We extend a very special thank you to all of our friends and patients who participated in, and attended, our fashion show evening to remember last night. It is because of all of you that we were able to do this.
The evening would never have occurred, had it not been for our patients, who so graciously gave of their time, and walked the runway for us. They were "the show" and everyone of them was not only a "super model, but each and every one of them is a "super person" as well. They truly made us proud and grateful to be a part of their lives, and for having chosen us to be a participant in helping them achieve this success on their weight loss journey.
We hope that we have provided all of you who are on a weight loss journey, or considering joining one, with support and encouragement to continue on your journey. We wanted to reassure you that you are not alone, and we will always be there for you. We thank you for putting your trust in us and allowing us to be a part of your lives. You have all become important members of our FCB and Norwalk Hospital family! And, a very special thank you, as well, to our new friends who met us last night for the very first time. You too, also helped make our evening one to remember. Thank you for joining us.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Fall Event which might seem like an eternity, but we all know that time flies, and we will have much to look forward to. In the interim, we wish you much health and happiness, and for those travelling the weight lose journey we wish you great success, and want you to know that you have our utmost respect for making the decision to regain your health and recapture your lives.
To Joan Lunden for coming to support our patient and her friend Tara Girouard and all of those who also made the decision to take their own weight loss journey.
To our patient James Thornton and his friend Corey Louchiey, former NFL players, who came to offer their support as well as to share their own weight loss journey stories with us. And, another thank you to James for getting Nike to contribute over $1300 in great and exciting raffle prizes.
To State Senator Bob Duff for coming to show support for our event and our cause.
To Virginia, Meredith and Ivon, our dancers from DWM Dance Studios in Stamford who gave us an incredible performance and did a spectacular job judging "Dancing With The Doctors."
To Sabrina, our very own Diva, who gave an unbelievable vocal performance. We promise to never bring you "Bad News" and will forever be 'Dancing In The Streets" with you.
To our patients Carmel Bowron, Tara Girouard and Carmel's niece Katrina without whom much of our event would not have been possible.
To our our patients who were Dressbarn models in our fashion show and walked the catwalk up and down our aisles; Mary Bernat, Jamie Masciarelli, Hilary Summa and Marie Davita.
To the Grand Marshals for our Walk; Tara Girouard, Mario and Anthony Granata and Steph Mitola.
To our face painters Lisa Thomas and Debbie Cerulli who's artistic creations were priceless.
To all of our exhibitors who helped make the day so eventful and provided a wealth of knowledge to all those who attended.
To all those who contributed so graciously and generously to the 124 Free Raffle Prizes valued at over $10,000. You made the day at our...
A very special BIGthank you to everyone who participated in helping make our FCB Walk For Obesity Health Fair such a huge success. The turnout was beyond our expectations. The enthusiasm of all our attendees and exhibitors contributed to making the event so memorable.
thank you to all those who contributed the many raffle prizes. It was an endless stream of announcing 61 winners for raffle prizes valued at over $7500. Many people went home so very happy. They were great prizes and contributed to the excitement at the event.
thank you to DWM Dance Studios for providing the entertainment and getting our doctors up on the dance floor. Who knows if they'll want to go back into the operating room after that experience dancing with Riley.
thank you to all of our staff who contributed their time and effort to help create and support our event. You all made it happen.
And last, but certainly not least, the most extra special thank you to all of our friends and patients who attended. It is because of you that we were able to do this. We hope that we have provided you with support and encouragement to continue on your journey. We wanted to reassure you that you are not alone and we will always be there for you. We thank you for putting your trust in us and allowing us to be part of your lives. You have all become important members of our FCB family!
A great time was had by all and we look forward to seeing you all again at our soon to be announced next event.
...And once again one more great BIGthank you to all of you!
FAIRFIELD COUNTY BARIATRICS & SURGICAL SPECIALISTS, P.C. BROUGHT THE WORLD OF BARIATRIC SURGERY TO THE WOMEN'S EXPO
For two days in September, thousands of women attended the Women's Expo in Bridgeport. Many visited our booth to meet Dr. Craig Floch, Dr. Neil Floch and Dr. Abe Fridman to get the latest information about weight loss surgery. We had the opportunity to meet many people, make many new friends and say hello to many of our current patients.
