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Bariatric Surgery

The Surgical Weight Loss Center at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group uses a comprehensive approach to help individuals not only lose weight but to improve their health and quality of life as well. We offer a variety of surgical weight loss procedures using the latest minimally invasive techniques. 

iStock_40787116_LARGEWe have a dedicated team recognized for its years of experience and expertise. We commit to working in a partnership with each person to provide patient-centered care and ongoing support before, during, and after surgery.

Our Goals

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care possible. To achieve this goal, our program uses state-of-the-art bariatric specific equipment and technology. Our team takes a multi-disciplinary approach to educate each person and his/her family about all phases of the surgical weight loss process. Our surgeons, advanced practitioners, dietitians, psychologists, nurses, other specialists, and staff are trained to meet the needs of the bariatric patient. Your safety is of most importance. We commit to work as a team with you and your other healthcare providers. We look forward to working with you to attain and maintain a lifetime of wellness and achieve your long-term goals.


Our providers have expertise in the following procedures:

  • Adjustable gastric band (LapBand)
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Orbera (intragastric balloon)
  • vBloc neurometabolic therapy
  • Revisional bariatric procedures

​​Your ticket to wellness involves a journey of experiences we look forward to sharing with you. Our website contains snapshots of what happens during your journey with us.

Our many offices throughout central Connecticut provide easy access to the services you need in your community. Please contact us to learn more about getting started in the surgical weight loss program and to schedule an appointment.

The Surgical Weight Loss Center surgeons and staff work in a partnership with the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Programs at Hartford Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. These hospital programs are MBSAQIP Accredited – Comprehensive Centers.


For more information on our Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Centers:

Hartford Hospital: https://hartfordhospital.org/services/surgical-weight-loss
Contact: Sally Strange, PhD, RN, CBN; Bariatric Program Coordinator.
Personal office: 860.972.1391

MidState Medical Center: http://www.midstateweightloss.org
Contact: Kelly Miller, MSW; Weight Loss Program Coordinator.
Personal office: 203.694.5435

Looking forward to meeting you!


Our Bariatric Surgery Locations:

Our Bariatric Surgery Specialists

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Name Specialties Location
Benbrahim, Aziz, MD, FACS, FASMBS
203.238.2691
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Meriden
Hannoush, Edward J., MD
860.224.5161
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Papasavas, Pavlos K., MD
860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • South Windsor
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Tishler, Darren Scott, MD
860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
  • Enfield
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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