Hartford HealthCare hospitals hosting bariatric information sessions

March 17, 2015

 Hartford HealthCare affiliates MidState Medical Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) are hosting free bariatric weight loss information sessions in area towns. The sessions are presented through Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Centers for Surgical Weight Loss.

At each bariatric 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 and support groups. Bariatric surgery options offered include minimally invasive gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding and revisional procedures. Among Hartford HealthCare Medical Group bariatric surgeons are Dr. Aziz Benbrahim, Dr. Edward Hannoush and Dr. Nicholas Verdura.

Session addresses are MidState Family Health Center, 61 Pomeroy Ave, East Meriden; Center for Metabolic Health, 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington; The Hospital of Central Connecticut Family Health Center, 22 Pine St., Bristol. To register for a bariatric informational session, please call 1-866-668-5070. Bariatric weight loss sessions are:

  • Tuesday, March 24, Center for Metabolic Health, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30, MidState Family Health Center, noon
  • Wednesday, April 8, MidState Family Health Center, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 14, HOCC Family Health Center, Bristol, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, April 27, MidState Family Health Center, noon
  • Tuesday, April 28, Center for Metabolic Health, 6 p.m.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit www.thocc.org; for a physician referral, call 1.800.321.6244.