Insurance Information

THE CRSGH National Provider Identification number is 1871556225

We accept most major insurance plans. Coverage requirements and limitations vary from plan to plan. We advise you to contact your insurance company prior to each appointment to inquire if our practice or your physician is a participating provider.

CRSGH is a participating provider in the Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare programs. This means that we accept Medicare and Tricare assignment. You are responsible for any deductible or co-insurance portions.

Many smaller insurance companies lease the networks of larger carriers so it is very important to check with you carrier by using our National Provider Identification number of 1871556225. It is the patient’s responsibility to verify with your carrier of a providers participation. If your insurance is not listed, please contact your insurance company to inquire if we are participating providers. You may provide them with our National Provider Identification number of 1871556225.

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Bloomfield Office

6 Northwestern Drive, Suite 305
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 242-8591
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

South Windsor Office

2400 Tamarack Avenue
Suite 200
South Windsor, CT 06074
860-648-4413
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Plainville Office

58 West Main Street
Plainville, CT
(860) 793-8562
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Do Need a Colorectal Surgeon or a Gastroenterologist?

A Colorectal Surgeon is a general surgeon who has undergone advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Colorectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems including benign and malignant conditions. They perform routine colon screening examinations and also surgically treat problems when indicated.

A gastroenterologist has completed training in internal medicine and advanced training in the field of gastroenterology. They specialize in diseases of the digestive system and diagnose and treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine(colon), and biliary system (e.g., liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts). Gastroenterologists do not operate on patients.

Amanda S. Ayers MD, FACS

Saumitra R. Banerjee MD, FACS

Steve H. Brown MD, FACS

Robert T. Lewis MD

Daniel J. Mullins MD

Amanda S. Ayers MD, FACS

I try to remember that each patient is dealing with a new set of circumstances and it is my job to help them make the best decisions.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, May 1999
    Bachelor of Arts-Neuroscience

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, May 2004
    Medical Degree

  • University of Connecticut Integrated General Surgery Residency, 2004-2009
    Residency

  • Cornell New York Presbyterian/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2009-2010
    Fellowship

Certifications

  • Board Certified, General Surgery, 2010

  • Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2012

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

    The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

  • Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Medical Director, ECHN Cancer Committee

  • State Chair, Cancer Liaison Physicians

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Saumitra R. Banerjee MD, FACS

I enjoy interacting with the residents that come through our program. It is an opportunity to share my years of experience. I always feel re-energized by their questions and new ideas.

Education

  • Calcutta Medical College, 1966-1972
    Medical Degree

  • Calcutta Medical College Hospital, 1972-1973
    Rotating Intern

  • Calcutta Medical College Hospital , 1973-1976
    Resident in General Surgery with training in Urology

  • Islamia Hospital , 1976-1977
    Surgical House Officer

  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center/University of Connecticut, 1978-1983
    General Surgery Residency

  • Cook County Hospital /University of Illinois, 1983-1984
    Colon and Rectal Fellowship

Certifications

  • Board Certified, General Surgery, 1984

  • Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1985

Professional Activities

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center and Medical School, Farmington, CT

  • Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

    Members of the ACS are referred to as "Fellows." The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Steve H. Brown MD, FACS

I am very encouraged to see people becoming more proactive about their colorectal health. We have to continue to educate and raise awareness to routinely screen for early detection of colon and rectal issues.

Education

  • Union College, June 1987
    Bachelor of Science-Biology

  • Georgetown University, August 1988
    Master of Science-Applied Human Physiology

  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, June 1992
    Medical Degree

Certifications

  • Board Certified, General Surgery, 1998

  • Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2000

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Evergreen Endoscopy Center

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

    Members of the ACS are referred to as "Fellows." The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Andrea Lagasse PA-C

Andrea Lagasse PA-C

Education

  • University of Rhode Island, May 2009
    Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with minor in Biology

  • Springfield College, 2012
    Physician Assistant program with Masters in Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified, Physician Assistant, 2012

Robert T. Lewis MD

Education

  • Bowdoin College, May 1998
    AB

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, June 2005
    Medical Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2005-2012
    Residency

  • University of Minnesota, 2012-2013
    Fellowship

Certifications

  • Board Certified, General Surgery,

  • Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery,

Professional Activities

  • Member, American College of Surgeons

  • Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of New England College of Medicine

  • Coordinator, Surgical Rotation, Family Practice Residency, University of New England College of Medicine

Daniel J. Mullins MD

Education

  • Boston College, May 2004
    Bachelor of Science-Biology

  • New York Medical College, May 2009
    Medical Degree

  • University of Connecticut Integrated General Surgery Residency, 2009-2014
    Residency

  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, affiliated with University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2014-2015
    Fellowship

Ly C. Tran PA-C

Ly C. Tran PA-C

Education

  • University of Connecticut, May 1998
    Nutritional Sciences

  • Quinipiac University, June 2003
    Physician Assistant program with Masters in Health Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified, Physician Assistant, 2003

  • Registered Dietitian, 1999-2003

CRSGH Doctors Emeritus

Dr. David Walters

Dr. William Pennoyer

Dr. David Cherry

Why Did You Become A Colorectal Surgeon?

Each of us has been asked that question MANY times.

The short answer is that during training, all residents are exposed to multiple surgical rotations to help them identify an area of care that will become their specialty. For us, treatment of colorectal diseases piqued our interest because of the complexity, broad range of diseases and importance to a patient’s overall health. We continue to be excited about the advancement technologies and options that could improve the quality of life for patients or provide surgical solutions for a cure.

Hospital Affiliations

CRSGH is associated with the following hospitals:

  • Manchester Memorial Hospital
  • Rockville General Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Bristol Hospital