About Dr. Baranov – Our Medical Director  

Dmitri V. Baranov, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM


Dr. Baranov was named Medical Director of our bariatric surgery program because of his exceptional combination of experience, credentials, successful results, and empathy for bariatric patients. He chose to specialize in bariatric surgery because “no other surgery has such a profound, positive impact on patient health, well-being, and quality of life.”

Under Dr. Baranov’s leadership, Saratoga Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Program has received National accreditation at the highest designation level by MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program). Dr. Baranov devotes 100% of his professional time to bariatric surgery. He has completed over three thousand successful bariatric procedures.

A native of Russia, Dr. Baranov earned his medical degree from Saratov State Medical University. He also holds a PhD from Russian State Medical University in Moscow. After coming to the U.S., Dr. Baranov completed a general surgery residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York and a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Boston University Medical Center.

Dr. Baranov is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He has published numerous articles and abstracts.


Dr. Baranov is an SRC-accredited Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery at  Saratoga Hospital.