The Digestive Health Center at Hartford Hospital gives the region’s physicians and their patients fast, convenient access to care.

From routine screenings and common tests to advanced procedures and complex cases, Hartford Hospital’s Digestive Health Center offers the expert diagnostic and treatment capabilities that referring physicians demand, combined with the compassionate care every patient deserves.

Digestive Health Conditions We Treat

Explore the various gastroenterological conditions that we treat at Hartford Hospital.

Conditions

Digestive Health Services We Offer

At Hartford Hospital, we have the expertise and technology others don’t. We deliver the most advanced care available and help you avoid surgery altogether.

Treatments & Procedures

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‘A Good, Sober Way to Have Fun’: Boxing and the IOL’s Dual Diagnosis Program

He stood quietly, watching the others throw punches that sometimes missed the mark. Then Michael, his eyes intent behind roundish glasses, stepped forward and launched a series of solid punches, first at the instructor’s outstretched training mitts and then to the jaw of a sparring dummy. Uppercut. Thwack! Jab. Thwack! [...]

A No-Incision Procedure That Removes Deep Tumors in GI Tract

Dr. Michael Karasik, a gastroenterologist at the Digestive Health Center at Hartford Hospital, is the only physician in the state performing complex procedures to remove deep tumors in the gastrointestinal tract. Q.  First, tell us all about these less invasive procedures. What are they? A.  Endoscopic submucosal dissection, ESD, is [...]

February Walk to Wellness: The Best Exercises for Your Heart

Your heart loves exercise. A new study suggests a basic six-month marathon-training program followed by 138 newbie runners, ages 21 to 69, reduced the equivalent of four years from their vascular age. The British Heart Foundation in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which funded the research, said [...]

Cologuard: Is At-Home Test Really as Good at Detecting Cancer as a Colonoscopy?

If you’ve heard about the newer tests on the market aimed at detecting colon cancer, they may sound like a dream come true. Skip the dreaded colonoscopy in favor of a less invasive option. No prep. No going under anesthesia. And done in the privacy of your own home. But [...]

Colorectal Surgeon: Here’s What to Like About a Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined in the United States.  Yet one in three people are not up-to-date when it comes to colorectal cancer screening. Here’s more from Dr. William Sardella, a colorectal surgeon at the Digestive Health Center at Hartford Hospital, [...]

How to Stay Active, Fit and Safe During the Coldest Winter Months

Despite the January thaw we recently experienced, the winter weather is here to stay.  But don’t let the cold keep you from getting out to enjoy the outdoors. The Hartford HealthCare Sports Medicine team reminds you that with a little planning and preparation, it’s easy to stay active during the [...]

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Don’t delay; it’s never been easier to make an appointment for your colonoscopy at Hartford Hospital.


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