Colorectal Surgery

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is a leading provider of comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and treatment of Colon and Rectal problems in New England. Our division is staffed by 6 Board Certified surgeons.

iStock_17193406_LARGEWe maintain hospital practices at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center and New Britain General Hospital, and the West Hartford Surgery Center.

Our providers have expertise in the following areas:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Intestinal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Inherited Colorectal Cancers
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery for Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Treating Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
  • Diverticulitis
  • Anal Fistulas and Fissures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Perirectal Abscesses
  • Pilonidal Cysts

As part of our commitment to providing you with state-of-the-art Colon and Rectal care, our Division is active in the teaching of Medical Students and Residents through UCONN and Hartford Hospital.

We also participate in a number of Research protocols that enhance our ability to provide you with state-of-the-art treatment options. ​​


Our Colorectal Surgery Locations:


Meet our Colorectal Surgeons:

Name Specialties Location
Barczak, Rafal, MD
203.238.2691
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Meriden
Bartus, Christine Marie, MD, FACS, FASCRS
860.223.0800
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • Southington
  • West Hartford
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Casillas-Romero, Sergio Rafael, MD
860.204.9126
  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Cohen, Jeffrey Lewis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • West Hartford
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Coletti, David Edward, MD, FACS
860.886.0660
  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
Johnson, Kristina Hope, MD, FACS, FASCRS
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Sardella, William Vincent, MD
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Thurston, Kristy Tyler, MD
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
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Vignati, Paul Vincent, MD
860.548.7336
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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