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Bassin, Leah R., MD, FACS





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Accepting New Patients
  • Breast Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Breast Preservation Surgery, Diagnostic Breast Ultrasound, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Hidden Scar Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Needle Core Breast Biopsy, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Ultrasound-guided Biopsy

Hospitals and Organizations

  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • West Hartford Surgery Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Integrated Care Partners


St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Beth Israel Medical Center ‐ Breast Surgery

Stamford Hospital

Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine

Columbia University ‐ General Surgery

George Washington University


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with experience

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bassin is amazing.. Truly cares & remembers your history..

5 out of 5 stars

Caring professional; helpful explanation to my question.

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor was helpful. She was very clear in explanations so I know exactly what to expect . She gave helpful advice

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bassin was very well prepared for my visit. She had a notebook of information tailored to my situation ready for me. She listened carefully to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I found her to be compassionate and reassuring.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent care! Thank you!

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor and all techs are A 1

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bassen is fantastic! Highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars

I visited Dr. Bassin got a second opinion on my condition. Dr. Bassin was very kind, gentle, and informative during my visit. She made me feel comfortable and eased my stress/concern.

5 out of 5 stars

Play Dr. Bassin is by highly organized, down to earth, and very talented. Her bedside manner is superb, and she is very kind and easy to talk with. I also know she's a first rate surgeon. We couldn't be happier with her care.

5 out of 5 stars

Highly recommend Dr Bassin!!!!

5 out of 5 stars

Couldn't ask for better.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bassin is the best, efficient great surgeon, staff terrific always attentive. Answers all your questions even if asked many times! Can’t say enough great!! Dr Bassin is just great!

5 out of 5 stars

Compassionate, skilled, and takes time to answer any questions you may have!

5 out of 5 stars

All staff were welcoming and made feel comfortable through my surgery and all stages


Dr. Leah Bassin is a breast surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program. Clinically, her interests are breast health and wellness, high-risk breast disease, breast preservation surgery, oncoplastic breast surgery, breast cancer surgery and diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy.

After finishing her undergraduate degree at The George Washington University, Dr. Bassin earned a medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in general surgery at The Stamford Hospital/Columbia University, and a fellowship in breast surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center/St. Luke’s Roosevelt.

Dr. Bassin is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.




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