Dr. Pavlos Papasavas

Surgical Weight Loss

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Residency & Fellowship: Temple University School of Medicine at the Western ...More Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh (Pa.) Medical School: Athens University School of Medicine (Greece). Clinical and research interests: bariatric and metabolic surgery, GERD, gastroparesis    ...Less

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Weight Loss, From Diet to Surgery: Which is Right for You?

Managing your weight is challenging, but it is one of the most important steps you can take for a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Pavlos Papasavas is director of research in the department of surgery and co-director of bariatric surgery at Hartford Hospital: Q.  First, can you explain the different approach to...

Feeling Bloated.

How to Stop Abdominal Bloating

Many patients complain of postprandial (after eating food) bloating. The symptoms are uncomfortable and can significantly interfere with the person’s quality of life. People with this condition have difficulty fitting into their clothes, tend to feel heavier and experience discomfort throughout their abdomen. The good news is that bloating does...

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Doctor’s Call: Your Weight ‘Set Point’ And Why It Matters

Our brain, it turns out, likes to work like a thermostat. It needs a reference set point to regulate many human functions, including heart rate, blood pressure and temperature. Having a set point makes it consistent for the brain: It always tries to bring each function it regulates within a...


New Weight-Loss Procedure Uses Pacemaker-Type Device

How can a pacemaker-type device curb hunger? Doctors at Hartford Hospital are using an implantable device to treat patients with excess weight. Q: How does this implantable device work? A:  The device works to block the vagus nerve, which is the main nerve that connects the brain to the stomach. The...