanker with the Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Program. Q: What should people know bout dietary supplements to lose weight? [...]

Gun Buyback Dec. 15 at Community Renewal in Hartford

Although many people say having a gun at home will keep them safe, experts and policymakers increasingly agree that firearms in the home are dangerous. That’s why Hartford Hospital is teaming up with the Community Renewal Team and other community partners for the next Capital Region Gun Buyback. “Every time [...]

Epilepsy: What Happens After You’re Diagnosed?

Nearly 60,000 people in Connecticut live with epilepsy. There are many different types of epilepsy and seizures — and they can come out of nowhere. Hartford HealthCare epileptologist Dr. Erica Schuyler explains.   Q. What is epilepsy? A: Epilepsy is recurrent, unprovoked seizures – caused by abnormal electrical activity in the [...]

Cancer Patient Treated With New Radioactive Drug at Hartford Hospital

A new radioactive drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for a type of cancer affecting the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract has been used for the first time in the area by doctors at Hartford Hospital treating a patient with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. The new drug, [...]


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– earning this prestigious distinction for the fourth consecutive year.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018, 6:30PM - 7:45PM

Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction

This lecture is for families and friends of individuals who have an anxiety disorder or a related disorder. Patricipants will acquire a [...]

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Tai Chi & QiGong for Parkinson's

Calm your mind and energize your body with the deep breathing and slow, flowing movements of these ancient Chinese healing exercises. [...]

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018, 3:00PM - 5:30PM

Surgical Weight Loss Information Session for Hartford Hospital

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about: Surgical weight loss and a review of procedures offered, Risks and benefits of surgery, [...]


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