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Burton Surick

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  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, Boston University Medical Center

  • Residency, Surgery (Gen)
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel

  • Fellowship, Surgical Endoc
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel

  • Fellowship, Laparoscopic/Endoscopy Surgery
    Yale University School of Medicine


    Dr. Burton Surick is the program director for the surgical residency program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He graduated from the Boston University combined BA/ M.D. 6 year medical program in 1986 and completed his surgical residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in 1991. Dr. Surick also completed an advanced surgical endoscopy Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Shinya in 1992, as well as a laparoscopic Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Rosser. Dr. Surick has been a full-time faculty attending at Mount Sinai Beth Israel since finishing his training in 1992 and is one of the academic leaders in the department. He is an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine and the Program Director of the surgical residency. Dr. Surick is board-certified by the American Board of surgery since 1992 and he has been recertified through 2023 and he is a Fellow of the American College of surgeons. Dr. Surick expertise includes minimally invasive treatment of morbid obesity as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease and hernias. Dr. Surick has a special interest and expertise in the endoscopic treatment of failed bariatric surgery.


  • 2007 -
    Murry G. Fischer MD Distinguished Educator Award
    Department of Surgery Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

  • 1996 -
    Attending of the Year
    Department of Surgery Beth Israel Medical Center

  • 1991 -
    Leon Ginzburg Award
    Department of Surgery Beth Israel Medical Center, NY


Aerodigestive Tract


Harvey, J., Pisch, J., Surick, B., Beattie, E.: Tumors of the Esophagus and Gastric Cardia In Harvey J., Beattie, E.(eds): “Cancer Surgery.” Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company. 1996..;.

Schneider RF, Villamena PC, Harvey J, Surick BG, Surick IW, Beattie EJ. Lack of efficacy of intrapleural bupivacaine for postoperative analgesia following thoracotomy. Chest 1993 Feb; 103(2).

Lugo JZ, Avgerinos DV, Lefkowitz AJ, Seigerman ME, Zahir IS, Lo AY, Surick B, Leitman IM. Can interval appendectomy be justified following conservative treatment of perforated acute appendicitis?. The Journal of surgical research 2010 Nov; 164(1).

Lo AY, Surick B, Ghazi A. Nonoperative management of esophageal perforation secondary to balloon dilatation. Surgical endoscopy; 7(6).

Spivak H, Weinrauch S, Harvey JC, Surick B, Ferstenberg H, Friedman I. Acute colonic diverticulitis in the young. Diseases of the colon and rectum 1997 May; 40(5).

Chowla A, Malhi-Chowla N, Chidambaram A, Surick B. Primary hepatic lymphoma in hepatitis C: case report and review of the literature. The American surgeon 1999 Sep; 65(9).

Surick B, Washington M, Ghazi A. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in conjunction with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical endoscopy; 7(5).

Leitman IM, Virk CS, Avgerinos DV, Patel R, Lavarias V, Surick B, Holup JL, Goodman ER, Karpeh MS. Early results of trans-oral endoscopic plication and revision of the gastric pouch and stoma following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; 14(2).

Bernstein LS, Surick B, Leitman IM. Is acute appendicitis in the weather forecast?. The Journal of surgical research 2013 Nov; 185(1).

Iskandar ME, Chory FM, Goodman ER, Surick BG. Diagnosis and Management of Perforated Duodenal Ulcers following Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: A Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature. Case reports in surgery 2015; 2015.

Surick BG, Ghazi A. Endoscopic papillotomy while the gallbladder is in situ. The American surgeon 1992 Oct; 58(10).

Senderoff, D., Surick, B., “Traumatic Rupture of the Gallbladder”. Resident and Staff Physician. 1992;38:53-59..;.

Laguna OH, Avgerinos D, Surick B, Leitman, IM, The impact of the liberal use of CT in the work up of acute appendicitis”, Surgical Endoscopy 2008, 22: page S149. Non -Peer Reviewed Reports Surick B. “Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Offers Best Solution” Surgery News – Beth Israel Medical Center, March 2009..;.

Surick B. “BI Surgeons Treat Rare Esophageal Disorder” Surgery News – Beth Israel Medical Center, October 2009.;.

Laguna OH, Avgerinos D, Cha A, Friedman R Surick B, Leitman, IM, The impact of the liberal use of CT in the work up of acute appendicitis”. The open Surgery Journal 2009;3 11-14. Bernstein L, Sabat JE, Montgomery M, Nwoke F, Surick B et al. “Postoperative Pneumoperitoneum: Clearing the Air”. J Surgery 2013:1(2) 4.;.

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