We're all looking forward to next year's event. It seems like it's a long way off, but of you want to learn about bariatric surgery, find out if you are a candidate and if it is right for you, you need not worry because you don't have to wait that long. You can visit one of our many free seminars and one of our doctors will be glad to spend some time with you and answer any of your questions. You can also visit us on the internet at www.endtheweight.com.
Looking forward to seeing you at next year's Women's Expo in Bridgeport. We'll have lots of prizes and giveaways in addition to the latest information about bariatric surgery. Watch for the date announcement.
On May 13, 2013, Dr. Neil Floch was a guest speaker at the HOPE event at the meeting of the ASMBS in New Orleans. HOPE is a program started by Dr. Archie Roberts a former NFL quarterback for the Miami Dolphins and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Roberts began the program which ahs focused on diet, exercise and support to help retired football players lose weight and improve their health.
Along with Dr. Roberts, Dr. Buchwald and Dr. Floch, his patient James Thornton, and his friend Cory Luchley spoke at the event about their weight loss experiences
Independently, Dr. Neil Floch, and former NFL players, his patient Mr. James Thornton and friend Corey Luchley began efforts to develop a surgical weight loss plan for retired football players. Their idea was to help the football players, but also promote their endeavors so they may serve as role models for the men of the country. Only 20% of weight loss surgery patients are men. The goal of Dr. Floch, Mr. Thornton and Mr. Louchley is to make surgery more feasible and available to those who need it. The first center was established at Temple University. Dr. Archie Roberts, a cardiothoracic surgeon began the program. He was a former NFL quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.
The photo below includes Dr. Floch, Corey Luchley, Dr. Henri Buchwald, Mr. James Thornton, Dr. Archie Roberts and retired NFL Hall of Fame Linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Rickey Jackson.
"THE WORLD OF BARIATRIC SURGERY" RETURNED TO THE WOMEN'S EXPO AS WE INTRODUCED THE LATEST EXCITING NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY TO ALL WHO ATTENDED.
For two exciting fun filled days thousands of women attended Fairfield County's largest event for women. And, in the middle of it all, we were there to introduce them to Dr. Neil Floch and Dr. Craig Floch, Connecticut's leading Bariatric Surgeons.
When the women visited our booth to meet our doctors and our patients, they were presented with the opportunity to learn about weight loss surgery and get answers to all of their questions. Our patients were there to talk about their experiences along the road on their journey to long-term weight loss and to explain how they recaptured their lives and regained their health.
We had the opportunity to meet many people and make many new friends. We thank all of you who visited us in our booth and thank all of our patients who were there to share their life experiences.
Eric Martsolf, TV Soap Opera Star "Brady Black" on Days of our Lives joined our doctors in greeting all who attended.
Next year's event seems like a long way off. But, there is no need to wait if you still have questions and concerns, want to know if you are a candidate, and determine of weight loss surgery is the right choice for you. Many seminars are held through out the month and at several locations conveniently located through out the state. We invite you to attend these free seminars and sign up for one of them on our website at www.endtheweight.com or call our office toll free at 877-659-0011. We will always be available to assist you and respond to your concerns.
thank you ALL FOR HELPING MAKE OUR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY EXPO A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
To all of our patients, friends, members of our community, and those of you who are new to our program and attended in search of knowledge and advice, we extend our gratitude. Free raffle prizes were awarded and many went home with gifts including a television and gift baskets. It was truly an eventful evening.
Dr. Neil Floch presented a highly educational overview of our bariatric program; its purpose, how it functions and what we provide to enable the patient to recapture their life and regain their health. He then led a round table discussion with our patients who were eager to share their experiences with the audience. Their stories were compelling and filled with heartfelt emotion and encouragement to all who are on the weight loss journey or contemplating it. We are grateful to all of you who participated in the discussion and allowing us to share your lives with you.thank you Linda, Sabrina, Mike, Joann and Mary for helping and encouraging so many who were present.
