Obesity Surgery Solutions

because life is too short...

Andras Sandor, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

General Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Hospital and Academic affiliations and appointments

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Medford, MA

Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director, Hallmark Health Bariatric and Weight Management Program
President of the Medical Staff

Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, MA

Attending surgeon

Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA

Attending surgeon

Tufts Medical School

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Medical Society Memberships

American College of Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)

Teaching

Dr. Sandor holds the appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical School and is actively involved in teaching medical students and surgery residents.

Testimonials

This is the best thing I could have ever done for myself. It has been an incredible journey and I now truly feel like the person I was meant to be.

Amy, former patient

Dr. Sandor would take the time to really talk to you easing all your fears and allowed me to take the baby steps I needed by not rushing the situation.

Mike, former patient

I have now lost enough that I can put off knee surgery for a few years and can live a life that I never thought I could. Thank You Dr. Sandor!!

Angela, former patient

Dr. Andras SandorEducation

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 in 1992.

Research

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.

Postgraduate training

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.

Board Certification

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.

Clinical interests

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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Scientific work

Dr. Sandor is co-author of over 30 scientific publications, 7 book chapters and presented his results at national and international scientific conferences.

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