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Alex Gandsas, MD, MBA

Director of Weight Loss and Metabolic Program, Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Alex Gandsas, MD, M.B.A., is a nationally renowned bariatric surgeon and director of AAMC's Weight Loss and Metabolic Program, which offers surgical weight loss procedures including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and lapband removal.

Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Gandsas has performed more than 3,000 bariatric surgeries and published numerous scientific articles in general surgery, surgical education and telemedicine. He is chairman of the SLS Bariatric Surgery Committee and is an expert in the field of bariatric revision surgery. Currently, his research efforts focus on obesity surgery as well as the use of emerging technologies for minimally invasive surgery, telemedicine and surgical education. He is actively involved in the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, as well as the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Previously, Dr. Gandsas worked at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Stratford, NJ where he was professor and chair of the Department of Surgery. There he directed the University’s Bariatric Fellowship Program and served as chief of surgery of Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ. Prior to joining UMDNJ, he was division chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and an associate professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Gandsas earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina. Following a general surgery residency in Michigan, he completed fellowships in advanced laparoscopy and laparoscopic bariatric surgery at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, respectively.

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