George S. Ferzli, MD, FACS Bariatrics

Bariatric Center
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George S. Ferzli, MD, FACS Bariatrics Bariatric Center

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  • About Us

    Loved by his patients, Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Ferzli has
    5 Stars l 559 Reviews

    George S. Ferzli, MD, FACS

    “My passion is and always will be to help others, a commitment which drove me to a career in medicine. I firmly believe in the importance of early patient experiences. I am continuously seeking and creating innovative medical advancements to offer my patients the most effective and least intrusive treatments possible. Their well-being is paramount to all that I do."


    Dr. George S. Ferzli, MD, FACS, stands as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and is also the Director of Advanced GI, MIS, and Bariatrics Fellowship Program at NYU Langone. Since 1995, this distinguished program has graduated 36 laparoscopic fellows under his guidance. Moreover, Dr. Ferzli serves as the Medical Director of the MBSAQIP (Accredited Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement) at NYU Langone Health – Brooklyn, showcasing his commitment to advancing surgical excellence.

    With over 44 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Ferzli also previously held the positions of Chairman of Surgery at Lutheran Medical Center (now NYU Langone), Professor of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Health Science Center, and Chief MIS fellowship at SUNY Downstate and Staten Island University Hospital, among other leadership positions in the medical community.

    Inspired by his father's dedication to the education of surgery, Dr. Ferzli has made a profound impact on the global medical field. His expertise has been shared through lectures and surgeries conducted in over 30 countries and 60 cities worldwide across hospitals, universities, and medical schools.

    Education and Accolades

    Dr. Ferzli earned his Medical Degree from St. Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his general surgery residency at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Staten Island University Hospital. He holds Diplomate status with both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Surgical Critical Care. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS), and holds memberships in several prestigious professional societies, including the American Medical Association (AMA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and the International Surgical Society (ISS), among others.

    He has served as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for several scientific surgical journals.

    Beyond his academic and professional accolades, Dr. Ferzli is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and the Teacher of the Year Award. His commitment to excellence in patient care has earned him recognition as one of the Best Doctors in New York by New York Magazine countless times, among other honors.

    Specializing in Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery

    Dr. Ferzli is renowned as a pioneer in laparoscopic techniques, having been among the first surgeons globally to perform laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures. With 12 U.S. government patents for laparoscopic surgical instruments to his name, along with over 150 peer-reviewed articles, 300 presentations at international meetings and 30 surgical textbook chapters, his contributions to medical innovation are undeniable.

    Patients and colleagues alike seek Dr. Ferzli's expertise for weight loss procedures, including the Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band), the treatment of disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal tract such as Reflux (GERD) and Hiatal Hernia, as well as weight loss surgery revisions.

    Locations and Contact Information

    For consultations and appointments, Dr. Ferzli welcomes patients at three convenient NYU Langone Health locations: Staten Island Surgery in Dongan Hills, Staten Island; the Medical Arts Pavilion in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; and Levit Medical in Midwood, Brooklyn.

    For inquiries or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 718-667-8100.

  • Latest Reviews See all 560 reviews
    avatar Christine831 on April 11, 2024 for George Ferzli

    Dr. Ferzli was friendly, professional, thorough, and kind. Future patients should know that he and his program are amazing! The program focuses on aftercare and is always available to help. All the members of the Bariatric team and entire staff were helpful. The support groups More...

    avatar bubbyboy on April 7, 2024 for George Ferzli

    Dr. Ferzli saved my life in March 20th 2012 and I am forever grateful. That day, my roux-en-y surgery was a success, but more importantly Dr Ferzli worked with me beforehand to give me the confidence to have the surgery. Highly recommended!

    avatar Giginan on March 26, 2024 for George Ferzli

    Dr. Ferzli is a genius! He is a knowlegeable, kind, compassionate, and thorough doctor. He has a great program, including excellent aftercare. I was very impressed with his staff and the support I received. (Karen and Nicole are excellent!) Even my hospital stay was a More...

  • Location

    NYU Langone Surgery Associates - Staten Island

    65 Cromwell Ave
    Staten Island, NY 10304

    Phone: 718 -667-8100
    Fax: 718-667-6280

    NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Arts Pavilion

    8714 Fifth Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11209

    Phone: 718-667-8100
    Alt Phone: 718-667-6280

    NYU Langone Levit Medical

    1220 Avenue P, 4th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11229

    Phone: 718-667-8100
    Fax: 718-667-6280
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