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Dr. Okolica joins hospital’s Center for Metabolic Health

New Britain [December 21 2012] - David H. Okolica, M.D., a bariatric surgeon, has joined The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s medical staff. He will be practicing with the hospital’s Center for Metabolic Health in Farmington.

Okolica is joining the hospital as medical director of Bariatric Surgery. He is accepting new patients at 11 South Road, Suite 130. A minimally invasive surgeon, he specializes in laparoscopic procedures, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding.

Okolica earned his medical degree at New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. He completed a general surgery residency at Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was also a chief resident. He completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa., and a bariatric surgery fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. For the last three years, Dr. Okolica practiced bariatric and general surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Center for Metabolic Health can be reached at 860-224-5433. For information about bariatric surgery please visit

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900, X6507

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