Tishler, Darren Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Darren Scott Tishler, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgery
4.8 / 5

Location Information

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
    330 Western Boulevard 2nd Floor
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    Option #2 for Bariatrics.


    Fax: 860.633.2466

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
    256 North Main Street
    Manchester, CT 06042


About Darren Scott Tishler, MD, FACS, FASMBS

  • Title
    Chief, Bariatrics, Hartford Hospital
  • Gender
  • Language
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

  • Areas of Expertise
    Abdominal Wall Hernias, Achalasia, Acid Reflux Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band (LapBand), Antireflux Surgery, Appendectomy, Barrett's Esophagus, Biliary Disease, Cholecystectomy, Colonoscopy, Duodenal Switch Procedure, Endoscopy, Enterra, Foregut Surgery, Fundoplication, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Cancers, Gastric Sleeve, Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery (GERD), Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery (GERD), Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastroparesis, Groin Hernias, Hernia Repair, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Repair, Intestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Foregut Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, LINX Reflux Management, Men's Health, Men's Health and Sexual Function, Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Obesity Medicine, Obesity Programs, Obesity Surgery, Orbera®, Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Hernia Repair, Robotic Surgery, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, SADI, SADI-S, Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch, Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch and Sleeve, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Upper GI Surgery, Weight Management


  • FellowshipUniversity of Alabama

    InternshipMount Sinai Hospital

    Medical SchoolChicago Medical School

    UndergraduateCornell University

  • Faculty Appointments

    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor

  • Professional Organizations

    American College of Surgeons, Member
    American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Member
    Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeon, Member


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Dr. Darren Tishler currently serves as the Division Chief of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Hartford Hospital, Chief of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Hartford Healthcare, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Tishler received his medical education from The Chicago Medical School, and completed his fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Dr. Tishler’s current research interests include studying the response of medical conditions in the morbidly obese to various surgical treatment options, the role of robotics in bariatric surgery, the study of nutritional abnormalities after weight loss surgery, and the long-term surgical management of the post-bariatric surgery patient.

Hartford Hospital’s large volume practice allows for multiple prospective and retrospective research projects, which often utilize multidisciplinary collaboration across specialties such as genomic medicine and functional neuroimaging.

Every day, Dr. Tishler is faced with helping patients address the challenges of weight loss surgery and to help them choose the best possible operation, as it is critically important to improve our understanding of the effective manage of the surgical weight loss patient.

Published works:

Ng J, Seip RL, Stone A, Ruaño G, Tishler DS, Papasavas PK. Ethnic Variation in weight loss, but not comorbidity remission, after laparoscopic gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Rel Dis 2014; in press.

Papasavas PK, Tishler DS, Ng JS, Stone AM, Ajayi OA, Muddasani KP. Gastric bypass surgery as a treatment of recalcitrant gastroparesis. Surg Obes Rel Dis, 2014, 10 (5): 795-8.

Tishler DS, Gonzales QH, Plata-Munoz JJ, Bondora A, Vickers SM, Leath T, Clements RH. Incidence of Clinically Evident Deep Venous Thrombosis Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Surg Endosc, 2004, 18:1082-4.

2011 Hartford Magazine Top Ranked Doctors in Hartford, Surgery

2011 Connecticut Magazine Ranked Top Doctor in Connecticut, Bariatric Medicine

2010 Hartford Magazine Top Ranked Doctors in Hartford, Surgery

2009 Hartford Magazine Top Ranked Doctors in Hartford, Surgery

2007 Hartford Magazine Top Ranked Doctors in Hartford, Surgery

Recipient of the 2007 University of Connecticut Department of Surgery Joseph Civetta, MA award for Teacher of the Year

Darren Scott Tishler, MD, FACS, FASMBS News

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