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Dr. Marc Bessler

General Surgery
New York, NY
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

161 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Bariatrics

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
If : If the gallstone is not causing symptoms then no treatment is required. Symptoms usually include pain in the right upper abdomen after a meal and can ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
There : There are many reasons you might have pain after surgery and a hematoma is one. A hematoma can take months to resolve but generally does not cause deb... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
If : If diets an exercise have failed to keep off weight then surgery is an option to consider. The usual insurance criteria are a bmi or body mass index g... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
The : The rate of infection will depend on many factors such as, obesity, diabetes, presence of established infection, the type of surgery as well as if app... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
While : While all surgery entails some risk the key is balancing the underlying problem and potential benefits. A well qualified urologic surgeon should evalu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
If : If the base of the skin tag is a small area and the doctor does not need to cut through all the underlying skin then it may be able to be done without... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
The : The need for plastic surgery to remove excess skin after weight loss depends on many factors. The most significant are the degree of weight loss and t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
If : If blood supply is completely cut of it is an emergency and can lead to death of the bowel within hours or the bowel can die and ultimately the patien... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
With : With a bmi of 33 you are outside the current standard for being a candidate for lap-band unless you have a significant co-morbidity or medical problem... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
This : This could be one of many problems includin ruptured appendicitis or gallbladder infection. You should be evaluated by a doctor and will likely need s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
This : This could be ulcer or reflux. Does not sound like lactose intolerance. Try an antacid medication like prilosec. If the symptoms persist and endoscopy... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marc Bessler
General Surgery 37 years experience
This : This sounds suspicious for a pilonidal cyst/sinus that may be infected. This is more common in young men. If infected antibiotics and sometimes draini... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Eric Demaria
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Marc Bessler is an internationally respected surgeon specializing in bariatric weight loss surgery. He is a leader in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ...Read More
Dr. Beth Schrope
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Bessler stands out as a innovator in the areas of foregut surgery, including bariatrics, anti-reflux and esophageal surgery.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bessler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Yeshiva University
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Awards

Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine
Resident Achievement Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Affiliations

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Association for Academic Surgery

Publications

Tumor Implantation at Laparoscopy: Is it a real problem?
Peritoneal Irrigation with Betadine Solution Following Laparoscopic Splenectomy Significantly Decreases Port Tumor Recurrence in a Murine Model
Minimal Access Surgery. and the Biology of Cancer.
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