Andras Sandor, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S. was born in Budapest, Hungary
and he obtained his medical diploma at the Semmelweis University of Budapest
After the initial surgical training at the Imre Haynal University of
Health Sciences of Budapest, Dr. Sandor spent 3 years as a postdoctoral
associate at the Department of Surgery of Yale Medical School studying the
pathobiology of carcinoid tumors. Following this, he joined the then newly
established UMASS EndoSurgery Center in 1997 and completed a 2 year research
fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery. He served as Teaching Faculty
in the Learning Center of the Society of American Gastrointestinal
Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in 1998 and 1999.
Dr. Sandor completed his training in general surgery at the University of
Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the final year
of his general surgical residency, Dr. Sandor served as Chief Resident in
Surgery between 2003 and 2004.
Dr. Sandor also completed a clinical
fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the University
of Massachusetts under the guidance of Demetrius E.M. Litwin, M.D and John
J. Kelly, M.D.
Dr. Sandor is a Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American
Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Laparoscopic weight loss surgery
Dr. Sandor is the founder and director of the Commonwealth Surgical
Associates Weight Loss Surgery Program, the predecessor of the Commonwealth Weight Loss Center. Dr. Sandor and the CSA Weight Loss
Surgery Program were designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by
the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
The Center of Excellence accreditation is no
longer applied to surgeons or surgical prectices, only hospitals and is now
transitioned into the MBSAQUIP - Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
The Commonwealth Weight Loss Center
currently offers laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and
adjustable gastric banding with either the LapBand™ system or the Realize™
Band, various revisional surgeries and a full range of general surgical services.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery
In addition to laparoscopic bariatric surgery, Dr. Sandor's current areas
of interest is focused primarily on advanced laparoscopic procedures.
These include laparoscopic splenectomy, adrenalectomy, laparoscopic
antireflux procedures, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair, laparoscopic
ventral and inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy,
laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, laparoscopic feeding tube
placement and laparoscopic small and large bowel surgery.
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