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Van Backer, Justin, MD





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
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Achalasia, Acid Reflux Surgery, Airway and Esophageal Stent, Antireflux Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Resection, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Endoscopy, Esophageal Cancer, Esophagectomy, Foregut Surgery, Fundoplication, Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery (GERD), Hiatal Hernia, Hiatal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Foregut Surgery, Lung Cancer, Lung Nodules, Mediastinal Masses, Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy, Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Pleural Biopsy, Robotic Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Thymic Carcinoma, Thymoma, VATS Surgery, Zenker's Diverticulum

Hospitals and Organizations

  • MidState Medical Center
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Backus Hospital
  • Integrated Care Partners
  • Hartford Hospital


University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital

Albany Medical Center

Medical School
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Albany Medical Center

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member



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, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, 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.

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.