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Category Archives: Surgery

Surgeon offers free talk on spine surgery

NORWICH – Chronic back pain can be debilitating and keep you from doing the things you enjoy in life. A...

Backus first in eastern Connecticut to use new spinal surgery guidance system

NORWICH –Last week, the Backus Hospital Operating Room became the first in eastern Connecticut to use the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™, a...

Surgery is a Tool on Weight Loss Journey

You may know what to do – countless trips to weight loss meetings and endless self-help articles in the media...

Disc Replacement A Better Option For Some Patients With Neck And Lower Back Pain

When it comes to disc replacement surgery, there aren’t many surgeons with more experience than Backus Hospital’s Michael Halperin, MD. According...

Backus Welcomes Thoracic Surgeon

Norwich—Thoracic surgeon Mario Katigbak, MD, is now seeing patients at Backus Hospital, offering access to advanced surgical procedures for ailments...

New Surgeon and Vascular Lab a Boost for Backus Patients

The Heart and Vascular Institute at Backus Hospital continues to expand to provide even greater access to top notch care...

Backus Hospital Surgery Center Receives National Recognition

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Backus Hospital, as one of 60 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

Robotic surgery technology shows how far we have come

Surgery has come a long way at Backus since its founding in 1893. Now, Backus is a leader in robotic...

Backus Hospital Introduces Latest da Vinci Surgical Robot

Only the third hospital in the state to offer the technology for more precise and less invasive procedures NORWICH—Backus Hospital...

Distinguished doctor fondly remembered

Backus Hospital’s first vascular surgeon, Anthony D. Tramontozzi, MD, passed away on Dec. 29. He was 82.