Connecticut Gastroenterology Institute

The Connecticut Gastroenterology Institute is a center of excellence that offers advanced capabilities for the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disorders. Founded under the direction of gastroenterologist Salam Zakko, MD, this Center of Excellence also conducts research and development and provides education for physicians and clinical staff. It is the only center in Connecticut to offer the unique, cutting-edge research and advanced treatment options available in the field of gastroenterology. Dr Zakko's research and publicaitons through this center are nationally and internationally recognized.

The Institute is a center for advanced gastroenterology procedures and services that is an integral part of Bristol Hospital and managed by Bristol Gastro Associates, PC.

Dr Zakko pioneered in Connecticut many of the advanced gastrointestinal procedures available today including high resolution esophageal motility, 24 hour pH/impedance to determine if there is non-acid reflux into the esophagus, breath testing for carbohydrate intolerances and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and wireless capsule endoscopy to evaluated the small intestine with a camera in a capsule. In addition, we carry on clinical studies with new investigational agents and therapies. This is a unique facet of this Institute where patients can find diagnostic and therapeutic modalities beyond the usual standard of care.


Bristol Hospital, Level F
41 Brewster Rd, Bristol, CT 06010
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(860) 585-3838