Marc Bessler, MD

Marc Bessler, MD Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Cancer Care

Marc Bessler, MD
Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Cancer Care
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One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 524
New York, NY 10032

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Store Hours:

Day of the WeekHours
Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Insurances Accepted

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  • AgeWell
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthfirst
  • Magnacare (National)
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RiverSpring
  • UnitedHealthcare

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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.

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • 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


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

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

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