The bariatric surgery program at Griffin Hospital was recently recognized on Connecticut Style, a morning program on WTHN. The director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Griffin Hospital, Timothy Ehrlich, MD, FACS and LAP-BAND patient Rosie Navarro spoke with the host about the benefits of minimally invasive weight loss surgery. Dr. Ehrlich also explained the differences between gastric banding procedures, such as the LAP-BAND and gastric bypass surgery.
Griffin Hospital held its first ever Weight Loss Surgry Heath Fair on April 29, 2010. The fair was presented by Dr. Ehrlich and featured Khaliah Ali, author of the book “Fighting Weight” and daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. In the book, Ms. Ali describes her fight with obesity and her experiences with laparoscopic gastric banding (“lap-band”) surgery; she was to be the keynote speaker at the event.