Kurt Eric Roberts, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Bariatric Surgery Program | Gastrointestinal Surgery: Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery; Yale Bariatric Surgery Program

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Office of Cooperative Research


Kurt Roberts, MD, FACS, is a Board Certified General Surgeon who is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive surgery. With extensive experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and repair of hernias, he is dedicated to helping individuals with morbid obesity reach healthier weights and take care of patients who are suffering from hernias.

He is also dedicated to improving the lives of individuals suffering from acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions, such as gallstones and biliary dyskinesia, and achalasia and GERD.

Dr. Roberts thinks outside the box and is committed to advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques so that patients have only one or even no external incisions, allowing them to have better aesthetic outcomes with little or no scarring, shorter recovery times, and less post-operative pain than even traditional minimally invasive surgeries. Advanced minimally invasive surgery pioneered by Dr. Roberts includes Single Port Surgery or Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) - the removal of the appendix or gallbladder through only one small incision hidden in the umbilicus (belly button). He also performs scarless surgery (Natural Orifice Transluminal Surgery - NOTES) through natural orifices such as the stomach or vagina for patients with appendicitis or symptomatic gallbladder disease.

He specializes in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery; laparoscopic bariatric surgery; laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery and especially laparoscopic gastric banding; laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias and abdominal wall hernias such as incisional hernias, ventral hernias and umbilical; laparoscopic gallbladder surgery; cholecystectomy; laparoscopic surgery for reflux and achalasia (esophagus); laparoscopic colon surgery; endoluminal therapy (a revolutionary approach to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - GERD); laparoscopic surgery for hiatal hernias, and GERD as well as complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Learn more about one of Yale Bariatric/Gastrointestinal Surgery's surgeons.

Education & Training

MD University of Innsbruck (1997)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Resident University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Resident Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Intern The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Research Instructor Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Research Assistant University Hospital of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Resident Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
Research Assistant Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Board Certification AB of Surgery, Surgery, General (2006, recertified: 2014)

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Kurt Eric Roberts, MD, FACS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Gastrointestinal SurgeryTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste Suite 7B

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Surgery- Gastrointestinal/OncologyFarnam Memorial Building
310 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Health-Specialty ServicesYale Health Center
55 Lock Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

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