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Barczak, Rafal, MD




English, Polish

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Anal Cancer, Anal Fistulas and Fissures, Cancer of the Small Intestine, Cancer Screening, Colectomies, Colonoscopy, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Gastric Cancers, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Incontinence, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Inherited Colorectal Cancers, Intestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pilonidal Disease Surgery


Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic

Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Boston College

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Colon-Rectal Surgeons, Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Barczak is a very caring and patient doctor with explaining everything I needed to know. I felt very confident in his knowledge.

3 out of 5 stars

Addressed one of two issues appropriately...moot point as problem was self resolved. Other issue just a band aide response..suggested possible solution with no apparent interest in pursuing it.

5 out of 5 stars

This was the best experience I have ever had. Very informative, caring doctor. I have already recommended this practice to some friends.

5 out of 5 stars

I wish I was given more post-op information

5 out of 5 stars

Top shelf, made me feel at ease. Took time to discuss next steps.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Barczak was clear throughout each step of the visit, from the introduction to the initial questions, to the examination, to the proposed procedures, to the actual procedure, and making sure that I was comfortable to leave and drive, with easy instructions for after care.

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor was kind, informative, and efficient

5 out of 5 stars

Wait time between electronic questions on survey too long.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Barczak is a kind and compassionate doctor. He Is clearly concerned about his patient's well-being. He takes his time and I never feel rushed to leave. He explains things in a way that eases my worries and is easy to talk to. He is a great surgeon, and I am lucky to have him.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Complete unity between units. Dr.Barzack took my case after HH in Hartford messed me up. He is the best GI doctor, and I would trust him to anyone. Good worker and personable .

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Barczak and the office personal A+++++

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Barczak is the absolute best doctor I have ever had. Always takes time to listen and answer any questions.

5 out of 5 stars

Friendly office atmosphere and Dr Barczak always gives his full attention to make sure you understand his diagnoses of your problem

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Barczak is very knowledgeable, professional and very friendly.


Dr. Rafal Barczak is a colorectal surgeon with Hartford HealthCare. Clinically, his interests include: inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease; minimally-invasive intestinal surgery; colectomy; colorectal cancer screening and treatment; inherited colorectal disease; sphincter sparing cancer surgery; hemorrhoids; rectal prolapse; rectopexy; treating polyps of the colon and rectum; transanal endoscopic microsurgery; diverticulitis; anal fistulas and fissures; gastrointestinal surgery; anal cancer; cancer of the small intestine; bowel incontinence; constipation; pouchitis; proctitis; perirectal abscesses; pilonidal cysts; and sacral nerve stimulation for treatment of fecal incontinence.

After finishing his undergraduate degree at Boston College, Dr. Barczak earned a medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut and a clinical and research colorectal fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Dr. Barczak is fluent in Polish and proficient in Russian. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons.


Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

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