Dr. Joel Jay Garsten MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Joel Garsten is a gastroenterologist in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Saint Mary's Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Garsten accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at Saint Mary's Hospital and one of 2 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Celiac Disease, Enteral Nutrition, Parenteral Nutrition, Autoimmune Diseases

Hospital Affiliation

The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Saint Mary's Hospital

Waterbury Hospital
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Cornell University Medical College
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1973 - 1976

Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1976 - 1978

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (AGAF), American Gastroenterological Association

Publications & Presentations

The Yale-Affiliated Gastroenterology Program. A personal note.
Garsten, J.

Exudative ascites complicating infectious mononucleosis.
Marano, A. R., Lanse, S. B., Garsten, J. J., Thornton, G. F., Antopol, S. C., Gannon, D.

Tuberous sclerosis complex: review of the gastrointestinal manifestations and report of an unusual case.
Moulis, H., Garsten, J. J., Marano, A. R., Elser, J. M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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