Patient Support

Center for Weight Loss Surgery

Patient Support, Weight Loss SurgeryOur entire team is focused on helping you to achieve success and transform your health. To that end we offfer a broad array of classes and support groups that provide education, nutritional support, medical advice and guest speakers.

Like any major surgery, it is important to understand that you will need to carefully ease back into normal activities. Our patient support specialists will help you understand what to expect in the days and weeks after surgery. We'll help you to understand how to eat smart and incorporate exercise into your new lifestyle.

We also offer stress management tips to help you stay on the path the new you.

Director, Center for Weight Loss Surgery

Laura Choi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Director of the Center for Weight Loss Surgery
Fred and Irmi Bering Chair in Laparoscopic Surgery
Laura Choi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Choi is a fellowship trained, nationally recognized board certified general and bariatric surgeon. Her focus is on minimally invasive techniques for general surgery and bariatric surgery procedures.

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Fellowship trained in laparoscopy, she serves as the Director of the Center for Weight Loss Surgery and holds the Fred and Irmi Bering Chair in Laparoscopic Surgery.

Procedures and Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery; Roux-en-y Bypass Procedure, Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • General Surgery Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Gallbladder disease, hernia, complex hernia, recurrent hernia, hiatial hernia/paraesophageal hernia, reflux disease, stomach and small intestinal disease and splenectomy.

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Watch My Story

Watch this video for the Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Danbury Hospital “After the surgery they don’t just push you out the door. They keep up with you. They have a very good support group. And I still go - it's been three years!" 


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For More Information

If you think you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery, talk to your primary care physician about Danbury Hospital, call 1-800-516-3657 for more information, or attend a free event and learn more about losing weight through bariatric surgery and if it's right for you.