Chef Jeff provided delicious healthy tastings as well as a rewarding lesson in making a great salmon dish for a healthy nutritious meal.
Everyone gathered at the Bariatric Advantage table for a taste of their great healthy offerings.
All those attending had the opportunity to meet with industry vendors and discover the latest information regarding the many innovative surgical opportunities for weight loss.
Members of our support groups were present to provide the knowledge about our program that enables our participants to travel their weight loss journey with encouragement and support from fellow patients and accomplished and highly regarded professionals. Our support program is specifically designed to help make long-term weight loss success a reality.
Nutrition counseling was a highlight of the evening as we all learned how to deal with the food issues we are confronted with on a daily basis.
The Norwalk YMCA was present to offer special plans for the participants in our weight loss program. Exercise is a key to weight loss and they have the programs to help make weight loss happen.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you! We will provide the knowledge and assistance to help you make decisions and overcome your fears. We are committed to the long-term success of each patient and support them on their journey.
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FCB at Q105 Ladies NIght Out
OH WHAT A NIGHT!!!
ALL OF THE"LADIES" WERE OUT FOR "LADIES NIGHT OUT"
SPONSORED BY RADIO STATION Q105, FAIRFIELD COUNTY BARIATRICS& ST. VINCENT'S MEDICAL CENTER
The Hilton at the Mystic Aquarium was the scene for fashion, fun, prizes, pampering, dancing games and entertainment. We made many new friends as the ladies toured the ballrooms in search of the latest trends in health, beauty and fashion.
Visiting with us at the Hilton gave them the opportunity to acquire the latest information about bariatric surgery and to learn how our weight loss team makes the long term care of weight easy and how we guide the patient on a lifelong path to freedom from obesity that is safe, satisfying and enjoyable.
We invite you to visit our blog often to see when we will again have the opportunity to spend time together and have another great night out.
Fairfield County Bariatrics & Surgical Specialists, P.C. brought the world of bariatric surgery to the Fairfield County Women's Expo. James Scott,"Days of Our Lives" TV soap opera star, appeared in our exhibit booth to greet our visitors and sign autographs.
For two days in May, thousands of women attended the Women's Expo in Stamford. Many visited our booth to meet Dr. Neil Floch and Dr. Craig Floch to get the latest information about weight loss surgery. We had the opportunity to meet many people and make many new friends.
We're all looking forward to next year's event. It seems like it's a long way off, but if you want to learn about bariatric surgery, find out if you are a candidate. If it is right for you, you need not worry because you don't have to wait that long. You can visit one of our many free seminars and one of our doctors will be glad to spend some time with you and answer any of your questions. You can also visit us on the internet at www.endtheweight.com
Stamford Town Center
Dr. Craig Floch & Dr. Neil Floch of Fairfield County Bariatrics & Surgical Specialists, P.C. met with local residents for a day at the mall and held an informative event to introduce them to weight loss procedures that are available to make the long term care of weight loss easy. The doctors showed them how they would be guided on a lifelong path to freedom from obesity with our comprehensive and multi-dimensional weight loss program that addresses all aspects of their lives.
We will be returning to the Stamford Town Center after Labor Day and hope you will take the opportunity to visit with us. But, you don't have to wait for the fall if you are interested in getting more information about bariatric surgery, to see if you are a candidate for it, and to discover if your insurance will accept it. We invite you to attend one of our many free seminars. Visit us on the internet at www.endtheweight.com for a seminar schedule and to get more information, or to call us toll free at 877-659-0011.
GREATER CT WALK FROM OBESITY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
Fairfield County Bariatrics wants to thank all of our patients and friends who joined us on Saturday, September 25th in Hubbard Park for our sponsorship of the Greater CT Walk from Obesity. The event was a great success! The weather was unseasonably warm and dry making it an ideal day for a "walk."
The fund raising goal was reached and without the support of all of you who contributed to the event, it would not have been achieved.
We hope all of you had an enjoyable time, just as we did, and look forward to having you join us for next year's event. We welcome your help in preventing obesity among adults and children. With obesity now shown as the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, action is needed.
Please join us next year and together we will all Walk from Obesity.