Dr. Marc Bessler, MD

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(212) 235-1519

Current Patient

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-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

Columbia University Medical Center

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(212) 235-1519
CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Avenue Suite 524 New York, NY 10032
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Practice

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(212) 235-1519
NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center525 E 68th St New York, NY 10065
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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
What could be improved
  • 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
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Sol Eisenberg in Chestnut Ridge, NY – Jul 01, 2016
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Experience
Background

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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
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

Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bessler performs Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bessler performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Hiatal Hernia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bessler treats Hiatal Hernia more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Bessler treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Bessler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

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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 is the United States Surgical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons,...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric 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

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Marc Bessler, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-4000 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Marc Bessler, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bessler has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Marc Bessler, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Bessler's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Marc Bessler, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Marc Bessler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bessler frequently treats Obesity, Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair, and Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bessler treats.

Where is Dr. Marc Bessler, MD's office located?

Dr. Bessler's office is located at 161 Fort Washington Avenue Suite 524, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Marc Bessler, MD speak?

Dr. Bessler speaks Spanish, Yiddish, and Hebrew. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bessler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Bronxville, NY

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)