Dr. Saber Ghiassi, MD


Bariatric Surgery | Male

Dr. Saber Ghiassi, MD

Dr. Saber Ghiassi, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Fairfield, CT. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Ghiassi is affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital, Yale - New Haven Hospital and YNHH Saint Raphael Campus.

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Stratford, CT |
I was fortunate to be able to attend Dr Ghiassi seminar this evening, He was very professional and I enjoyed it very much . All questions were answered he his very upfront and honest . I am very comfortable with my decision . Thank you to the staff also I will be speaking with you soon
in Trumbull, CT |
Dr. Ghiassi is a very nice person, great bedside manner. His whole team are very good.
in Stratford, CT |
Fantastic surgeon, great team! I only wish I had found this group 10 years ago! Truly amazing, who ever heard of feeling well enough to walk out of the hospital after major surgery. Every single person, from dr to office staff, wonderful! 4 months since surgery following diet and exercise feeling great, weight dropping, able to do so much more.......can't wait for the future ??
Sweet great bedside manner. And a very knowledgeable doctor.
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Dr. Ghiassi's Care Philosophy

Holistic philosophy of health that involves a team approach to caring and treating patients.

Dr. Ghiassi says...

Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, is a Board Certified Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He has extensive experience in treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome, and he serves as the Site Director for Bariatric Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital. He is dedicated to caring for his patients through a holistic approach to health and well-being.

Dr. Ghiassi completed his general surgery training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he served as the administrative chief resident and was awarded the prestigious Alfred H. Aufses, Sr. Award in Surgery. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine,where he conducted research on how bariatric surgery can dramatically reduce lifelong costs for those with diabetes and hypertension.

Dr. Ghiassi says...

Dr. Ghiassi specializes in all aspects of minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, bariatric revision surgery); laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease; laparoscopic paraesophageal and diaphragmatic hernia repair; laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia; laparoscopic colon surgery for cancer, diverticulosis and diverticulitis; laparoscopic splenectomy; laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones and gallbladder disease; and laparoscopic repair of incisional and inguinal hernias.

Dr. Ghiassi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Alfred H. Aufses Sr. Award in Surgery, 2009
    • Albert Schweitzer Fellow, 1999-2000
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal Disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Obesity
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Medical School
    The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery