Marc Bessler, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Marc Bessler, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Cancer CareMore specialties
Accepting new patients
Accepts Virtual Visits
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Location Info


161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 524
New York, NY 10032
US

Hours


Store Hours:

Day of the WeekHours
Mon9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SatClosed
SunClosed

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    Student Health
    EPO
    Aetna Signature Administrators
    NY Signature
    NYP Employee Plan
    Medicare Managed Care
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    Capital District Physician Health Plan
    PPO
    HMO
    POS
    EPO
    Great West (National)
    PPO
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    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
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    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
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    Leaf (Exchange)
    MagnaCare
    Traditional Medicare
    Multiplan
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Essential Plan
    HMO
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Freedom
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    HMO
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    POS
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About Marc Bessler, MD


Dr. Marc Bessler is the United States Surgical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Bessler's clinical specialties include laparoscopic and single incision bariatric surgery. He earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery and his fellowship in surgical endoscopy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Expertise

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Gastric Balloon Placement
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • GERD Surgery
  • GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
  • Heartburn
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery

Education

  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Titles & Positions

  • Chief, Division of Minimal Access/Bariatric Surgery
  • Director, Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
  • Director, Minimal Access Surgery Center
  • United States Surgical Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Awards & Honors

  • Blakemore Award for Surgical Research, 1992 and 1993.
  • Blakernore Prize for Excellence in Surgical Research, June 1996.
  • New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2005-2016.
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Resident Achievement Award, Best Resident Presentation, SAGES, 1995.

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