12 Years Experience
12 in Bariatrics
12 in Laparoscopic Surgery
11 in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
90% Practice is Bariatrics
Minimum Age of Patient is 15
Maximum Age of Patient is 60-65
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. He 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.