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Jonathan Blancaflor, MD, BS

Surgery, General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, Thoracic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
General Surgery

Biography

Jonathan Blancaflor, MD, is a general surgeon who specializes in robotic surgery.

“I perform gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, and lung surgery, all with the surgical robot,” Dr. Blancaflor says. “I love the technical aspect of the surgery. The ability to use both of my hands and to make minimal incisions, leads to less tissue trauma and a faster recovery time. Patients usually don’t need any narcotic pain medications—or just a couple of doses.” 

Because his father was a surgeon, Dr. Blancaflor says medicine was always a possible career for him, but that he kept an open mind. Ultimately, he says he likes to fix things, and surgery was the right path for him. 

“I like to use my hands. In my spare time, I’m a welder, sculptor, and woodworker, which also help keep my surgical skills up to the task,” he says. 

When it comes to reassuring patients who may be nervous about having surgery, Dr. Blancaflor says he tells them his entire focus is on their well-being and safety. “I assure them that I take care of them as a person; they are not simply a procedure to me,” he says. 

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (General, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care)
  • NSQIP Surgeon Champion, Surgery

Education & Training

  • Resident General surgery
    Yale University / St. Raphael's Hospital (2022)
  • Yale University Technology and Advanced laparoscopic surgery Fellowship
    Yale University (1998)
  • Chief resident General surgery
    Yale University/St Raphael's Hospital (1991)
  • Intern and Junior Resident
    New Britain General Hospital (1987)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut, medicine (1985)
  • BS
    Boston College, biology (1981)

Additional Information

Biography

Jonathan Blancaflor, MD, is a general surgeon who specializes in robotic surgery.

“I perform gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, and lung surgery, all with the surgical robot,” Dr. Blancaflor says. “I love the technical aspect of the surgery. The ability to use both of my hands and to make minimal incisions, leads to less tissue trauma and a faster recovery time. Patients usually don’t need any narcotic pain medications—or just a couple of doses.” 

Because his father was a surgeon, Dr. Blancaflor says medicine was always a possible career for him, but that he kept an open mind. Ultimately, he says he likes to fix things, and surgery was the right path for him. 

“I like to use my hands. In my spare time, I’m a welder, sculptor, and woodworker, which also help keep my surgical skills up to the task,” he says. 

When it comes to reassuring patients who may be nervous about having surgery, Dr. Blancaflor says he tells them his entire focus is on their well-being and safety. “I assure them that I take care of them as a person; they are not simply a procedure to me,” he says. 

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (General, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care)
  • NSQIP Surgeon Champion, Surgery

Education & Training

  • Resident General surgery
    Yale University / St. Raphael's Hospital (2022)
  • Yale University Technology and Advanced laparoscopic surgery Fellowship
    Yale University (1998)
  • Chief resident General surgery
    Yale University/St Raphael's Hospital (1991)
  • Intern and Junior Resident
    New Britain General Hospital (1987)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut, medicine (1985)
  • BS
    Boston College, biology (1981)

Additional Information

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320
  • Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
    365 Montauk Avenue
    New London, CT 06320