George S. Ferzli, MD

  • Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
  • Languages: English, Arabic, French
  • Phone: 718-667-8100
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About Me

My passion for helping people, combined with early patient care experiences, led me to pursue a career in medicine. As a surgeon who performs minimally invasive procedures, I am constantly seeking medical innovation to provide my patients with the best and least invasive treatments.

I was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive technique, and have spent my career teaching it to other surgeons. I’ve operated and taught residents and medical students in more than 60 countries around the world. At NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, I perform bariatric surgery, gallbladder surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, colon surgery, and surgery for hiatal hernias and many other conditions, using laparoscopic techniques.

My extensive experience allows me to provide people with the best and most compassionate care, and my passion for their wellbeing is reflected in all I do.

I am thrilled to belong to NYU Langone, an institution that continues to be at the forefront of innovative treatment.


Conditions and Treatments

fundoplication, adrenal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gallbladder surgery, obesity, abdomen surgery, weight loss, biliary disease, hernia repair procedure, excision of the spleen, parathyroid surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, breast surgery, thyroid surgery, colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care), 1987
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 1985
Education and Training
  • Residency, Staten Island University Hosp, Surgery, 1984
  • MD from St. Joseph University - Beirut, 1979
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NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn - Staten Island Surgery

65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304

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Brooklyn, NY 11209

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NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn

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Research About Me

Interests

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Research Summary

I immigrated from Lebanon, am French educated and married with four children.  As an innovator in minimally invasive surgery with interests in teaching, I have lectured and operated in medical schools, universities and hospitals in over 60 cities throughout the world.   In addition, I have graduated 29 fellows in minimally invasive surgery and hold seven U.S. patents.

My father inspired me in the art of teaching surgery through lectures, live demonstrations and illustrations.

Academic Contact

Academic office

65 Cromwell Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10304

Phone

718-667-8100

Research Interests Timeline

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