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Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, FACS

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

Biography

Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, director of bariatric surgery at Bridgeport Hospital, has extensive experience in the treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome. He specializes in the latest minimally invasive, robotic and bariatric surgeries. He also performs many common general surgeries, including hernia surgery.

Bariatric surgery is life-changing for many patients, says Dr. Ghiassi, an assistant professor of surgery (gastrointestinal) at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ghiassi has done research on the effects of such operations as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a procedure to reduce the size of the upper stomach, which cuts down on the amount of food a patient can eat. With the use of very small incisions, high-definition video cameras and special instruments, these surgeries have become safer, more precise and less painful, he says. Patients recover faster and are able to quickly return to their normal lives. 

Dr. Ghiassi, who also has a major interest in public health, says his passion for medicine revolves around “the ability to make a difference, however small, but occasionally life-saving, in the lives of my patients.”  


Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)
  • Site Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Residency
    Mount Sinai Hospital (2009)
  • Internship
    Mount Sinai Hospital (2005)
  • MD
    East Carolina University (2004)
  • MPH
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2000)
  • BA
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chemistry (1993)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Fārsī (Farsi)

Additional Information

Biography

Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, director of bariatric surgery at Bridgeport Hospital, has extensive experience in the treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome. He specializes in the latest minimally invasive, robotic and bariatric surgeries. He also performs many common general surgeries, including hernia surgery.

Bariatric surgery is life-changing for many patients, says Dr. Ghiassi, an assistant professor of surgery (gastrointestinal) at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ghiassi has done research on the effects of such operations as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a procedure to reduce the size of the upper stomach, which cuts down on the amount of food a patient can eat. With the use of very small incisions, high-definition video cameras and special instruments, these surgeries have become safer, more precise and less painful, he says. Patients recover faster and are able to quickly return to their normal lives. 

Dr. Ghiassi, who also has a major interest in public health, says his passion for medicine revolves around “the ability to make a difference, however small, but occasionally life-saving, in the lives of my patients.”  


Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)
  • Site Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Residency
    Mount Sinai Hospital (2009)
  • Internship
    Mount Sinai Hospital (2005)
  • MD
    East Carolina University (2004)
  • MPH
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2000)
  • BA
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chemistry (1993)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Fārsī (Farsi)

Additional Information