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Yale Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320
  • Yale Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
    365 Montauk Avenue
    New London, CT 06320

Randal Zhou, MD

Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery
Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians

Biography

Randal Zhou, MD, is a surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including bariatric—or weight-loss—surgery. He is trained in both laparoscopic and robotic surgery and also treats conditions including hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  

“The best part of my job is seeing the satisfaction on a patient’s face and celebrating their success as we work together to achieve their goals before and after surgery,” Dr. Zhou says. 

Dr. Zhou says he was drawn to robotic surgery because it allows him to continuously seek out and utilize the least invasive surgical options for patients. 

Collaborating with colleagues from across multiple specialties is another highlight of his job, he adds. “Working together, we can play a crucial role in treating a condition, but more importantly, dramatically improving a patient’s quality of life,” he says. 

Realizing that surgery can make many patients nervous, Dr. Zhou says he makes a point to reassure them. “I tell them that I always put their best interest front and center, and that I treat them like I would treat my own family,” he says. 

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (Bariatric, Minimally Invasive)

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)
  • Resident
    Rush University/John Stroger Hospital (2019)
  • MD
    Rush Medical College (2014)
  • BS
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)

Languages Spoken

  • 官話 / 官话 (Chinese-Mandarin)
  • English

Additional Information

Biography

Randal Zhou, MD, is a surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including bariatric—or weight-loss—surgery. He is trained in both laparoscopic and robotic surgery and also treats conditions including hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  

“The best part of my job is seeing the satisfaction on a patient’s face and celebrating their success as we work together to achieve their goals before and after surgery,” Dr. Zhou says. 

Dr. Zhou says he was drawn to robotic surgery because it allows him to continuously seek out and utilize the least invasive surgical options for patients. 

Collaborating with colleagues from across multiple specialties is another highlight of his job, he adds. “Working together, we can play a crucial role in treating a condition, but more importantly, dramatically improving a patient’s quality of life,” he says. 

Realizing that surgery can make many patients nervous, Dr. Zhou says he makes a point to reassure them. “I tell them that I always put their best interest front and center, and that I treat them like I would treat my own family,” he says. 

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (Bariatric, Minimally Invasive)

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)
  • Resident
    Rush University/John Stroger Hospital (2019)
  • MD
    Rush Medical College (2014)
  • BS
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)

Languages Spoken

  • 官話 / 官话 (Chinese-Mandarin)
  • English

Additional Information

Yale Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320
  • Yale Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
    365 Montauk Avenue
    New London, CT 06320