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Kimberly Fisher is the Bariatric Care Specialist at Griffin Hospital, she’s here to answer your questions regarding bariatric surgery, support groups, diet & exercise, insurance or any other question you might have.

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FAQS

If you're contemplating weight loss surgery, you may have many questions: How does bariatric surgery work? Am I a candidate for obesity surgery? How long will it take me to recover after bariatric surgery? How much weight can I lose? Will my insurance cover weight loss surgery? What are the risks and complications of surgery? The answers to these frequently asked questions and more can be found in our FAQ section.

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On track services

Griffin Bariatrics is committed to empowering healthy living in a healing environment, and that’s why we designed our bariatric support program for excellent care and long-term success after bariatric surgery. Griffin Bariatrics’ On Track program is part of this commitment to providing comprehensive education and support at the time patients need it the most.

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Revisional surgery

Most patients who undergo weight loss surgery are satisfied with their long-lasting weight loss results. However, in some cases LAP-BAND®, Realize® Band or gastric bypass patients don’t see the results they were hoping for. Luckily, there can be many ways to overcome such setbacks. One of the best solutions may be a revision surgery.

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Weight Loss Surgery & Patient Centered Support in Connecticut

Weight loss surgery has been proven to help people who are 100 pounds or more overweight to lose weight and keep it off. The Bariatric Surgery Center at Griffin Hospital offers safe, effective, minimally invasive surgical weight loss solutions in the state of Connecticut. Unlike most programs in Connecticut, Griffin Hospital also offers its patients comprehensive support through the unique Planetree program, an innovative model of healthcare that puts patients' needs first. Griffin Bariatrics deeply understands the weight loss surgery continuum of care and offers patients a variety of support programs designed especially for their wellness before and after surgery:

Connecticut Gastric Banding

Adjustable gastric banding helps patients lose weight by placing a gastric band around the top of the stomach to reduce the amount of food patients can eat and help them feel full longer. Currently, there are two gastric bands available in the United States: The LAP-BAND® System and the REALIZE® Band. Over 500,000 people worldwide have had gastric banding surgery. Griffin Hospital in Connecticut works with expert weight loss surgeons, who have performed the procedure since it first became available in 2001.

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Connecticut Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y surgery, helps patients lose weight by both reducing the size of the stomach and the amount of food they can eat, and also allowing them to absorb fewer calories. Gastric bypass is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery and is considered the gold standard by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS). Our weight loss surgeons use the most current surgical techniques and provide the most comprehensive education and support.

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Connecticut Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)

Gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, can help with weight loss by reducing the capacity of the stomach and the amount of food patients can eat in a similar way as the gastric bypass surgery, but it does not alter the patients' ability to absorb calories or nutrients. Gastric sleeve surgery is a relatively new, yet safe, bariatric surgery. Griffin Hospital's bariatric surgeons are experts in sleeve gastrectomy and have performed this procedure for many years.

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