Referring a patient to Yale New Haven Health System Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery has never been easier.

The Yale-New Haven Health System Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art tertiary care for morbidly obese patients in need of weight loss surgery or with complications from weight loss surgery. Our multidisciplinary team, led by our surgeons includes dietitians, mental health care providers, smoking cessation experts, and midlevel practitioners who provide preoperative and extended follow up care for patients in the setting of a high quality, full service general hospital and ambulatory care setting. Our fully integrated electronic medical record allows us to communicate with referring physicians efficiently and effectively. Yale Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program is here to help.

Outpatient Referrals

You or your patient can call (203) 789-6237 to speak with one of our dedicated Patient Navigators, Michelle and Denise, to refer a new patient to our program. Michelle or Denise will contact your patient and arrange for them to attend a free weight loss surgery informational seminar to learn about surgical options, set up needed appointments, and will help your patient navigate through the complex insurance requirements for elective bariatric surgery.

For established bariatric surgery patients with surgical issues or complex problems, care will be expedited, and the patient will be scheduled to meet with one of our surgeons. Please contact the office by one of the following methods:
  • Dedicated Metabolic & Bariatric Hotline: 203-789-6237 
  • Fax number: 203-785-6666 
  • Yale GI Surgery office number: 203-785-6060 
  • Via the EPIC electronic medical record referral system. (YMG Temple Surgery)

Inpatient Transfers

All inpatient transfers are coordinated and expedited through the Y Access Line, a single-source phone center exclusively for physicians. With one call to our 24/7 Y Access Line, physicians will speak directly with a clinician who is ready to expedite their request for a patient transfer to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Call 888-964-4233.