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Surgical Weight Loss Can Help You Reclaim Your Health

Dr. Elmer Valin offers a variety of obesity surgery procedures at his New HavenConnecticut practice to meet your needs and help you achieve a healthy weight. We offer both permanent and reversible treatments, each with unique attributes to meet patients’ individual needs. To meet with Dr. Valin and learn more about which obesity surgery can benefit you, contact our New Haven weight loss clinic today to schedule an appointment.

Bariatric Surgery Techniques

A variety of obesity surgery procedures that, fundamentally, involve isolating smaller portions of the stomach to limit food intake can be employed for weight loss:       

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric BypassThis procedure involves a permanent re-routing of a small portion of the stomach directly to the small intestine.
  • Lap-Band®A silicone band is used to reduce the capacity of the stomach.
  • Laparoscopic Vertical Banded GastroplastyThis technique reduces the capacity of the upper stomach with staples and requires no surgical re-routing.
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve GastrectomyThis method reduces the capacity of the stomach by 85 percent using vertical staples.
  • Single Incision Lap-Band® SurgeryThe Lap-Band®is administered through the belly button.

Our surgeons also perform minimally invasive laparoscopic general surgery procedures:

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Funduplication (Anti-Reflux Surgery)
  • Laparoscopic Small Bowel and Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy (appendix removal)

Find Out More about Obesity Surgery Today

It is our goal to aid those who are overweight in achieving long-term health improvement. It is important to remember that obesity surgery is a tool, not a miracle cure. After undergoing obesity surgery, patients must dedicate themselves to a healthy diet and exercise regiment, which will help them lose weight and maintain an improved level of health. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about these procedures, obesity and its associated conditions, and what post-operative life is like.

To learn more about how you can benefit from obesity surgery, contact our New Haven practice serving Hartford, New London, and New York today.


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Elmer Valin MD
330 Orchard St., Suite 111
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 867-5508
Fax: (203) 867-5509
Office Hours
Mondays: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesdays: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wednesdays: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:40 PM
Fridays: 8:00 to 11:00 AM
Post Operative Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Call @ (203) 606-4949


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