Lose unwanted weight. Gain a new life.

Managing your weight is one of the most important steps you can take for a healthier life. More than one-third of Americans are obese. Obesity leads to life-threatening conditions like heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and certain types of cancer.

Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss takes a uniquely holistic approach to medical and surgical weight loss. One that offers patients thorough care not just from physicians and surgeons, but also from a team of professionals looking out for your nutritional, physical and emotional well-being. All to help you gain the energy, self-confidence and control you need to manage your health and live the life you deserve. 

 

Medical Weight Loss

Surgery may not always be the right option for every patient. Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss offers medical weight-loss options tailored specifically for you. 

Medical Weight Management

Weight loss without surgery, combining nutrition, exercise and pharmacotherapy. Internal medicine specialists, registered dietitians, nurses and clinical psychologists form the medical team that finds the best way for you to lose weight.


Surgical Weight Loss Procedures Performed

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

This procedure, often called gastric bypass, was developed in 1967. The operation creates a small upper-stomach pouch (less than one ounce) that limits food eaten and makes you feel full and satisfied with only a small amount. Also, not all food is digested because part of the small intestine is bypassed. This decreases the amount of calories that are absorbed. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric surgery. During this procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach. This limits the amount of food that can be eaten, yet makes you feel full and satisfied. The intestines are not bypassed in this procedure.

Adjustable Gastric Band

The adjustable gastric band (LAP-BAND®) is a device surgically applied to the upper part of the stomach to restrict the amount of food entering the stomach. A small port, placed under the skin in the abdomen, allows adjustment of the band's size. Frequent follow-up in the office is needed initially after this procedure. Follow-up care for a patient with an adjustable gastric band can be provided at all Surgical Weight Loss programs.

Orbera® Intragastric Balloon

A new option in weight-loss surgery, the Orbera® intragastric balloon, is inserted into the stomach and inflated so that it will restrict the amount you can eat and reduce hunger. The balloon is placed for six months, then removed. Our team works with you for a year after the balloon is placed to support your weight loss, diet, and exercise.

Revisional Surgery

You may be a candidate for a revision of your original bariatric surgery if you're having physical problems. Revisions are performed on a case-by-case basis after a thorough work-up. Failure to lose weight or weight regain does not always require a revision. Our teams are committed to working with patients to lose weight and improve their quality of life. We offer a comprehensive approach to long-term weight management. All our programs accept transfer patients, too. If you are from another program or new to the area, just call one of our offices to discuss a possible transfer in care. 

Endoscopic ultrasound-Directed transgastric ERCP (EDGE)

EDGE is a minimally invasive procedure for gastric bypass patients with biliary, pancreatic, and gall bladder issues. Gall stones are a common problem for bypass patients and this procedure enables access to the stomach without open surgery, using ultrasound to help guide the placement of a stent. It provides a safe and proven alternative to traditional surgery and significantly reduces in-patient stays. Patients can continue toward their fitness goals without additional recovery time.


Service Locations

Consultation locations for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss.


Weight Management

Most people think that being at a healthy weight means being "thin." Actually, a healthy weight is a weight that lowers your risk for health problems. It's more about healthy living than what you weigh. In our topics, you'll find information on how to eat healthier, how to start an exercise program, and much more.

Browse our topics on weight management


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BMI Calculator (Children)

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Meet our Medical Weight Loss Specialists:

Kristen Chapin

4.8

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Manchester, CT 06042
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Kamraan Madhani

4.2

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Meriden, CT 06450
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Cheshire, CT 06410
Meriden, CT 06451
Plainville, CT 06062
Taslima Shaikh

4.8

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Option #2 for Bariatrics.
Farmington, CT 06032
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Southington, CT 06489
Meriden, CT 06450
Pinky Gaba

 

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Option #2 for Bariatrics.
Farmington, CT 06032
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Hartford, CT 06106
Joseph St Pierre

4.9

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Shelton, CT 06484
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Fairfield, CT 06824
Jacqueline Cameron

4.6

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Uncasville, CT 06382
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Mystic, CT 06355
Waterford, CT 06385
Jessica Banning

 

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Uncasville, CT 06382
Olivia Kousky

4.7

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Wilton, CT 06897
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Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield, CT 06824
Devika Umashanker

4.6

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Peter Ford

4.7

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Meriden, CT 06450
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Southington, CT 06489
North Haven, CT 06473
Abigail Klein

4.7

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Farmington, CT 06032
Enfield, CT 06082
Cynthia Grindle

 

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Kathi Karp

4.9

Bariatric Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Uncasville, CT 06382
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Waterford, CT 06385

Meet our Surgical Weight Loss Specialists:

Carly Wholley

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Manchester, CT 06042
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Danielle Friedman

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Wilton, CT 06897
Alison Marsh

 

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Farmington, CT 06032
Hartford, CT 06106
Farmington, CT 06032
Enfield, CT 06082
Mia Shapiro

4.6

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Uncasville, CT 06382
Suzana Alvarez

 

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Shelton, CT 06484
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Bridgeport, CT 06606
Fairfield, CT 06824
Katherine Miciak

 

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter
Meriden, CT 06450
Allison Jelenik

 

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Shelton, CT 06484
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Milford, CT 06461
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Darren Tishler

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Manchester, CT 06042
Aziz Benbrahim

4.8

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center Department of General and Colorectal Surgery
Meriden, CT 06451
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Meriden, CT 06450
Meriden, CT 06450
North Haven, CT 06473
Plainville, CT 06062
Kenneth Schwartz

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT 06451
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Cheshire, CT 06410
Southington, CT 06489
Edward Hannoush

4.6

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Farmington, CT 06032
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Dawn Garcia

 

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Enfield, CT 06082
South Windsor, CT 06074
Hartford, CT 06106
Farmington, CT 06032
Pavlos Papasavas

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Farmington, CT 06032
Hartford, CT 06106
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Kristen McCartney

4.8

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Hartford, CT 06106
Enfield, CT 06082
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Celina Adams

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Uncasville, CT 06382
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Waterford, CT 06385
Raza Shariff

 

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Uncasville, CT 06382
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Mystic, CT 06355
Waterford, CT 06385
Nicholas Dugan

4.8

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Shelton, CT 06484
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Milford, CT 06461
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Fairfield, CT 06824
Marta Szerszen

5

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Uncasville, CT 06382