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Darren Scott Tishler, MD

Chief, Bariatrics, Hartford Hospital


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group


Bariatric Surgery
General Surgery, Board Certified

Areas of Interest

Adjustable Gastric Band (LapBand), Biliary Surgery, Complex Hernias, Gastric Bypass, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastroparesis, Hernia Repair, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Hernia and Complex Hernia Surgery, LINX Reflux Management, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Orbera®, Sleeve Gastrectomy, vBloc®

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Office Locations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

    330 Western Boulevard
    2nd Floor
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
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    Phone: 860.246.2071
    Fax: 860.633.2466

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care

    399 Farmington Avenue
    Suite 200
    Farmington, CT 06032
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    Phone: 860.548.7336
    Fax: 860.229.8893

  • Hartford Hospital Family Health Center

    100 Hazard Avenue
    Suite 206
    Enfield, CT 06082
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    Phone: 860.947.8500
    Fax: 860.524.8643

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Primary Care

    256 North Main Street
    Manchester, CT 06042
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    Phone: 860.696.2300
    Fax: 860.645.3216


Dr. Darren S.Tishler currently serves as the Director 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. Hartford hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Program: http://www.harthosp.org/obesitysurgery/default.aspx 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




  • University of Alabama, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery


  • Cornell University 1993 BA

Medical School

  • Chicago Medical School 1997 MD


  • Mount Sinai Hospital 2003, Surgery

Faculty Appointments

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Surgery, Associate Clinical Professor

Professional Organizations

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