Neil R. Floch, M.D., FACS
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Norwalk Hospital (Nuvance Health)
Dr. Neil R. Floch is one of the country’s most eminent laparoscopic antireflux surgeons. He graduated from Tufts University in 1988 with Magna cum Laude honors. He performed research and graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine and received his degree from them. Dr. Floch then completed five years of surgical residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, where he was the Chief Resident in Surgery.
Dr. Floch performed a one-year fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic with the pioneer of laparoscopic heartburn surgery, Dr. Ronald A. Hinder. He received advanced laparoscopic training in the performance of the Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, and Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy. He was specifically trained to deal with complex postoperative situations that involved treating patients who had recurrent surgical problems. These skills have led Dr. Floch to become an expert in revisional antireflux and hiatal hernias surgery.
Dr. Floch is committed to treating new patients as well as those in need of revisional antireflux surgery. Dr. Floch is the first fellowship-trained advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon in Fairfield County. In addition to performing surgery, he has used his skills to train many surgeons in the techniques of advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Floch’s academic accomplishments include twenty-one original journal publications and seven book chapters. He is currently on the Board of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. As a co-author and editor, he recently wrote over 100 pages on the anatomy of the esophagus, reflux disease and its complications, achalasia, hiatal and paraesophageal hernias as well as the surgical treatment of these diseases. This information can be found in the second edition of Netters Gastroeneterology which is published in over six languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese, and Italian. Currently, Dr. Neil Floch is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of The Society of American Gastroendoscopic Surgeons and The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Surgeons and licensed in New York, Connecticut and Florida.
Dr. Floch is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Norwalk Hospital (Nuvance Health) in Norwalk CT. He personally designed and instituted the first two advanced minimally invasive operating rooms in Fairfield County. He is an expert lecturer on laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair, preoperative Nissen fundoplication, and laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
Doctor Floch has now performed over 500 laparoscopic antireflux procedures. In addition, he commonly performs hiatal hernia repairs in conjunction with bariatric surgeries. He is an expert in the laparoscopic Nissen, laparoscopic Toupet, laparoscopic Heller Myotomy, and the laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. He is currently performing STRETTA and TORAX LINX as well. Dr. Floch has written over 21 articles on the topic of antireflux surgery and his paper on revisional antireflux surgery in Archives of Surgery in 1998 is commonly referred to as a reference to this day. He lectures on the topic of reflux surgery and paraesophageal hernia repairs to surgeons and physicians.
Dr. Floch is a 2015 through 2020 Castle Connelly Top Doctor. Over 5,000 questionnaires were sent to doctors throughout Connecticut. They were asked to recommend doctors that they would seek to provide care for them and their loved ones. Dr. Floch was selected to be part of this elite group. He is the surgeon of choice among many doctors and nurses who seek to have surgery for themselves. Dr. Floch has appeared on several television programs including Channel 12 Cablevision, Health Talk, and Better Connecticut.