Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, FACS

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

Departments & Organizations

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

Yale Medicine


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

MD East Carolina University (2004)
MPH University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2000)
BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chemistry (1993)
Fellowship Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Mount Sinai Hospital
Board Certification AB of Surgery, Surgery, General (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • The Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Award in SurgeryMount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Surgery (2009)

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Contact Info

Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, FACS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Minimally Invasive and Bariatric SurgeryYale Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
2000 Post Road, Ste 101

Fairfield, CT 06824
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Yale Minimally Invasive and Bariatric SurgeryTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Minimally Invasive and Bariatric SurgeryPark Avenue Medical Center
5520 Park Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611
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Mailing Address
2000 Post Road, Suite 101
Fairfield, CT 06824

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