Alfons Pomp, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery

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Alfons Pomp, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery

Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 16 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Surgery


  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Metabolic Surgery
  • Diabetes Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Achalasia
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight Control
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Obesity
  • Surgery For Weight Loss


Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Leon C. Hirsch Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Sherbrooke, Faculty of Medicine (Canada), 1980


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Personal Statement

Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC is Chief of GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Leon C. Hirsch Professor of Surgery. He is an Attending Surgeon at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Pomp is a board-certified, internationally-recognized expert in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. His primary clinical interests include minimally invasive bariatric, foregut and solid organ surgery. Dr. Pomp has been selected  consistently as one of "America's Top Doctors," by both Castle Connolly and US News & World Report, and named as a New York SuperDoctor, an honor accorded to just 5% of NY physicians. He was named as "Best Doctor" by New York Magazine in 2014.

Learn more about Dr. Pomp and the services offered by the section of Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery

For Dr. Pomp's publications, click here:

Research publications
at the National Library of Medicine


Dr. Pomp received his BS with honors from McGill University and then attended the University of Sherbrooke Medical School. Following his surgical training at the University of Montreal he completed a two-year fellowship in Surgical Nutrition and Metabolism at the Brown University School of Medicine in Rhode Island. In 1988 he joined the faculty of the University of Montreal and was also appointed as an adjunct professor of surgery at McGill University. During the early 1990's he established a national reputation in advanced laparoscopic techniques and was a co-author on important contributions to the surgical literature on hernia repair, splenectomies, adrenalectomies and surgical robotics. In 1999, he was recruited to The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in new York where he helped establish one of the world's first programs for minimally invasive weight-loss surgery.

In 2003 he moved to the Weill Cornell Medical College and in 2005 he was appointed as a Frank Glenn Faculty Scholar in Surgery.

He is the site co-investigator in a recently awarded multi-million dollar NIH/NIDDK research grant as one of only 6 clinical centers in the United States that are part of the Bariatric Surgery Clinical Research Consortium.

Dr. Pomp has published more than 100 peer-reviewed studies and book chapters. He has been included in Castle Connolly's lists of New York's Top Doctors every year since 2002, and has been cited as one of America's Top Surgeons by the Consumers' Research Council of America since 2004. He has been included in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare since 2004; Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering in 2006 and 2007, and in Marquis Who's Who in America in 2006. International recognition includes honorary membership in the Brazilian College of Surgeons and the Hellenic Society of Laparoscopic Surgery.

Dr. Pomp is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, an active member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the New York Surgical Society, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the leading laparoscopic surgery organization in the world.

Dr. Pomp was also active nationally in Canada as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, on committees for the Canadian Association of General Surgeons and the Quebec Association of Surgeons. During these years Dr Pomp taught hundreds of surgeons during many courses involving minimal invasive techniques.

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Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2011-2012: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly

2011-2012: America's Top Doctors, US News & World Report

2009, 2010 and 2011 New York SuperDoctors- only 5 percent of all New York physicians earn this honor

New York Magazine's Top 100 Minimal Invasive Surgeons of New York 2002

Mount Sinai Certificate of Appreciation:Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Multidisciplinary Team, January 2003

Castle Connolly New York Metropolitan Top Doctor Award 2002-2010

Consumer#146;s Research Council of America Top Surgeons 2004-2005, 2006, 2007

Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2004-2010

Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2006-2007

Marquis Who's Who in America 2006, 2007

New York Magazine's Top Surgeons of New York 2008, 2009

International recognition includes honorary membership in the Brazilian College of Surgeons and the Hellenic Society of Laparoscopic Surgery

New York SuperDoctor: an Honor given to 5% of all New York physicians 

Top Doctors
Alfons Pomp, M.D. has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. We have 384 of America's Top Doctors in 57 medical specialties.