Physician Detail

Bret Mitchell Schipper, MD, FACS, CPE

Chief, Surgical Oncology, Hartford & Central Region, Director, Oncologic Surgery, HHC Cancer Institute

4.8 /5
58 surveys

Practice

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Specialty

Surgical Oncology < Accepting new patients for this specialty
General Surgery, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Appendectomy, Biliary Disease, Biliary Surgery, Cancer of the Small Intestine, Cancer Screening, Cholangiocarcinoma, Cholecystectomy, Complex Bile Duct Repair and Reconstruction, End Stage Pancreas Disease, Foregut Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Gallbladder Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastric Cancers, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Intestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Foregut Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Liver Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Liver Tumors, Melanoma, Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreas Disease, Pancreas Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatitis, Radiofrequency Ablation, Robotic Surgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer

Physician Quicklink

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/BretSchipper

Institute URL

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/cancer

Phone

860.696.2040

Schipper, Bret Mitchell, MD, FACS, CPE

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Gender
Male

Languages
English


Office Locations


  • Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - New Britain, Gynecologic Oncology

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is transforming the delivery of cancer care to patients across central Connecticut and beyond. This spacious and welcoming facility that opened in spring 2015 is bringing leading-edge cancer care in a warm, compassionate setting. The goal behind everything we do is to make the journey of care as easy as possible. We offer a wide variety of comforts and amenities designed to reduce the anxiety and fear that often comes with a cancer diagnosis. All patients who walk through our doors are greeted by a team of patient ambassadors who answer any questions and help guide patients to the areas where they need to go for care. The Cancer Institute also features the latest advances in treatment and technology in a warm and welcoming environment. Here are some of the highlights of the expansive facility on the Plainville-New Britain town line: The new center is part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, which is the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance . MSK is the premier cancer center in the country, and treatment standards within the Hartford HealthCare Institute are aligned with MSK. Patients also have access to MSK’s world renowned clinical research trials and protocols. Over 100,000 square feet of clinical and medical office space focused on the cancer care needs of the Greater New Britain community, making it easily the largest facility dedicated to cancer care in the region. Comprehensive breast health center that will feature full-service care for breast cancer patients, from diagnosis to treatment to survivor-ship. State-of-the-art radiation therapy featuring the most advanced technology, including intensity modulated radiation therapy and Novalis radiosurgery. The latest in imaging technology, including MRI and PET-CT scanning. Our patient ambassador team is trained to do all the things, both big and small, that can help put patients and their families and loved ones at ease. Besides our ambassadors, we offer: Ample and convenient parking, including a drop-off space at the entrance to the cancer center. Music in the main entryway from a player piano as well as professional musicians. A warm, welcoming entry area that features a stone-inlaid fireplace and staircase. Numerous fireplaces situated in patient areas throughout the building. A serene reflection garden, with a walking path and a small pond, in the back of the building. An infusion center featuring private bays where patients can watch high-definition TV or look out the window to a sweeping view of the woods and walking path in the rear of the building. Music in the main entryway from a player piano as well as professional musicians.

    183 North Mountain Road
    Second Floor
    New Britain, CT 06053
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    Phone: 860.827.4180
    Fax: 860.223.0132

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Surgical Oncology

    85 Seymour Street
    Suite 700
    Hartford, CT 06106
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    Phone: 860.524.2723
    Fax: 860.696.2050


Bio

Bret Schipper, MD, FACS, is chief of surgical oncology at Hartford Hospital and director of oncologic surgery for the entire Cancer Institute.

Board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Schipper’s areas of interest include: hepatobiliary surgery, both benign and malignant; minimally-invasive robotic surgery; soft tissue (melanoma/sarcoma) and gastric cancers; Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for advanced malignancies; and complex surgical oncology.

Dr. Schipper earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He completed an internship at the State University of New York Upstate University Medical Center. He also completed residency and a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

He serves as assistant clinical professor in the departments of surgery at both the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University School of Medicine.

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Education

Medical School

  • Ross University School of Medicine MD

Internship

  • SUNY Upstate

Residency

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Undergraduate

  • University of Florida

Faculty Appointments

Quinnipiac University, Surgery, Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor

Professional Organizations

Hartford County Medical Association, Member
Society of Laporoendoscopic Surgeons, Member
Clinical Robotic Surgical Association, Member
Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, NCI Investigator
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
American Medical Association, Member
Connecticut State Medical Society, Member

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Insurance Accepted*

Aetna, Anthem, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Connecticare, Connecticare Medicare, Coventry, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, Multiplan, Prime Health Services, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

*This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.


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