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Dr. Aaron Sabbota joins Bariatric Surgery Team at Highland Hospital

Sep. 6, 2019
Dr. Aaron Sabbota joins Bariatric Surgery Team at Highland Hospital

Highland Hospital welcomes Aaron Sabbota, M.D., Ph.D., as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, who will focus on Bariatric and Gastrointestinal surgeries and will also be performing general surgery.
Sabbota recently finished a fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates Medical Group at the Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital in Fresno, California. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2018. Sabbota also earned a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology as well as his doctor of medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine.
“Dr. Sabbota is a highly skilled Bariatric surgeon and will make a fantastic addition to our team,” said William O’Malley, M.D., Director of Bariatric Surgery for Highland Hospital. “As the largest bariatric center in Western New York, we pride ourselves in helping obese patients achieve the best possible outcome toward curing this chronic disease. Dr. Sabbota has had immediate family members who benefited from these surgeries, so he’s seen firsthand the positive impact and how it can change people’s lives. We are excited for him to start seeing patients and changing lives here in Rochester.”