MidState Surgical Center

Skilled surgeons. Amazing technology. Outstanding results.

MidState Medical Center offers a full spectrum of general surgical procedures including surgery for the gallbladder, the colon, the appendix and hiatal hernias, as well as other surgeries for the digestive tract.

High-definition video monitors, precise instrumentation and other advanced technologies allow our surgeons to provide optimal surgical treatment. And, continuous training helps them stay abreast of the most cutting-edge techniques, such as Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site (LESS) surgery - the latest method for minimally invasive "general" surgeries of the gallbladder, colon, and appendix, as well as adjustable gastric banding.

Meet Our Physicians

Click on one of the doctors names below to see more information about them.

Louis Meyer, MD

Office Location:

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Year Began Practicing:

  • 1976 (36 years)

Gender:

  • Male

Specialty:

  • General Surgery

Medical conditions, procedures, and areas of interest treated:

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Gallbladder Surgery
  • Abdominal Hernias
  • Abdominal Oncologic Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Adhesions
  • Ambulatory Hernia Surgery
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Anal Conditions
  • Ano-Rectal Disease
  • Appendectomy
  • Basal Cell Carcinomas
  • Benign & Malignant Skin Lesions
  • Biliary Disease
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Groin Hernias
  • Hemorrhiod Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparascopic General Surgery

Education/Training:

  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Internship: St Luke's Hospital Center
  • Residency: St Luke's Hospital Center
Rafal Barczak, MD

Office Location:

  • 455 Lewis Ave
  • Suite 210
  • Meriden, CT 06451

Languages Spoken:

  • English
Aziz Benbrahim, MD

Office Location:

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Year Began Practicing:

  • 2000 (12 years)

Gender:

  • Male

Specialty:

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Medical conditions, procedures, and areas of interest treated:

  • General Surgery

Education/Training:

  • Medical School: Hassan University II, Morocco
  • Internship: Hospital of Saint Raphael
  • Residency: Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital
Aurangzeb Ali, MD

Office Location:

  • Surgical Associates of Meriden, PC
  • 455 Lewis Ave
  • Suite 216
  • Meriden, CT 06450
  • MidState Medical Center Wound Care Center
  • 61 Pomeroy Avenue
  • Meriden, CT 06450

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Year Began Practicing:

  • 1998 (14 years)

Gender:

  • Male

Specialty:

  • General Surgery
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Medical conditions, procedures, and areas of interest treated:

  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Non-healing Wounds
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Care Management
  • Wound Healing
  • Wound Management
  • Wound Specialist

Education/Training:

  • Medical School: Hahnemann University
  • Internship: Hospital of Saint Raphael
Peter D. Leff, MD

Office Location:

  • Surgical Associates of Meriden, PC
  • 455 Lewis Ave
  • Suite 216
  • Meriden, CT 06451
  • MidState Medical Center Wound Care Center
  • 61 Pomeroy Avenue
  • Meriden, CT 06450

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Year Began Practicing:

  • 1994 (18 years)

Gender:

  • Male

Specialty:

  • General Surgery
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Medical conditions, procedures, and areas of interest treated:

  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Non-healing Wounds
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Care Management
  • Wound Healing
  • Wound Management
  • Wound Specialist

Education/Training:

  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Residency: New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center
Elizabeth C. Riordan, MD

Office Location:

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Year Began Practicing:

  • 1996 (16 years)

Gender:

  • Female

Specialty:

  • General Surgery

Medical conditions, procedures, and areas of interest treated:

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Gallbladder Surgery
  • Abdominal Hernias
  • Abdominal Oncologic Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Adhesions
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Ambulatory Hernia Surgery
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Anal Conditions
  • Appendectomy
  • Benign & Malignant Skin Lesions
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Services
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Diverticulitis
  • Excision of Skin Lesions
  • Excision Pilonidal Cysts
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Groin Hernias
  • Hemorrhiod Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • LAP. Biliary & GI Surgery
  • Laparascopic General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia
  • Malnutrition
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Repair of Torn Earlobes
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast
  • Thyroid Surgery

Education/Training:

  • Medical School: Duke University, Columbia University, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Internship: State University of New York (Stony Brook)
  • Residency: State University of New York (Stony Brook)
Nicholas Verdura, MD

Office Location:

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Italian, Spanish

Year Began Practicing:

  • 2010 (2 year)

Gender:

  • Male

Specialty:

  • General Surgery

Medical conditions, procedures, and areas of interest treated:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Education/Training:

  • Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Waterbury Hospital
  • Residency: Waterbury Hospital
  • Fellowship: Carolinas Medical Center
Kenneth Schwartz, MD

Office Location:

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Gender:

  • Male

Specialty:

  • General Surgery - Board Certified Bariatric Surgery

Medical conditions, procedures, and areas of interest treated:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Acid Reflux
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon/Rectal Specialist-BRT
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Surgery/ Conditions
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Proced
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Skin Grafting

Education/Training:

  • Medical School: St. George's Medical School
  • Residency: Hospital of Saint Raphael
  • Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital

To find a MidState surgeon, call 1.800.DOCTORS.