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. Maria Tsarouhas

What is inpatient rehabilitation? Dr. Maria Tsarouhas works in the newly-opened inpatient rehab at Hartford Hospital. She has the details.

Medical Rounds with Dr. Mark Marieb

There have been advancements made in the evaluation and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances, otherwise known as cardiac arrhythmias. Hartford HealthCare's Dr. Mark Marieb has details.

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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The Open-Heart Surgery Alternative: Hartford Hospital Doctors Perform 1,000th TAVR

On Jan. 14, the Heart & Vascular Institute‘s structural heart team at Hartford Hospital completed its 1,000th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure. TAVR is designed to treat aortic valve disease, a common condition that develops as people get older. With aortic valve disease, “the heart is pumping blood through a pinhole,” [...]

Bariatric Surgery: What Happens if I Regain Weight?

When patients see me for medical weight loss, most have considered surgical weight loss at some point in their lifetime. One of their  greatest fears is gaining weight after surgery. Why? Because every one of these patients knows somebody who regained all the weight lost after bariatric surgery. It’s not [...]

Death After Pregnancy: Why Is U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate So High?

It’s rare that a woman in America dies because of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, but when this country’s maternal mortality rate is the highest in the developed world it’s not rare enough. The United Health Foundation forecast 20.7 deaths per 100,000 women in 2018 in the United States that [...]

What is Inpatient Rehabilitation?

A new inpatient rehabilitation unit opened at Hartford Hospital recently. It’s a 26-bed unit that specializes in physical, occupational and speech therapy for patients who have suffered a major illness or injury. Dr. Maria Tsarouhas of the Hartford Hospital In-Patient Rehabilitation Unit has details on what that means.  Q: This unit opened [...]

Why Heart Patients Shouldn’t Use Apple Watch to Detect AFib

Seems that the Apple smartwatch can do it all – check email, send an SOS, connect to your car, get directions, open your garage door and order a pizza — but checking your heartbeat for atrial fibrillation might not make sense. Dr. Steven Zweibel, director of electrophysiology at the Hartford [...]

Mental Health First Aid: Helping Those Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

You’ve probably heard about CPR, right? It’s a certification that anyone can earn to help someone in medical distress. But did you know there is a similar program to help people learn how to provide first aid in the event of a mental health crisis? It’s called Mental Health First [...]


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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

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group (Hartford Hospital Program)

Open to surgical weight loss patients both before and after surgery. Program provides presentations on topics related to nutrition, [...]

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019, 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, Jan 23, 2019, 5:00PM - 6:15PM

L.G.B.T.Q. Support Group

This is a support group for 16-23 years olds who identify LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) issues as being [...]


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