Dr. Marc Bessler, MD

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 56

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bessler to book an appointment.


Locations

Center For Metabolic & Weight Loss Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
Center For Metabolic & Weight Loss Surgery161 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032
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Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Ave # 524 New York, NY 10032
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Bessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bessler

4.6

Based on 21 ratings

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I do believe this staff and Dr. Bessler are highly qualified, but if you have a problem, best of luck trying to get someone to call you back. I had gastric sleeve surgery in April 2019 and the weight loss aspect was successful, but now I cannot seem to stop the weight loss and am still losing. I am weak, almost unable to work, and not happy. While some staff are concerned, the dietician has no time for answers. I think in many ways this is a high volume practice. My 3 month follow up was missed entirely, and no help. I had three close friends and colleagues who had the same surgery, all in different locations, and none have the problem I have. All have maintained their weight loss and even gained a few. I am now too thin and weak, and unable to gain any strength or muscle mass. No one in the office seems all that concerned. I have asked for an appointment, and hope to hear back soon.
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  • Office environment
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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W Vericker in NY – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr Marc Bessler did my gastric bypass 2007 and I was very satisfied by all procedures. I do recommend him to anyone looking for a great surgeon.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jackie Garcia – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Bessler has several patients who have had complications after their surgeries. He also has students performing highly sensitive surgeries which are causing life threatening infections. Please look into these serious claims.
What went well
No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Bronx, NY – May 04, 2019
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Amazing doctor saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brooke Holmes in New Jersey – Mar 30, 2018
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Brooke, I am so happy we were able to help you.
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I had Bilateral Hernia Surgery done by Dr. Marc Bessler. I was highly impressed by himself and his staff. The Dr. has an exceptionally pleasant & caring personality. He listened patiently to all my questions and answered them all very clearly. His calm personality is also very helpful and reassuring to the patient. I'm glad I chose Dr. Bessler as my sergoen. I couldn't have made a better choice! He actually came highly recommended by a few local referral agencies. Now I know why!!
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Sol Eisenberg in Chestnut Ridge, NY – Jul 01, 2016
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Dr. Bessler accepts the following insurance:

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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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Medicare
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VNS Choice
VNS Choice Medicare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bessler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stomach Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bessler performs Stomach Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bessler performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bessler treats Obesity more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bessler treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bessler performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bessler performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bessler's conditions and procedures:

  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Marc Bessler has been rated a Top Doctor in his field by both New York Magazine and Castle Connolly for over 10 years. He routinely takes on patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Education

New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

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Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Bronxville, NY
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)
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