Andrew B. Lederman, MD, FACS

Dr Andrew B Lederman

Gastrointestinal, Bariatric, and Minimally Invasive Surgery

“I have a passion for providing the most up-to-date minimally invasive surgery at a community hospital like Berkshire Medical Center. Many of the innovations of the past 20 years have been at hospitals like BMC, and the big hospitals are often behind the curve. A great example of this has been robotic surgery – we were the first hospital in Massachusetts to offer single port robotic surgery, and the second in all of New England. A smaller hospital like BMC, without the big bureaucracy of a giant tertiary care center, has the flexibility to innovate.

I have a focused practice in gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery which allows me to hone my expertise. I approach these areas with the latest techniques in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and flexible endoscopy.”

Dr. Lederman came to the Berkshires in 2004 after his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He completed his surgical residency the University of Rochester, where he served as chief resident in 2002. He has an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Lederman brings his expertise in gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery and flexible endoscopy to BMC. His clinical practice focuses on weight loss surgery, the surgical treatment of swallowing disorders and reflux, and digestive surgery such as colon surgery and hernia surgery.

As Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Berkshire Medical Center, Dr. Lederman has led the program to achieve several national certifications. The bariatric surgery program at BMC offers laparoscopic or robotic gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. He serves as a site inspector for the American College of Surgeons, certifying other bariatric surgery centers around the country as Centers of Excellence.

Dr. Lederman also serves as acting Division Chief of General Surgery for Berkshire Medical Center.

Dr. Lederman is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He has multiple scientific publications and textbook chapters to his credit on bariatric surgery, hernia surgery and the treatment of GERD.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Lederman enjoys skiing in the winter, and backcountry canoeing in the summer, and fly fishing when the seasons allow. He lives in Pittsfield, with his wife and two sons.

Education

  • B.S. Astronomy and Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 1986-90
  • M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1991-97

Post Graduate

  • Fellowship in Education, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, Museum of Science, Boston, MA 1990-91
  • Research Specialist, NSF Center for Biological Timing, Charlottesville, VA 1992-93
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1997-2002
  • Research Fellowship, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 2002-03
  • Clinical Fellowship, Minimally Invasive, Bariatric, and Gastrointestinal Surgeries, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 2003-04

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1998
  • American Board of Surgery, 2003
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2007
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