Surgical and Non-Surgical Weight-Loss Programs

Anthem Blue DistinctionSaint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Stapling) and Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Banding) by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.*

For information or to schedule an
appointment, call
860 714-7128 

BMI Calculator
BMI takes into account weight and height. The goal for most people is a BMI between 18 and 25.

Register for an information session 

Sign up to attend the bariatric support group  

Dr. Jon Pirello discusses the fasting diet on FOX-CT 

 MBSAQIP Quality Award 

More than one-third of adults in the United States are considered overweight. Shedding those extra pounds can help you to look and feel better. At Saint Francis we offer a full spectrum of programs, from nutrition classes to bariatric surgery, to help you lose weight. 

Our Physicians

Jon R. Pirrello, M.D.

Director of Bariatric Surgery 

Nissin Nahmias, M.D.

General Surgery,
Bariatric Surgery

Our Facilities

Encompassing 318,000 square feet of floor space, the John T. O'Connell Tower at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center contains a wide range of innovations and facilities designed to provide world-class, state-of-the art medical care to the community. The Tower includes 17 state-of-the-art operating rooms, plus hybrid and cardiac rooms. Learn more...  

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*Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. For details on Local Blue Plan Criteria, a provider’s in-network status, or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. Registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.