Dr. Elmer Valin is one of the most experienced obesity surgeons in the State of Connecticut. He has performed more than 1,000 obesity surgeries. He offers a wide variety of procedures including Roux-en y gastric bypass, Lap-Band, Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty and Sleeve gastrectomy. He was the first surgeon in the state to perform the Lap-Band surgery.Dr. Valin is the only surgeon in the New Haven area to perform the gastric bypass utilizing the Da Vinci Robot. In addition, Dr. Valin performs general surgery procedures such as Nissen fundoplications (Reflux surgery), gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, and appendectomies.