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Hartford HealthCare hospitals hosting bariatric information sessions

New Britain [May 07 2014] - Hartford HealthCare affiliates MidState Medical Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) are hosting bariatric weight loss information sessions in East Meriden and Farmington.

At each information session, a bariatric surgeon will discuss surgical procedures performed, surgery eligibility, patient education and life style changes necessary for surgery success.

The bariatric program offered through MidState Medical Center and HOCC entails physician consultations, classes, support groups. Bariatric surgery options offered include minimally invasive gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional procedures. Among Hartford HealthCare Medical Group bariatric surgeons are Dr. Edward Hannoush, HOCC; and Drs. Aziz Benbrahim, and Nicholas Verdura, MidState Medical Center.

Session addresses are MidState Family Health Center, 61 Pomeroy Ave, East Meriden; Center for Metabolic Health, 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington; Hospital of Central Connecticut Family Health Center, 22 Pine St., Bristol. Event presenters will include Hannoush at Center for Metabolic Health; Benbrahim and Verdura at MidState Family Health Center and Family Health Center. To register for a session, please call 1-866-668-5070.

May sessions:
• Wednesday, May 14, MidState Family Health Center, 7 to 8:15 p.m.
• Monday, May 19, MidState Family Health Center, Noon to 1:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 21, Center for Metabolic Health, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 28, Hospital of Central Connecticut Family Health Center,
6 to 7:15 p.m.

June sessions:
• Wednesday, June 11, MidState Family Health Center, 7 to 8:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 18, Center for Metabolic Health, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
• Monday, June 30, MidState Family Health Center, Noon to 1:15 p.m.

July sessions:
• Wednesday, July 9, MidState Family Health Center, 7 to 8:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 16, Center for Metabolic Health, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
• Monday, July 21, MidState Family Health Center, Noon to 1:15 p.m.


Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900 X6507














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