Jeannine Giovanni, MD
Jeannine Giovanni, MD, is the director of bariatric surgery for CNE. She is a board-certified general surgeon with advanced training in bariatric surgery. She did her surgery training at Boston Medical Center and completed a fellowship in bariatric surgery at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She has been practicing since 2005 and has performed more than 1,000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures including the lap band, roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy.
Lindsay M. Tse, DO, Minimally Invasive General and Bariatric Surgeon
Lindsay Tse, DO, is a board eligible Minimally Invasive General and Bariatric Surgeon at Care New England’s Kent Hospital. She completed her general surgery training at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack New Jersey, where she served as the Chief Academic and Administrative Resident during her final year. She then completed her fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Flexible Endoscopy at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She has performed many complex laparoscopic intra- abdominal surgeries including advanced foregut procedures, fundoplications, hiatal hernia repairs, revisional bariatric surgery, roux en y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, common bile duct explorations, and esophageal surgeries. She received extensive training in advanced flexible endoscopy including stent placement, dilations, endoscopic mucosal resections and polypectomies. She also performs many minimally invasive general surgery procedures including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia repair, and colon resections.
Jocelyn Cobb, PAC
Jocelyn Cobb, PAC, is a physician assistant and bariatric coordinator for the program. She graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2009 and has been working with Dr. Giovanni since 2011. She cares for patients postoperatively both in the hospital and office as well as assists in surgery. Hear from Jocelyn on what to expect and her advice for those considering weight loss surgery. Watch now.
Sherry Peter is the office manager and program manager for The Center fir Surgical Weight Loss. Her role is to help patients coordinate their preoperative evaluations and to help obtain insurance approval for the procedures. Click here to learn more about the steps before surgery and how Sherry and the surgical weight loss office staff are here to help.
Jane Sylvestre, MS, RDN, LDN
Jane Sylvestre, MS, RDN, LDN is the bariatric nutrition specialist located on-site at the Center for Surgical Weight Loss. She graduated with her master’s in nutrition and food science in 1995 from Texas Women’s University. She is certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietics in adult weight management levels 1 and 2. Jane provides pre- and post-operative nutrition counseling and leads an array of programs that support long term weight-loss success.
Daniel Piascik, MHS, PAC
Daniel Piascik is a physician assistant with the bariatric and general surgery service. He graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2015 and has been a practicing PA in the state of Rhode Island throughout his PA career. He cares for patients both in the hospital and office as well as assists in surgery.