The Chest Wall Injury Center at Hartford Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients who have sustained traumatic injuries to the thoracic cavity with the goal of enhancing quality of life after their injury.

Our multidisciplinary approach brings together surgical specialties such as trauma, thoracic, plastic, and orthopedic surgery teams that work in conjunction with anesthesia, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chronic pain specialists. The Chest Wall Injury Center is also partnered with the Surgical Critical Care Division for the care of severely injured and medically complex patients. This allows for a holistic approach to maximize patient recovery.

The Chest Wall Injury Center at Hartford Hospital is proud to be a collaborative center with the Chest Wall Injury Society (CWIS), therefore, using high quality research to advance patient care outcomes.

What conditions do we treat?

Our trauma center at Hartford Hospital is a verified ACS Level 1 Trauma center capable of treating the most severely injured and medically complex patients. The Chest Wall Injury Center, as part of the Trauma Service, focuses on specific chest trauma including:

What procedures do we offer?

The Chest Wall Injury Center at Hartford Hospital is able to provide specialized procedures catered to each patient’s individualized needs including:

Meet our Specialists

Alfred Croteau

 

Acute Care Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Jane Keating

 

Acute Care Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Michael Miranda

 

Orthopedic Surgery

The Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Farmington, CT 06032
Mario Katigbak

4.9

Thoracic Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Manchester, CT 06042
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Jessica Lee

 

Acute Care Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Alex Cech

4.8

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Farmington, CT 06032
More Locations
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Hartford, CT 06106
Nishant Merchant

 

Acute Care Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Daniel Ricaurte

 

Acute Care Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital - Main
Hartford, CT 06102
Jennifer Worth

4.9

Thoracic Surgery

Medical Group Backus Medical Office Building
Norwich, CT 06360
More Locations
Waterford, CT 06385
Daniel Daman

 

Acute Care Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Patient transfers to the Chest Wall Injury Center

The Chest Wall Injury Center is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day by contacting the Hartford HealthCare Care Logistics Center. With our robust transfer capabilities, including our partnership with LIFE STAR, we are able to accept patients from local or regional hospitals both by ground and air.