News Release

September 8, 2006

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

General Surgeon Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Yuri Novitsky, M.D., a general surgeon with extensive expertise in minimally invasive surgery, is now seeing patients at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. His areas of special interest are minimally invasive treatments for hernia repair and the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Dr. Novitsky joins the Department of Surgery from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where he completed fellowships in research and clinical aspects of minimally invasive surgery. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and completed residencies in general surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. At UMass Medical Center, he also completed a research fellowship in minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Novitsky is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He’s been recognized with many academic accolades throughout his career and is a member of several professional societies. He’s published extensively in medical journals and other professional publications.

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For more information or to make an appointment, call the UConn Health Center at 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.

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