Marc Bessler, MD
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.
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.