DR. ELMER VALIN earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii and his medical degree from University of the East School of Medicine in the Philippines. He completed residencies in both internal medicine and surgery at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven. Dr. Valin and his partner, Dr. Ursula McMillian, specialize in various bariatric procedures, and offer medical management of obesity. In addition to providing surgical procedures, their practice provides nutritional and psychological consultation. Dr. Valin, who is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, was a Connecticut pioneer of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery and placement of the Lap-Band®. He is also the first in the state to perform the single-incision Lap-Band® procedure. “Our practice offers a comprehensive weight-loss program tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs,” he says.
Medical School: University of the East School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Hospital of Saint Raphael
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Organizations: American College of Surgery
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons