Group News

What's New in the Department of Surgery

Minimal Access Surgery for Pediatric Patients

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What's New in the Department of Surgery

New Faculty in the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is delighted to welcome the following new faculty this fall.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

FDA Approves Orbera™ Balloon for Weight Loss

Temporary, endoscopically placed device helps patients feel full without surgery.
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When you think of Iowa, maybe you think of Field of Dreams, Presidential politics, or heartland Americana like county fairs and apple pie. But did you know that Iowa is also home to a giant in medicine, a brilliant physician who founded a brand new field of surgery in just a few decades?
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Blog & Newsletter

Surgery With No Incisions

Minimal Access Surgery – GERD and weight loss procedures with no incisions now available.
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Breaking news in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): NYP/Columbia now offers an incisionless alternative to continuous medications or open surgical procedures for patients suffering from severe reflux disease.
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Marc Bessler, MD, Director, Minimal Access Surgery Center, and his colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center are using, testing, and refining three new methods of performing surgery that leave no external scars on the body.
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