Managing your weight is one of the most important steps you can take for a healthier life. More than one-third of Americans are obese. Obesity leads to life-threatening conditions like heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and certain types of cancer.

Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss takes a uniquely holistic approach to medical and surgical weight loss. One that offers patients thorough care not just from physicians and surgeons, but also from a team of professionals looking out for your nutritional, physical and emotional well-being. All to help you gain the energy, self-confidence and control you need to manage your health and live the life you deserve. 



Women's Choice Award - BariatricsMidState Medical Center has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that MidState is in the top 1% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals reviewed.

MidState Medical Center achieved the America’s Best distinction by meeting the following criteria:

  • Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint-sponsored Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • At least 72% of patients reporting on the HCAHPS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
  • A high patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates

MidState Medical Center is one of 202 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for bariatric surgery across the U.S.

Meet our Surgical Weight Loss Specialists:

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Name Specialties Location
Benbrahim, Aziz, MD, FACS, FASMBS Benbrahim, Aziz, MD, FACS, FASMBS
4.9 /5
119 surveys
860.224.5161
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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Hannoush, Edward J., MD Hannoush, Edward J., MD
4.8 /5
133 surveys
860.224.5161
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
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