Researcher’s Profile

Marc Bessler, MD

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Chief, Division of Minimal Access/Bariatric Surgery
Director, Minimal Access Surgery Center
Director, Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

1. Randomized evaluation of safety, efficacy and outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding versus laparoscopic gastric bypass in patients with morbid obesity, 2002-present, WIRB.

2. Effects of bariatric surgery on the level of hormones involved in skeletal metabolism and appetite,  2002-present, WIRB.

3. Clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of banded versus standard gastric bypass for weight loss in patients with malignant obesity, 2001-present, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

4. Clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the transcend implantable gastric stimulation system for weight loss - Multicenter trial sponsored by Transneuronix, 2001-present, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Publications: 
Bessler M. Tumor Implantation at Laparoscopy: Is it a real problem? Surgical Endoscopy 1998; 12:1288-9.
Whelan R.L., Allendorf J.D.F., Bessler M. Minimal Access Surgery. and the Biology of Cancer. Minimal Access Surgery in Oncology. Geraghty JG, Sackier JM, Young HL Eds.: Greenwich Medical Media, London 1998; 1, 16.
Allendorf J.D.F., Bessler M., Horvath K.D., et. al. Increased Tumor Establishment and Growth After Open Versus Laparoscopic Surgery in Mice May be Related to Differences in Postoperative T cell Function.. Surgical Endoscopy, 1998; 12.
Wickens J.C., Whelan R.L., Allendorf J.D.F, Bessler M., et. al. Wound Tensile Strength and Contraction Rate are not Affected by Laparotomy or Pneumoperitoneum. Surgical Endoscopy, 1998; 12:1166-70.
Allendorf J.D.F., Bessler M., Horvath K.D., et. al. Increased Tumor Establishment and Growth After Open Versus Laparoscopic Bowel Resection in Mice. Surgical Endoscopy, 1998;12:1035-8.
About: 

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.