Find relief from symptoms of digestive health conditions when you get care from our highly experienced doctors.

For patients in Connecticut, Hartford HealthCare Digestive Health is a comprehensive resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a full range of gastrointestinal disorders that affect the stomach, colon and digestive tract.

We provide expert care. But we also realize that when you visit us, you may be experiencing some discomfort. That's why we do everything we can to ensure that your visit is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. From routine screenings and common tests to advanced procedures and complex cases, we offer expert diagnostic and treatment capabilities, combined with the compassionate care every patient deserves. Learn more at Hartford Hospital's Digestive Health Center.

         

         

         

         

Digestive Health Center in Bloomfield

The new Hartford HealthCare Digestive Health Center in Bloomfield offers coordinated care with the expertise of gastroenterology and surgical specialists and sub-specialists along with an expanded GI Endoscopy Unit to meet all of your digestive health needs—all in one convenient location.

Visit the Digestive Health Center

Neurogastroenterology & Motility Center

Hartford HealthCare’s Neurogastroenterology & Motility Center is a comprehensive program dedicated to the holistic care of patients with complex gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Visit the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Center

         

Swallowing & Reflux Program

Are you like one in five Americans who have trouble swallowing or suffer from Acid Reflux? Click below to see how Hartford HealthCare is prepared to help you.

Acute Care Locations
 
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Backus Hospital

Backus Hospital includes a not-for-profit, 213-bed hospital in Norwich and numerous off-site locations, including several health centers and the Backus Outpatient Care Center.

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed Level 1 Trauma Center & regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is a 446-bed, acute-care community teaching hospital with campuses in New Britain and Southington.

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MidState Medical Center Digestive Health Center

MidState Medical Center is a 156-bed acute care hospital located in Meriden, Connecticut, with satellite offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Southington.

St. Vincent Medical Center

2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606

Outpatient Locations
 
Glastonbury GI Center

Glastonbury GI Center

Let the Glastonbury GI Center be your health partner. We're pleased to provide the Glastonbury area with a series of programs designed to help you and your family stay healthy and learn about health issues you may be dealing with.

Bloomfield Digestive Health Center

Hartford HealthCare Digestive Health Center

The new Hartford HealthCare Digestive Health Center in Bloomfield offers coordinated care with the expertise of gastroenterology and surgical specialists and sub-specialists along with an expanded GI Endoscopy Unit to meet all of your digestive health needs—all in one convenient location.

 
 
Our Digestive Health Specialists

Meet our Digestive Health Gastroenterologists:

Name Specialties Location
Cappa, Joseph Anthony, MD 860.657.1920
  • Gastroenterology
  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Chaletsky, David Michael, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Gelwan, Jeffrey Stuart, MD 860.657.1920
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Golioto, Michael John, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
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Johnson, Maria Elena, MD 203.626.6540
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Meriden
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Karasik, Michael Steven, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Koliani-Pace, Jenna L., MD 860.657.1920
  • Gastroenterology
  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Norwich
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Mehendiratta, Vaibhav, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Norwich
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Nestler, Jeffry Laurence, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Parikh, Neil D., MD 860.409.4567
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
  • Enfield
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Plotkin, Eileen K., MD 860.229.9688
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Bloomfield
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Selden, Michael Aaron, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Windsor
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Smedley, Michelle Victoria, MD 860.409.4567
  • Gastroenterology
  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
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Swales, Colin Thomas, MD 860.972.4262
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
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Williamson, Jonathan Blair, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
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Wysocki, John David, MD 860.644.4442
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
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Meet our Neurogastroenterologists:

Name Specialties Location
Masoud, Amir Elmiselhy, MD 475.210.4727
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Fairfield
Sanchez, Mayra Janet, MD 475.210.4727
  • Gastroenterology
  • Fairfield

Meet our Digestive Health General Surgeons:

Name Specialties Location
Baker, Lisa Susan, APRN 860.246.2071
  • General Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
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Carey, Shannon, PA-C 860.286.2470
  • General Surgery
  • Bloomfield
Daoud, Vladimir Paul, MD 860.246.2071
  • General Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Manchester
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Schwartz, Kenneth M., MD 203.238.2691
  • General Surgery
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • North Haven
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Meet our Digestive Health Surgical Weight Loss Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Benbrahim, Aziz, MD, FACS, FASMBS 860.224.5161
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • North Haven
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Hannoush, Edward J., MD 860.224.5161
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
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Papasavas, Pavlos K., MD, FACS, FASMBS 860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Tishler, Darren Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS 860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
  • Enfield
  • Manchester
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Meet our Digestive Health Medical Weight Loss Specialist:

Name Specialties Location
Umashanker, Devika, MD 833.861.5433
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Meriden
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Meet our Digestive Health Colorectal Surgeons:

Name Specialties Location
Hernon, Michael J., MD 860.246.2071
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
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Johnson, Kristina Hope, MD, FACS, FASCRS 860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Thurston, Kristy Tyler, MD 860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Manchester
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Meet our Digestive Health Thoracic Surgeons:

Name Specialties Location
Kachala, Stefan, MD, FACS 860.696.4923
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • New Britain
  • Hartford
  • Meriden
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Katigbak, Mario Winn, MD 860.696.4306
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Manchester
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McKelvey, Alicia Ann, MD, FACS, FCCP 860.696.4306
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford

Meet our Digestive Health Surgical Oncologists:

Name Specialties Location
Cha, Charles, MD, FACS 203.576.6141
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
Schipper, Bret Mitchell, MD, FACS, CPE 860.696.2040
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Siddiqui, Imran, MD, FACS 203.576.6000
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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  • Bridgeport