Your Weight Loss Surgery Team at Middlesex Hospital
With the Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Middlesex Hospital, you'll have an entire team by your side to help you achieve the lasting changes you want. A group of experienced physicians and educators will provide you with medical supervision, behavioral and nutritional advice, and weekly group support sessions.
Our team, including Dr. Jonathan Aranow and Dr. Joseph Robles, as well as our experienced and specialized nurses and other caregivers, offer the expertise and understanding you need to make the decision to change your life. After surgery, your team of medical and weight loss professionals will be on hand to monitor your health and progress.
Jonathan S. Aranow, M.D.
Dr. Jonathan Aranow received his training at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and brought his skills to Connecticut in 1999. In 2001 he founded the Middlesex Hospital Center for Bariatric Surgery after recognizing the absence of bariatric surgeons in Connecticut at that time. Since then, he has performed more than 1600 weight loss procedures with some of the best and safest results in the country. He is now offering patients a minimally-invasive, robotic assisted gastric bypass surgery with the use of the da Vinci® surgical robot.
As an outspoken advocate for the morbidly obese individual, Dr. Jonathan Aranow has achieved national recognition for his leadership role in securing insurance coverage for weight loss surgery patients as well as for the superb results he has seen in his surgical patients. He notes that following weight loss procedures his patients routinely experience dramatic improvements in health and self-esteem. Because of the known benefits of these procedures, Dr. Aranow has campaigned in the state and federal legislatures for expansion of insurance coverage for these life-saving surgeries.
Dr. Aranow is adept at all available surgical techniques including gastric bypass, LapBand™, Realize Band™, sleeve gastrectomy, and minimally invasive procedures. His exceptional outcomes and comprehensive multidisciplinary program, which includes dietary and behavioral counseling, have received national recognition and have earned certification as a "Center of Excellence" from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In addition to his bariatric practice, Dr. Aranow continues an active practice in general surgery with special strengths in minimally invasive surgery, bowel surgery, hernia, and cancer operations.
Joseph J. Robles, M.D.
Dr. Robles is a surgeon with Shoreline Surgical Associates. Dr. Robles received his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and he practices general surgery and specializes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery.