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Stefan Kachala, MD


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group


Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
General Surgery, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Barrett's Esophagus, Chest Wall Cancer, Chest Wall Resection, Empyema, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), Esophageal Cancer, Esophagectomy, Heller Myotomy, Hiatal Hernia, Lung Cancer, Lung Nodules, Mediastinal Masses, Mediastinoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Pancoast Tumors, Paraesphageal Hernia, Pleural Effusion, Robotic Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Thymic Carcinoma, Thymoma, Zenker's Diverticulum

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Office Locations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center

    455 Lewis Avenue
    Suite 216
    Meriden, CT 06451
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  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

    183 North Mountain Road
    Second Floor
    New Britain, CT 06053
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    Phone: 860.827.6068
    Fax: 860.827.4187


If you need to reach Dr. Kachala by fax, please dial 860-827-1642. Dr. Kachala's summary of Areas of Expertise:

1. Esophageal Cancer – a particular focus for me. Minimally invasive esophagectomies are the primary surgical modality, and I have begun performing these procedures robotically with excellent results.

2. Benign esophageal disease - I also have an interest in benign esophageal disease as well including Zenker’s Diverticula, Paraesophageal hernias, hiatal hernias, and achalasia.

3. Lung Cancer – seeking to provide minimally invasive approaches whenever possible. But also providing comprehensive thoracic surgical therapy to patients with locally advanced lung cancer, such as those with pancoast tumors or chest wall involvement.

4. Mediastinal Masses – including but not limited to thymoma, thymic carcinoma, paragangliomas, schwannomas , and lymphomas. Frequently minimally invasive approaches can be offered with only an overnight hospital stay.

5. Chest wall resection – chest wall tumors such as sarcomas, requiring resection with reconstruction.

6. Finally I have a well-developed toolset of diagnostics approaches – including navigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound biopsy (EBUS), mediastinoscopy, and thoracoscopy, most of which can be performed on an outpatient basis.



Medical School

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School MD


  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, General Surgery


  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Rutgers College BA

Research Fellowship

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - NIH – National Cancer Institute, Clinical Research Training Program - Thoracic Surgery

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons, Member
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Member

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