Dr. Marc Bessler, MD

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o
(16)

Accepting new patients

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.

Center For Metabolic & Weight Loss Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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 compassionate, and care for you as a person. 
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Dr. Bessler's Experience

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Dr. Bessler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bessler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Bessler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bessler to family and friends
4.9
based on 16 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Bessler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Chestnut Ridge, NY |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bessler accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • HealthFirst
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Bessler has admitting privileges

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
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