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Medical Rounds with Dr. Stefan Kachala

There's a new procedure for patients with esophageal cancer - and it's offering promising results. Dr. Stefan Kachala is a thoracic surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. He was the first in Connecticut to perform a robotic esophagectomy.

Facebook LIVE: Ask the Expert with Dr. Stefan Kachala

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Stefan Kachala answers your questions on esophageal cancer, lung cancer and general lung health.

Thank You Volunteers

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hartford HealthCare would like to thank the more than 2,000 volunteers who generously give more than 200,000 hours of their time in close to 375 departments across the system every year helping us deliver quality care. Meet just a few of our special volunteers: [...]

Opioids Aren’t the Only Options for Pain

By Dr. Jonathan Anthony Kost, Medical Director and Dr. Annette Karen Macannuco-Winslow The Spine and Pain Institute at MidState Medical Center Millions of people in America suffer from severe or chronic pain at some point in their lives. While opioid medications might help some with pain, for others they can [...]

Aggressive Treatment and Bone Marrow Transplant Help MidState Patient Beat Leukemia

For months Tracy Seguljic hadn’t been feeling well.  She had recently lost her husband to glioblastoma—an aggressive form of brain cancer—and believed she was just suffering from exhaustion, brought on by her grief and the months spent caring for her husband and two teenage sons. After experiencing shortness of breath, [...]

A New Procedure for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

A new procedure for patients with esophageal cancer is offering promising results. Dr. Stefan Kachala, a thoracic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, was the first in Connecticut to perform a robotic esophagectomy. Q. What are some symptoms of esophageal cancer? What causes this type of cancer? A. Some of [...]

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Shines in First Year

On April 3, 2017, MidState Medical Center opened its Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute, bringing together doctors from the region’s most respected orthopaedic practices providing the highest level of care for patients in need of joint replacement and care of other bone injuries and disorders to create a comprehensive orthopaedic service for [...]

The Central Region Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctors’ Day

On National Doctors’ Day, we’re thanking the many doctors who practice throughout the Central Region and at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center. Their skills, expertise and compassion make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and families. We hope you’ll thank them as [...]


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Monday, Apr 23, 2018, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Healthy Steps Lebed Method for Cancer Survivors

This is an effective therapeutic program of exercise and movement to music for anyone who has experienced breast cancer. Wear comfortable [...]

Monday, Apr 23, 2018, 7:00PM - 8:15PM

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

This is a gentle yoga class led by a certified Yoga teacher. Class size is limited, mats will be available and please wear comfortable [...]

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