Our Team & Locations

Manhattan   |   Westchester

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.

Manhattan Team

For information or appointments with our team at one of our Manhattan locations call (212) 305-4000. Medical records can be faxed to us at (212) 342-1996.

Marc Bessler, MD
Center Director, Surgical Director

Abraham Krikhely, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Jeffrey Zitsman, MD
Director, Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

Laura Natali RD, CDN
Registered Dietitian

Eileen Harvey-Coghlan, MS, ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Giovanni Dugay, MS, ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Karen Schoepflin, NP
Nurse Practitioner


Manhattan Locations

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

The Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
5th Floor, Room 524
New York, New York 10032
(212) 305-4000

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 305-4000

Adolescent Center

3959 Broadway (165th Street and Broadway)
New York, New York 10032
(212) 305-8862

Westchester Team

For information or appointments with our team in Westchester call (914) 787-4000.

Miguel Silva, MD, FACS


Makram Gedeon, MD


Arpan Goel, MD



Westchester Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 787-4000
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