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Saber Ghiassi

Associate Professor of Surgery (Bariatric, Minimally Invasive); Section Chief, General Surgery; Site Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital

Contact Information

Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery

    333 Cedar Street , PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, is a Board Certified Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive, robotic, 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 specializes in all aspects of minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery, 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.

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)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Faculty Teaching Award by Surgery Chief Residents, Bridgeport Hospital2020
The Edward H. Storer Award (for excellence in surgical teaching by the graduating chief residents), Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine2019
Faculty Teaching Award by Surgery Chief Residents, Bridgeport Hospital2017
The Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Award in SurgeryMount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Surgery2009

Departments & Organizations