We’ve brought on the very finest surgeons who share our commitment to excellence in all we do. As leaders in their fields, they are fellowship-trained, serve on national boards and have run programs at some of the finest academic medical institutions in the country. They’ve mastered cross-disciplinary approaches to surgery to be able to dynamically treat more cases with more success. And now, they’re leading the way to a new era of surgical care at Stamford Health.

Recognized for excellence in care by:

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

MBSAQIP Accredited Center

QOPI Certification Program


Magnet Recognized

Dana Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Care Collaborative


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Michael Ebright, MD

Following his training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Ebright spent six years as Director of the Center for Thoracic Oncology and Co-Director of the Lung CyberKnife Program at the Boston University School of Medicine. He brings that surgical experience here to Stamford Health, where he serves as Director of Thoracic Surgery.

He also operates at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center—he’s extremely familiar with academic-level surgery and applies those standards to every procedure performed under his leadership.

To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Ebright, call 203.276.4404 or complete our form.

About Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgeons provide expert surgical treatment of diseases of the chest, including but not limited to birth defects of the chest and thoracic cancers.

Thoracic Surgery is Used to Treat:

  • Lung cancer
  • Cancers of the chest wall
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Tumors in other organs contained in the chest cavity

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Csaba Gajdos, MD

Dr. Gajdos spent seven years with the University of Colorado’s Department of Surgery and served as Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Denver VA Medical Center. He’s served on multiple hospital committees and was a Cancer Liason Physician for the UC Center for three years. At Stamford Health, he focuses on surgical management of cancers of the esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, liver, biliary tree and pancreas—many being done laparoscopically. He’s been awarded for resident education, bedside manner and patient safety, clinical papers, and peak performance in general surgery.

To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Gajdos, call 203.276.5959 or complete our form.

About Surgical Oncology

Our surgeons and oncologists work closely together when coming up with the best treatment plan for you. Our dedicated team at the Bennett Cancer Center treats 15 types of cancer, with surgery as a treatment option where appropriate.

Types of Cancers We Treat With Surgical Oncology include:

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Michael E. Karellas, MD

After his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Karellas served as Director of the Bladder Cancer Program and Co-Director of the Testicular Cancer Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute. Now, in his brief time here at Stamford, he’s already allowed us to perform major urological operations that were previously unavailable in our region. He has extensive experience in multidisciplinary management of all stages of bladder, testicular, kidney and prostate cancers, including the use of open, laparoscopic and robotic surgical methods. He’s received numerous awards for his contributions to research and resident training.

To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Karellas, call 203.276.8545 or complete our form.

About Urology

Urologists specialize in conditions and diseases of the male and female urinary tract (e.g., kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). Urology is a broad specialty that encompasses a wide range of clinical issues and focuses significantly on surgery.

Conditions Our Urologists Treat include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urethreal cancer

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Helen A. Pass, MD

Dr. Pass served as Director of various breast departments at three hospitals. She has also sat on five national boards and been recognized as one of the best doctors in three counties as well as in the United States. She is as fit to lead as she is to operate, and does both to the profound benefit of Stamford Health and our patients.

As Co-Director of the Stamford Health Breast Center and Chief of Breast Surgery at Stamford Hospital, she focuses her practice on the evaluation and treatment of patients with breast cancer and other breast complaints.

To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Pass, call 203.276.4255 or complete our form.

About Breast Surgery

Our breast surgeons treat a number of benign breast issues including fibrocystic breast changes, nipple discharge, mastitis, abnormal breast imaging, benign breast masses, and High Risk screening for patients with family history of breast and ovarian cancers.

Conditions Our Breast Surgeons Treat:

  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast cancer

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William J. Symons, MD

Upon completing his training at Washington University, Dr. Symons stayed and ultimately became Co-Director of its Hernia Center, focusing on complex hernia repairs and abdominal wall reconstructions. Now he’s moved back to his home state to direct Stamford Health’s Hernia Center, specializing in advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, emergency general surgery, trauma surgery, enterocutaneous fistula takedown, care for the critically ill surgical patient and burn and wound management. He is proud to perform academic-quality surgeries in a community hospital—the best of both worlds.

To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Symons, call 203.276.5959 or complete our form.

About Hernia Surgery

Our hernia surgeons are experienced in minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as open techniques including anterior and posterior component separation.

Types of Hernias Our Surgeons Treat include:

  • Groin Hernias including: Inguinal, Femoral, and Obturator hernias
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Lumbar hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia

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David D. Yuh, MD

As the Chairman of Surgery, Dr. Yuh is leading Stamford Health to a new era of surgical care. He’s working to develop cohesion across our surgical programs, to grow our clinical expertise and promote research—all to provide greater healing for our patients. But he’s a cardiac surgeon by trade, specializing in minimally invasive cardiac operations. He formerly served as Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director at Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. At Stamford Health, he is providing that same level of exceptional academic care in a patient-centered, community environment.

To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Yuh, call 203.276.4400 or complete our form.

About Cardiac Surgery

Our fellowship trained, board certified surgeons are highly experienced in a full range of cardiac surgical techniques including rare and high-risk procedures.

Conditions Our Cardiac Surgeons Treat include:

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Mitral valve repairs

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Advancements in technology and improvements in technique. At Stamford Hospital, they come together perfectly. With 50% larger surgical suites, a dedicated inpatient surgery floor and the region’s first and only hybrid operating room, we’re able to offer our surgeons everything they need to do what they do best. And since the best surgeons always demand the best technologies, we’ve made sure our facilities can change to accommodate the latest and greatest in patient-centered surgical care. 


Surgeons choose Stamford for the same reasons patients do—an opportunity for healing. They honed their skills at academic institutions, pioneered treatments in advanced research programs and have had access to the most state-of-the-art treatment technologies. And now they’ve found all that at Stamford Health. Here, they’re able to give that same quality of care, in a place that considers the patient more deeply at every step of the process.