Gastrointestinal Cancer

The Cancer Institute is a leader in the care and treatment of digestive system cancers.

The American Cancer Society estimated there would be over 300,000 new cases of digestive system cancers (stomach, colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas, etc.) in the U.S. in 2016, including over 1,600 cases of colorectal cancer in Connecticut alone. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women.Patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team of gastrointestinal cancer experts, who consider patients and their families part of the team. In addition to gastrointestinal specialists, the team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists and radiation oncology experts. Each week specialists from across the Cancer Institute come together to address the most complex gastrointestinal cancer cases. Particularly difficult cases are presented quarterly at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Conference.A dedicated team of nurse practitioners helps patients manage issues and symptoms. Integrative medicine techniques like Reiki and accupuncture help manage symptoms from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Whenever appropriate, we connect patients with clinical trials offering the most promising advances in treating their gastrointestinal cancer. We make sure to support patients with any resources they (and their families) may need. Our goal is always to maximize cure and minimize GI function loss from surgery and other treatments.


Gastrointestinal Cancer at The Cancer Institute

Meet our Gastrointestinal Cancer Specialists:

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Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD
860.258.2375
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Wethersfield
Alsamarai, Susan, MD
203.238.7747
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
Baker, W. Jeffrey, MD
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Willimantic
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Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD
860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Brown, Matthew George, MD
860.241.0700
  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Hepatology
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  • Hartford
Cappa, Joseph Anthony, MD
860.657.1920
  • Gastroenterology
  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
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Caushaj, Fillor F., MD, PhD, FACS, FACG, FSSO
860.246.2071
  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • New Britain
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Cohen, Jeffrey Lewis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Coletti, David Edward, MD, FACS
860.886.0660
  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
Conard, Frederick Underwood, MD
860.289.3375
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Radiology
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  • Hartford
  • East Hartford
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Our Gastrointestinal Cancer Locations

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute