Dr. Nahmias has participated in and performed over 900 bariatric procedures while in training and as an attending physician; in addition he has managed many more complex bariatric patients before and after surgery. He maintains some of the lowest complication rates and some of the highest patient satisfaction rates in the country. Dr. Nahmias was born and raised in Mexico City; he attended the Anahuac University School of Medicine and graduated at the top of his class with a full scholarship for academic achievement. Dr. Nahmias interest in bariatric surgery began during his general surgery residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he worked under the instruction of Ramsey Dallal, M.D., An experienced bariatric surgeon that has participated in more than 3000 bariatric procedures. After residency, he dedicated a year of his life to learn the techniques of bariatric surgery from some of the nation's pioneers of academic bariatric surgery, Dr. James W. Maher and Dr. John M. Kellum; completing a fellowship in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. One of the country's leading institutions in the development of the field of bariatric surgery. Dr. Nahmias has practiced bariatric surgery in the greater Hartford area since 2009. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designated him a "Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence". He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Nahmias is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. About Me, Practice Philosophy: I am committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive and personalized patient care. I treat people who wish to lose weight primarily through the use of advanced, minimally invasive, surgical therapies. Patients who are suitable surgical candidates benefit greatly from these therapies, as well as from a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutritional habits and exercise. Areas of Focus and Interests: I offer expertise in all aspects of obesity management inclusive of medical management, surgery for obesity including laparoscopic gastric bypass and single incision "no scar" gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and when indicated revision procedures. General Comments: My surgical services are performed with a respectful, warm, personal manner in state-of-the-art, modern facilities. Advanced surgical techniques result in minimal discomfort, expedient recovery time, and excellent outcomes.
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I am committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive and personalized patient care. I treat people who wish to lose weight primarily through the use of Advanced, Minimally Invasive, Surgical and Non- Surgical therapies. Patients who are suitable surgical candidates benefit greatly from these therapies, as well as from a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutritional habits and exercise. As a physician specializing in bariatric surgery, I have seen first-hand the tremendous benefits experienced by individuals who lose weight and make positive lifestyle changes. My surgical services are performed with a respectful, warm, personal manner in state-of-the-art, modern facilities. Advanced surgical techniques result in minimal discomfort, expedient recovery time, and excellent outcomes.
Dr. Nahmias' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Nahmias' Board Certifications
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Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Small Bowel Enteroscopy
Small Bowel Surgery
Soft Tissue Injections
Soft Tissue Surgery
Suture Soft Tissue Wound
Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Upper GI Series
Wound Care and Management
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Connecticut.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Anahuac University / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
Anahuac University / School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2000
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
Albert Einstein Medical Center Chief Resident 2007-2008
Other Education | Completed 2008
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Patient's Choice Award 2010, 8/10/2010
Media & Publications
Encyclopedia of Obesity
Reflux and Obesity
Laparoscopy and Obesity,
Management of Ventral Hernias at the Time of Gastric Bypass, 03/2008
Cephalic Vein Cut-Down Verses Percutaneous Access: a Retrospective Study of Complications of Implantable Venous Access Devices, July 2006
Drain Amylase Levels Are an Adjunct in Detection of Gastrojejunostomy Leaks after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, May 2009
Back to Basics -Clinical diagnosis in Bariatric Surgery. Routine Drains and UGI series are unnecessary, April 2007
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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