Gastrointestinal Cancer

A broad term for cancer that occurs anywhere in the GI tract. This occurs when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably and form tumors, most commonly in the esophagus, gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas and stomach.

Many gastrointestinal cancers are diagnosed in more advanced stages of the disease because early stages may not cause any symptoms. Risk factors may include family history, advanced age, obesity, tobacco use high alcohol consumption and more.


Diagnosis & Treatments

We use several advanced GI procedures to detect and treat GI cancers including:

Visit the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute to learn more.


Meet Our Gastrointestinal Cancer Specialists

Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD 860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Avon
Bliss, Lindsay Ann, MD, MPH 860.246.2071
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Cappa, Joseph Anthony, MD 860.657.1920
  • Gastroenterology
  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Curtis, David Eugene, MD 860.246.2071
  • Hepatobiliary and Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Dailey, Mark Edward, MD 860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Einstein, Michael Mark, MD 860.972.4262
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology
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  • Hartford
Elias, Rawad, MD 860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
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Giove, Lawrence M., MD 860.246.6647
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Golioto, Michael John, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD 860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Jo, Kevin Seungho, MD 203.886.0036
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Hartford
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Johnson, Kristina Hope, MD, FACS, FASCRS 860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Karasik, Michael Steven, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Kim, Susan Y., MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Nestler, Jeffry Laurence, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Salner, Andrew, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Sardella, William Vincent, MD 860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
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Schauer, Peter Kevin, MD, FACP 860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Schipper, Bret Mitchell, MD, FACS, CPE 860.696.2040
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Selden, Michael Aaron, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Windsor
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Serrano, Oscar K., MD 860.972.4219
  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary and Surgical Oncology
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  • Hartford
Shaikh, Inam Ahmed, MD 860.489.7017
  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
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  • Torrington
  • Torrington
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Su, Yanjun, MD 203.694.8120
  • Anatomic-Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
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  • Meriden
Thurston, Kristy Tyler, MD 860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Manchester
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Vignati, Paul Vincent, MD 860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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