Dr. Abe Fridman joined our practice on September 1, 2012. He is the Bariatric Director at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. Dr. Fridman specializes in general and bariatric surgery. He also has been trained in Laparoscopic Foregut and surgery for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Dr. Fridman comes to Fairfield County Bariatrics & Surgical Specialists, P.C. from New York City. He began his education at Cornell University and from there completed his medical studies at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Northshore/LIJ in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Fridman became a resident at SUNY Downstate in the General Surgery Program and finished the residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. During his tenure at Lutheran Medical he was awarded the Sampath Kumar Award, given to the top surgical resident in the program.
Dr. Fridman completed his fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida in June of 2012. He had the privilege of studying under Dr. Raul Rosenthal, a renowned Bariatric and General Surgeon, who is the Editor of the Bariatric Times, a nationally published medical journal. Dr. Fridman contributed to the studies and submitted articles for publication in the Bariatric Times. He also was selected to give an abstract presentation at the annual American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons this year held in San Diego, California.
During his fellowship, Dr. Fridman worked in the general and bariatric surgical program and has participated in the care and surgical treatment of patients requiring procedures including laparoscopic fundoplications for the treatment of severe gastroesophageal reflux disease, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, appendectomies, hiatal hernia repairs, as well as laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and revisional bariatric procedures.
Dr. Fridman is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and SAGES. He has participated in video presentations for both the ACS and SAGES. He has had articles published in the Bariatric Times and also contributed a book chapter to a textbook of bariatric surgery to be published by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.
Dr. Fridman holds privileges at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut and St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is fluent in Russian, which is beneficial for our community and allows him to care for a greater population of patients.