At Griffin Bariatrics, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their health and weight loss goals in the most effective, supportive, and safe environment possible. For this reason, our skilled medical team is proud to have achieved national accreditation and be recognized as a Center of Excellence from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This organization is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and its purpose is to review weight loss facilities around the world to determine which locations offer the highest level of care available. The meticulous inspection of the Griffin Bariatrics community yielded numerous notable strengths, which were detailed in a report. Several team members, including Dr. Abe Fridman and Kimberly Fisher, were specifically highlighted for their commitment to patient needs. Additionally, our low complication rate, variety of support programs, patient-education initiatives, and convenient hours were also featured. Just as importantly, no deficiencies were cited. We recognize that state-of-the-art bariatric procedures and techniques are only part of the... Read More
Our Planetree philosophy focuses on supporting your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We believe our bariatric surgery patients can thrive in an environment that holds itself to the highest surgical standards while also providing compassionate care with a patient-oriented approach to healthcare. When undergoing procedures such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, our patients have the benefit of many unique programs designed to nourish the body, mind, and soul. Good nutrition is an essential aspect to the recovery process and leading a healthy lifestyle. Under our care, we provide culturally diverse meal options, nutrition education for your post-bariatric diet, as well as cooking demonstrations. Our arts and entertainment programming keeps patients intellectually engaged during their stay by integrating art, music, games, and nature. For our patients who lead active spiritual lives, our practice also offers meditation programs and chapels to provide time and space to tend to the soul. Even after you leave our facilities, we offer continued care with our post-bariatric surgery support groups to ease your transition to your new healthy lifestyle. - Dr. Rishi Ramlogan For more information... Read More
When you sleep, your mind and your body have the opportunity to recover from the day’s events, stressful, happy, and neutral alike. However, if you’re not getting good quality rest each night, a number of unwanted effects can occur. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing periodically during the night. There are many risk factors that can lead to OSA, and one of the most common is excess weight. To help our patients identify if they have this condition and seek treatment, our team at Griffin Hospital has provided the following quiz that you can use to assess your sleep quality. In the event you receive a score of 10-24, we recommend you seek out a sleep specialist that can diagnose your concerns. For more information about OSA, weight loss surgery, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced bariatric surgeon, please contact us today. Take Our OSA Quiz
Recently the AMA made a groundbreaking decision when they determined obesity to be a disease. Many are hopeful that this ruling will open the way for obese patients to gain better health coverage and encourage physicians to offer more treatment options for the control and prevention of obesity. Dr. Rishi Ramlogan, medical director of Griffin Bariatrics, discusses the weight of this new ruling and how it can positively affect those who are suffering from obesity. Read on to learn more. Griffin Bariatrics is a leading weight loss surgery center in Connecticut. We offer gastric bypass, gastric banding, and gastric sleeve surgery for the treatment of obesity. To learn more about our center, our surgeries, and our services, please attend one of our free bariatric surgery seminars, call us at 888-657-9252, or attend a free support group.
Two randomized clinical trials published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese and morbidly obese patients and suggest surgery should be considered sooner and more often for patients battling the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity. The results for the first head-to-head trials comparing surgery to medical treatment were: • In the study conducted by the Cleveland Clinic, patients were studied who had a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 27 and 43. Within one year, diabetes remission rates with bariatric surgery were about 40 percent (42% with the gastric bypass, 37% with the sleeve gastrectomy) compared to about 12 percent for patients treated with the best medical therapy available. • In the two-year study conducted by Catholic University of Rome Italy and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, remission rates were about 85 percent for bariatric surgery (75% with the gastric bypass, 95% with the biliopancreatic diversion) and zero for medical therapy in patients with BMI greater than 35. • In the surgical groups, both... Read More