Elmer L. Valin, M.D.
Surgical Weight Loss Can Help You Reclaim Your Health
Our comprehensive weight loss programs offers both medical and surgical treatment of obesity.
Elmer L. Valin, M.D. , L.L.C
Make the life-changing decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery
It is important to educate yourself about the side effects of treatment, the lifestyle changes that you will need to make after weight loss surgery, and how you can reap the most benefit from weight loss treatment. This can be done by discussing the procedure in full detail with Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Elmer Valin.
Types of Weight Loss Surgeries
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (Open and Laparoscopic) This weight loss surgery limits the amount of food you can eat, which can enable you to lose weight and begin a new, healthy lifestyle.
Lap-band® (Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding) Effective, Low-Risk Weight Loss Surgery works by limiting your caloric intake and helping you feel satisfied eating less food.
Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (Lap VBG) Dr. Elmer Valin is the only surgeon in the state of Connecticut performing this specialized procedure.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (Lap-Band®, Gallbladder, Hernia) Administered through the belly button.
Cost of Bariatric Surgery
We understand that the cost of bariatric surgery can place a real financial burden on patients we also believe that there should be no boundaries when it comes making healthy decisions for your life. We have financing options for weight loss surgery and payment plans and help you manage the total cost of bariatric surgery into manageable monthly payments, making it easier for you to develop a budget within your needs. Apply for financing your bariatric surgery.
We also have Medical Weight Loss Programs available using meal replacements, nutritional counseling, behavioral modification and pharmacological therapy.
You can learn more by attending our weight loss seminar on laparoscopic adjustable band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery.
Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Elmer Valin graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science degree and attended medical school at the University of the East in Manilla, Phillipines. He completed an Internal Medicine residency in at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. He then completed a second residency in General Surgery in 1998 at the same location. He is a surgical attending at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. The Hospital of Saint Raphael is a designated Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.
Dr. Valin is a member American Medical Association, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and is certified by the American Society for Bariatric Physicians. He is board certified in both general surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Valin is one of the most experienced bariatric physicians in the state. He has performed more than 1,500 obesity-surgery related procedures. He is one of the first surgeons to perform the laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass in Connecticut. He was also the first surgeon in Connecticut to perform the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band), and the first surgeon to perform the Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (Lap VBG). In addition, Dr. Valin performs a wide range of general surgical procedures. He is now performing single incision surgery.
We also offer additional weight loss surgeries and programs for obese patients
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- REALIZE Adjustable Band
- Laparoscopic Magenstrasse and Mill procedure
- Revision Obesity Surgery Procedures
- Revision Intraluminal Endoscopic Procedures
- Laparoscopic procedures include Anti-Reflux Surgery, Hernia Repair, Colon Surgery
- da Vinci Robotic Gastric Bypass and Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
I underwent open Gatric Bypass Surgery with Dr. Valin. This is a difficult surgery however, with the guidance, follow up and excellent bedside manner the surgery was a huge success. Dr. Valin always took the time to answer all my questions and concerns, he actually made me feel as if I was the reason he came to work that day. I had the utmost confidence in his ability and he came very highly recommended from many of my colleagues at work. Dr. Valin was very pleasant and took his time when speaking to my family. In addition his office staff was very supportive and a pleasure to work with. I traveled an hour each way to see Dr. Valin and would do it again! He is truly a competent professional and very much in tune with his patients. My surgery was such a success due to Dr. Valin. If you are contemplating Gastric Bypass Surgery whether the band or open and want the surgery done right - call Dr. Valin, he's the man for the job!-Nancy, Windsor CT
- Certified by the American Society for Bariatric Physicians
- Weight loss program for individuals 100+ overweight
- Surgical Weight Loss so you can reclaim your health
- Online Patient Education System
- Da Vinci Surgery
Some of our most asked about procedures: Lapband (Laparoscopic Gastric Banding), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty, Sleeve Gastrectomy
Areas Served: West Haven, Hamden, Bethany, Woodbridge, North Haven, Shelton, Derby, Milford, Hartford, Fairfield