Top Docs 2013 Guide

Aranow, Jonathan

  • Bariatric Medicine

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Address 400 Saybrook Rd.
Middletown, CT
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DR. JONATHAN ARANOW is a nationally recognized expert in the field of bariatric surgery, known for his excellent results with weight-loss surgery patients and for his leadership role in securing insurance coverage for these life-changing procedures. “I love being able to help my patients to not only achieve long-term weight loss but also restore their health and quality of life.” He notes that following weight-loss procedures his patients routinely experience dramatic improvements in health and self-esteem. “It’s a thrill to call a patient’s primary-care physician and report that in just a few months we’ve cured an individual’s diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.” Because of the known benefits of these procedures, Dr. Aranow has campaigned in the state and federal legislatures for expansion of insurance coverage for these life-saving surgeries.
Dr. Aranow is adept at all available surgical techniques including; da Vinci® robotically assisted surgery, gastric bypass, Lap-Band™, Realize Band™ and sleeve gastrectomy. He received his training at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and brought his skills to Connecticut in 1999. When he established the Middlesex Hospital Center for Weight Loss Surgery in 2001, he was one of the first surgeons in Connecticut to perform weight-loss procedures. Since then, he has performed more than 2,000 weight-loss surgeries with some of the best and safest results in the country.
His exceptional surgical outcomes and multidisciplinary program of dietary and behavioral counseling have received national recognition and have earned his practice certification as a “Center of Excellence” from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In addition to his bariatric practice, Dr. Aranow continues an active practice in general surgery with special strengths in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, bowel surgery, hernia and cancer operations.

Additional Information

Organizations: Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
New England Surgical Society
American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Medical School: George Washington University Medical School
Harvard Medical School (Residency)

Hospital Affiliations: Middlesex Hospital


Aranow, Jonathan - Middletown, CT

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