About Steven M Fass

A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Fass completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Cedars-Sinai is on the leading edge of research and innovation in surgery, including minimally invasive techniques that help patients recover more quickly and with less pain. Dr. Fass performs surgery for the treatment of breast disease, antireflux, parathyroid and thyroid disease, hernias, and colon using both conventional and advanced laparoscopic techniques. Additionally, Dr. Fass has published numerous papers on advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. 

Dr. Fass is a pioneer in gastric Lap Band® banding surgery for the treatment of chronic obesity, having been a participant in the clinical trials that resulted in the eventual approval by the FDA. He also performs surgery using the Realize Band and performs the sleeve gastrectomy procedure. After a rigorous examination of his surgical outcomes and practice, he was awarded the distinction of being an ASBMS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Surgeon. 

Dr. Fass received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and was a resident at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Fass is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES), American Society of Breast Disease, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Society. Additionally, Dr. Fass is a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. 

Dr. Fass spends his free time outdoors as an avid road biker, triathlete, and skier. He likes to read history and travel. His wife, Laurie, is a reading specialist for elementary-aged children.


Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Certifications & Memberships

General Surgery




Robotic Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
General Surgery

Office Locations

Southwest Bariatrics
3705 Medical Parkway
Suite 250 and 210
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-338-5024