Our Team

Columbia's renowned weight loss team from left to right. Nancy Restuccia, MS, RD, CDN, Abe Krikhely, MD, Eileen Harvey, MS, ANP-C, Marc Bessler, MD, and Gio Dugay, MS, ANP-C

In choosing to have surgery with us, you will benefit from a comprehensive program staffed by an expert team of Board-certified surgeons, advanced nurse practitioners and registered dietitians. Surgery is one element of our comprehensive program; as important are pre-surgery education programs and lifelong follow-up and support in helping you after surgery. Our team will partner with you in achieving your weight-loss goals and improving your quality of life.

Columbia University Medical Center in New York City

Marc Bessler, MD
Center Director, Surgical Director
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996

Abraham Krikhely, MD, FACS
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996

Nancy Restuccia, MS, RD, CDN
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996

Eileen Harvey-Coghlan, MS, ANP-C
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996

Giovanni Dugay, MS, ANP-C
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996

Lauren Skolnick, LCSW
Social Worker
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996

Lawrence Hospital Center in Westchester, New York

Marc Bessler, MD
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996

Abraham Krikhely, MD, FACS
Phone: 212.305.4000
Fax: 212.342.1996