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Hospital of Central Connecticut now offers diabetes care, comprehensive weight-loss services in Farmington

New Britain [October 12 2010] - Nationally recognized weight-loss services and diabetes care have come to Farmington, with the opening of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Center for Bariatric Surgery, Weigh Your Options Clinical Weight Loss Center, and Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate office at 11 South Road, Suite 130.

The public is invited to an open house at the new offices 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, October 26. The event will include refreshments, office tours and an opportunity to meet and talk with physicians and staff.

“Our surgical and medical weight-loss programs and Joslin Diabetes programs have been successfully treating patients for many years at the hospital’s New Britain campus,” says Clarence J. Silvia, hospital president and CEO. “We’re pleased to be able to bring that experience and expertise to even more Central Connecticut residents. Our new Farmington offices will allow us to expand these outstanding programs and meet a growing need for diabetes and weight-loss care.”

The physician offices for surgical and non-surgical weight-loss programs have moved from the hospital’s New Britain General campus to the new Farmington location.

Weigh Your Options’ non-surgical weight-loss programs, including medically monitored, low-calorie diet programs, nutrition counseling, diet and exercise education and other services will be provided in Farmington.

For bariatric surgery patients, physician consultations, education classes, support groups and other services will be provided in Farmington. Surgeries, including both traditional and minimally invasive gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric banding procedures, will continue to be performed at the hospital’s New Britain General campus. The Hospital of Central Connecticut is a designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Bariatric surgeons Carlos A. Barba, MD, FRCSC, FACS, medical director, Bariatric Program, and Nissin C. Nahmias, MD, will be joined by Thomas Lane, MD, medical director, Weigh Your Options Clinical Weight Loss Center.

For more information about The Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weigh Your Options , call 1-866-668-5070 or visit our weight-loss services.

The new Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate office in Farmington will offer care for diabetes and other endocrine conditions, along with a comprehensive diabetes education program (starting in January) and individual appointments with a diabetes educator on Fridays. Endocrinologists Manmeet Kaur, MD, and Priya Phulwani, MD, will see patients by physician referral and appointment.

In addition to the new Farmington office, the Joslin Center has two other locations: the primary office at the hospital’s New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St.; and an office at the hospital’s Bradley Memorial campus in Southington, 81 Meriden Ave.

Joslin provides individualized care for people 18 and older with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, as well as pregnant women with diabetes. Since 1997, the hospital has been affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, a world leader in diabetes treatment, research and education. For more information on Joslin, call 1-888-4Joslin(1-888-456-7546), or visit our diabetes services.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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