Andras Sandor

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 29 ratings

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

Andras Sandor Bariatric Surgeon Picture

12 yr Experience

12 yr in Bariatrics

15 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

12 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

50% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 70

  • About Me


    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.


    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. 

  • Latest Reviews See all 29 reviews
    avatar Capegin on July 17, 2018

    Dr. Sandor was wonderful during the pre-surgery process. He was reassuring and teddy-bear like. However, after surgery, when I started to regain, I went to him asking for help, unsure of how to control the problem. He suggested putting a before picture of myself on More...

    avatar kim A. on March 30, 2015

    Dr. Sandor is a great surgeon, I don't trust many Doctors or people for that matter ,but as I was telling a friend, I would let him preform any type of surgery on my kids. Coming from me or most Mom's that says More...

    avatar hermione394 on July 2, 2014

    Doctor Sandor is amazing. I'm so happy that I chose him for my surgery. He is so caring, and really wants to see you succeed. When I woke up, he even made one of my bandages a heart. That small effort to show I More...

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