Bishwajit Bhattacharya, MD

Specialty

General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


Phone
(203) 785-2572
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Bishwajit Bhattacharya, MD, is a general surgeon who specializes in emergency general surgery, trauma and critical care. Working with patients in Yale New Haven Hospital’s emergency department and Level 1 Trauma Center, he treats a wide variety of problems, from such serious diseases as acute appendicitis to internal bleeding sustained in car accidents and other serious traumas.

As a trauma surgeon, Dr. Bhattacharya is a member of a team of surgeons and specialists providing care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond immediately to all major trauma codes and provide comprehensive, continuous care and support from admission to discharge. He is skilled in a variety of types of surgeries and will use minimally invasive approaches, robotic surgery or traditional open approaches, depending on the situation. He often treats patients who are referred to Yale from regional hospitals in other parts of Connecticut.

Dr. Bhattacharya says he became interested in medicine partly because of his grandfather, who practiced medicine in rural India before it became independent from Great Britain. Then, when Dr. Bhattacharya was in high school, his father died of brain cancer, which contributed to his decision to go to medical school. As a trauma surgeon, he has learned to give his patients as much information as possible about their case, including how he will treat it and any choices they may have in their care.  “You need to keep things simple, avoid jargon and always be honest,” he says.

An assistant professor of trauma surgery, Dr. Bhattacharya has research interests in improving care and survival in trauma and critical care settings.

 

 

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English;Bengali

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Education & Training

Education

Syracuse University;SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Residency

New York Medical College

Fellowship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare