Weight loss, or bariatric, surgery has gained popularity in recent years because of its effectiveness treating significant obesity and associated medical problems. Through surgery, there is now hope of permanent weight loss that was once not possible.

There is also a good possibility of placing into remission diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and hypercholesterolemia. The gift of a life unencumbered by the physical and emotional demands of obesity now becomes a possibility.

We are committed to providing the best care possible to all our patients with the goal of achieving long-term weight loss in all our patients. It has been demonstrated that a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating candidates for bariatric surgery enhances the procedure's success.

Service Locations

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) has strengthened its surgical weight loss programs in the Central and Hartford regions by creating one Hartford HealthCare service line. This single program has one common standard of care, a single point of entry and access to five highly experienced bariatric surgeons with integrated multi-disciplinary health care teams. A new name and logo have been developed to reflect the breadth and scope of our services, including multiple locations.

Conditions & Treatments

To minimize operative risks, every individual considering bariatric surgery must undergo an extensive evaluation and education process.

Departments & Services

Bariatric or obesity surgery began more than 50 years ago when surgeons recognized the deadliness of significant obesity and the problems that result. Their initial attempt to address obesity was successful, but since that time, new surgical approaches, with fewer side effects, have been devised.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Programs & Classes

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Resources & Tools

All patients have pre-surgical consultations with their surgeon, registered dietitian, psychologist, and medical specialists, if indicated. You will likely require laboratory work and testing to enable us to complete our objectives for you. The involvement of your primary care physician is critical. Your doctor has the advantage of knowing you and your medical issues. We would like your physician to be involved in your journey.

Acute Care Locations:


Backus Hospital

Backus Hospital includes a not-for-profit, 213-bed hospital in Norwich and numerous off-site locations, including several health centers and the Backus Outpatient Care Center.


Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed Level 1 Trauma Center & regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England.


MidState Medical Center

MidState Medical Center is a 156-bed acute care hospital located in Meriden, Connecticut, with satellite offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Southington.