Our Bariatric Program

Our Unique Practice. Your Unique Experience

A Unique Surgical Practice on the West Side of Manhattan

The Lincoln Center and West side of Manhattan is easy location to reach with many opportunities and cultural landmarks.

Realizing a need for surgery can be stressful. Compounding this stress is the need to choose the ideal surgeon for your condition. There are a multitude of Hospitals and surgeons offering a variety of minimally invasive procedures. Potential patients and their primary care physicians must decide which practice will be best for a condition. Patients must ask questions to help distinguish surgeons and their practices. An informed decision can bolster confidence and improve a patient’s experience.

Why Dr. Belsley?

Scott Belsley, MD, FACS

Laparoscopic weight-loss surgery involves some degree of risk. The procedures are performed under general anesthesia and usually last for between one and three hours.
Dr. Belsley earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He trained at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center for general surgery and received additional fellowships in robotics, advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery from Hackensack University Hospital.

A board-certified, minimally invasive surgeon at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Dr. Belsley strives for surgical excellence using the newest technology and best minimally-invasive practices. An Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Assistant Professor of Surgery and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is a long-standing member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and numerous other surgical societies. His numerous accreditations, diverse medical skills, and many patient success stories are testaments to a tireless work ethic and unflagging interest in his patients’ welfare.

Dr. Belsley and his team work with patients to produce results. You will be treated not as a problem that must be solved but as a person. Candid, comprehensive discussions between you and our friendly team will lead to mutual understanding, compassion, and respect that creates a positive, congenial atmosphere.

Surgery is an emotional journey and we are prepared to help you with every step. You will feel comfortable asking meaningful questions. The stress of surgery can be partially alleviated by reducing the unknown. Our team will do everything possible to ensure your pre- and post-surgery experiences are pleasant.

Personal Care for Progressive Results

Our attention to the individual is also evident in our bariatric surgical practice. We offer a boutique bariatric practice designed to reflect the unique needs of individuals. A one-size fits-all approach to bariatrics not only divests people of their dignity; it negates their potential to thrive.

weight-loss surgery requires introspection

Laparoscopic weight-loss surgery involves some degree of risk. The procedures are performed under general anesthesia and usually last for between one and three hours.
Weight-loss surgery requires an understanding of one's own personal risk-factors for obesity.

We cannot treat you as a person if we don’t know you as one. From the moment, you enter our door, Dr. Belsley will try to develop recommendations and a plan of action based on your unique history. Armed with adequate information, our team can work with you to develop a holistic plan for success before surgery and beyond.

 

Cohesion and Continuity

We call ourselves a unified team as we have been working together for many years. Office Assistant Charity Spencer has been facilitating the nuances of the office practice and facilitating insurance approval for over two years. Our nutritionist continues to work with our bariatric patients to unmask bad eating habits and replace those habits with healthier patterns. Certified Registered Physician Assistant Jennifer Matte, and Dr. Belsley have worked together for five years in the office and in the operating room. All team members have unique strengths that allow us to share a collegial responsibility for ensuring patients receive exemplary services that merge seamlessly to ensure the best possible experience in the setting of illness. We always welcome open, honest, non-judgmental communication. We value your feedback and concerns.

Out of the Office does NOT Mean out of Mind

The team meets regularly to discuss your progress – physically, nutritionally, emotionally – and the progress you are making towards your surgery date – insurance verification, medical clearances, required testing. We are always thinking about making the process as easy and efficient as possible.

We also expect that you will have questions and concerns before your surgery. We are readily available and you are welcome to contact us by phone should the need arise. Many patients have questions, especially as surgery nears, that they forget to ask while in the office. We do not use n an automated phone tree and do our best to respond to questions and issues as soon as possible.

Frequent Meetings and Support

Our close-knit bariatric team meets with members bi-monthly for a round-table discussion that facilitates open communication, new ideas, and individual growth. When people work together, they realize some of their fears and issues are shared by many who are traveling on the same journey. Whether interested in a bariatric or general surgery, prospective patients must make an important decision. They must entrust a hospital and a surgeon with their lives and recovery. We pride ourselves on patient outcomes. Dr. Belsley and his team have the credentials and innate, untiring desire to ensure that every patient experience is as best possible given the situation. Please consider our team to help you with your surgical issues.

Metabolic weight-loss surgery is not cosmetic surgery

Laparoscopic weight-loss surgery involves some degree of risk. The procedures are performed under general anesthesia and usually last for between one and three hours.
Laparoscopic weight-loss surgery involves some degree of risk. The procedures are performed under general anesthesia and usually last for between one and three hours.