Dr. Andras Sandor, received his medical school training at the Semmelweis University of Budapest in 1992. After the initial surgical training in Budapest at the Post-Graduate Medical University, he spent 3 years at the Department of Surgery of Yale Medical School studying the pathobiology of carcinoid tumors. In 1997 he joined the then newly established UMASS EndoSurgery Center and completed a 2-year research fellowship in advanced minimal access surgery. He served as Teaching Faculty in the Learning Center of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in 1998 and 1999 and he authored numerous publications and book chapters. He completed his formal training in general surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts where he also completed a clinical fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2005. Dr. Sandor is the founder and director of the Commonwealth Weight Loss Center in Stoneham, Massachusetts, offering comprehensive surgical weight management and a full range of general surgical services. In addition to laparoscopic weight loss surgery, his current areas of interest include advanced minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopic splenectomy, adrenalectomy, laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair, robotic abdominal wall reconstruction and various hernia repairs. Dr. Sandor recently served as President of the Medical Staff at MelroseWakefield Healthcare and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors for MelroseWakefield Healthcare. He holds the appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical School and is actively involved in teaching medical students and surgery residents. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.