CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
Recognized Expertise and Leadership
Norwalk Hospital Physicians and Surgeons (NHP&S) boast award-winning, expert surgeons that offer the latest in innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Klaus Thaler, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive surgery and a leader in the developing field of natural orifice surgery. Board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery as well as the Austrian and European Union Societies of Surgery, Dr. Thaler has also been involved in developmental work in third-world countries to introduce laparoscopic surgery in areas of need. He has served as a visiting professor and invited speaker on advanced minimally invasive surgery throughout the United States and Europe.
James M. McClane, MD, a board-certified colorectal surgeon, is an award-winning member of NHP&S and Colon and Rectal Surgical Care of Connecticut. He specializes in the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and other diseases/conditions of the lower intestinal tract.
Jeanne Capasse, MD, provides high-quality, compassionate surgical consultation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with breast disease. She is a member of NHP&S and serves as the surgical director of the Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital.