Dr. Neil Floch is an internationally known and respected bariatric surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University. He attended the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Beth Israel Medical center in New York City. Dr. Floch has a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery from The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida.
Dr. Floch developed expertise in bariatric, anti-reflux, and laparoscopic surgery. He started bariatric Surgery at Fairfield County Bariatrics and developed the bariatric surgery center at Norwalk Hospital in 2002 and has grown the program over the past 18 years. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic gastric sleeve, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and gastric bands. Dr. Floch is trained in Robotic Surgery. He is an expert in laparoscopic revisional bariatric surgery and cares for many patients seeking an alteration to their procedure.
Dr. Floch has been highly recognized for his surgeries throughout Connecticut, New England, and New York. Although his passion is surgery and he has performed many simple and technically difficult, complex procedures, Dr. Neil Floch is highly regarded for his work in communications in the academic surgery world. Doctor Floch is a highly regarded public speaker and has appeared at ASMBS, MISS, SAGES meetings throughout the country and his talks have been given internationally as well. His interviews, articles, and social media appearances have been quoted in magazines such as Forbes and appeared through the AP news onto numerous TV News throughout the country and in newspapers such as The New York Times and USA Today.
He is known both nationally and internationally for his work as a committee chairman for the ASMBS, American Society of metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He has also served as the President of the Connecticut ASMBS and united all the bariatric surgeons in the state to work together and cooperate in educating other doctors at the annual Obesity Summit Meeting, now in its third year. Doctor Floch was instrumental in developing a bill in the Connecticut state legislature to increase access for obesity surgery care.
Dr. Neil Floch was named a Top Doctor in Bariatric Surgery by Connecticut Magazine for 7 years and is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Connecticut and the New York Tri-state area from 2012 to the present. Doctor Floch has now joined Nuvance Health System as the Director of Bariatric Surgery for Connecticut where he seeks to grow and expand the program.