Alex Gandsas

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 250 ratings

Alex Gandsas Bariatric Surgeon MD, MBA, FACS

18 yr Experience

18 yr in Bariatrics

19 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

18 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 76

  • About Me
    Dr. Alex Gandsas, Bariatric Surgeon Alex Gandsas, MD, MBA, is the Director of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Program, Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program and the Director of the Bariatrics Fellowship Program. He also serves as the President of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Dr. Gandsas earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina and obtained his master’s degree in business and administration from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Following his general surgery residency in Michigan, Dr. Gandsas completed fellowships in Advanced Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Bariatrics surgery at prestigious Duke University Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to joining AAMC, Dr. Gandsas worked at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Medicine Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) where he was a professor and served as chair of the Department of Surgery, Program Director of the UMDNJ SOM General Surgery Residency Program and Chief of Surgery at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey. Dr. Gandsas also served as division chief of Bariatrics & Minimally Invasive Surgery at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and an associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As an expert in his field, Dr. Alex Gandsas published numerous scientific articles in general surgery, surgical education and telemedicine. Currently, his research efforts focus on obesity surgery, as well as the use of emerging technologies in minimally invasive surgery, telemedicine and surgical education. Dr. Gandsas is a board-certified surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is actively involved in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). Bariatric Surgery in Maryland with Dr. Alex Gandsas Patients will start losing weight after surgery immediately, as a matter of fact on average at three months following surgery patients will lose 30-35% of excess weight, at six months after surgery 50%, and in one year they will have lost between 60-70% of excess weight. It’s all about a journey and to give patients a second chance at life! - Dr. Alex Gandsas Dr. Gandsas personally performs more than 400 bariatric cases annually, ranging from standard procedures, such as the Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, to more complex procedures such as revision of failed sleeve, revision for weight regain and one-anastomosis gastric bypass (aka “mini” gastric bypass). All surgeries with Dr. Gandsas are performed at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland. This is an accredited center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The designation acknowledges that our comprehensive bariatric program meets the rigorous national standards for patient safety and bariatric care. Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland If you are considering weight loss surgery in Maryland and want to learn more about your options with Dr. Gandsas, your next step is to attend a free bariatric surgery information session. At the information session, you’ll learn about the weight loss surgery procedures, nutrition, health, fitness, and lifestyle modification. You will also have the opportunity to hear firsthand surgical and post-operative experiences from some of Dr. Gandsas’ patients.
  • Latest Reviews See all 250 reviews
    avatar Brenda T. on Dec. 26, 2014

    Excellent Dr. Very informative and easy to talk to. The entire staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Gandsas and his staff.

    avatar Pizza on March 28, 2014

    Im 8 weeks post op....when can I start eating SALADS ??

    avatar mtokay on Jan. 28, 2013

    Dr. Gandsas and his staff are really concerned about their patient well being. I had my surgery on January 2, 2013 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center and I would recommend Dr. Gandsas to anybody that is interested on having a bariatric procedure done. He More...

  • Location
    Annapolis, MD 21401
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