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February 23, 2012

Lap-Band and Bariatric Surgery is not a gimmick at Griffin Hospital

You may have heard in the news recently that a group of weight-loss clinics in Southern California is under scrutiny because of an aggressive ad campaign, insurance fraud and the death of five patients.  This group of Lap-Band surgical centers is being investigated by local, state and federal agencies, including Congress.  At Griffin Hospital, we understand that bariatric surgery is not just a gimmick and it remains the most effective way to combat obesity. Any bariatric surgery, including the Lap-Band, comes with inherent risks. Our informational seminars for prospective patients and pre-operative education describe the inherent risks of bariatric surgery and of the disease of morbid obesity. Continue reading

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June 22, 2010

Griffin Bariatrics Featured on Connecticut Style

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.

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June 8, 2010

Health Fair at Griffin Hospital a Great Success

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.

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