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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 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; The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., Dining Room B, New Britain. To register for a bariatric informational session, please call 1-866-668-5070. Bariatric weight loss sessions are:

  • Monday, Feb. 23, MidState Family Health Center, noon
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, Center for Metabolic Health, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4, MidState Family Health Center, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10, HOCC New Britain General campus, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18, HOCC Family Health Center, Bristol, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 24, Center for Metabolic Health,, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30, MidState Family Health Center, noon

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