- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Surgery
American Board of Surgery
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency, General Surgery
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Fellowship, Laparoscopic Surgery
Hackensack University Medical Center
- Dr. Belsley is a board-certified minimally invasive surgeon and Director of Robotic Surgery in the Surgery Department at Mt. Sinai St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 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. The epicenter of Dr. Belsley’s clinical practice is bariatric surgery with an interest specific to the gastroesophageal junction and intestinal foregut. Dr. Belsley works as part of the Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Center of Excellence for Bariatric surgery and has a personalized approach with his own orientation sessions, support groups and nutritionist. His bariatric practice is located at Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. He performs many different types of operations including laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve, hernia surgery and minimally invasive cancer surgery on the stomach. He also performs advanced robotic esophageal surgery including operations to fix reflux and paraesophageal hernias. His interest in the gastroesophageal junction and the esophagus serves as a basis with his collaboration with the thoracic surgeons at Mt. Sinai Roosevelt. The group specializes in robotic approaches to the thoracic esophagus and mediastinal tumors. Dr. Belsley has published close to one hundred abstracts, papers and book chapters and lectured at both national and international conferences.
Charles McBurney Prize in Surgery
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Department of Surgery
ObesityDr. Belsley collaborates with a number of physicians across the Mt. Sinai health system with clinical studies relating to obesity and nutrition.
Lee DY, Myers EA, Rehmani SS, Wexelman BA, Ross RE, Belsley SS, McGinty JJ, Bhora FY. Surgical residents' perception of the 16-hour work day restriction: concern for negative impact on resident education and patient care. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2012 Dec; 215(6).
Flancbaum L, Belsley S. Factors affecting morbidity and mortality of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for clinically severe obesity: an analysis of 1,000 consecutive open cases by a single surgeon. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2007 Apr; 11(4).
Razi SS, Lebovics RS, Schwartz G, Sancheti M, Belsley S, Connery CP, Bhora FY. Timely airway stenting improves survival in patients with malignant central airway obstruction. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2010 Oct; 90(4).
Schwartz GS, Razi SS, Belsley SJ, Boone D, Latif MJ, Connery CP, Lebovics RS, Bhora FY. Endoscopic tracheoplasty: segmental tracheal ring resection in a porcine model. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology 2010 Jul; 17(3).
Blasberg JD, Belsley SJ, Schwartz GS, Evans A, Wernick I, Ashton RC, Bhora FY, Connery CP. Robotic brachytherapy and sublobar resection for T1 non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2010 Feb; 89(2).
Binenbaum SJ, Teixeira JA, Forrester GJ, Harvey EJ, Afthinos J, Kim GJ, Koshy N, McGinty J, Belsley SJ, Todd GJ. Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy using a flexible endoscope. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2009 Aug; 144(8).
Afthinos JN, Latif MJ, Bhora FY, Connery CP, McGinty JJ, Burra A, Attiyeh M, Todd GJ, Belsley SJ. What technical barriers exist for real-time fluoroscopic and video image overlay in robotic surgery?. The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS 2008 Dec; 4(4).
Latif MJ, Afthinos JN, Connery CP, Perin N, Bhora FY, Chwajol M, Todd GJ, Belsley SJ. Robotic intercostal nerve graft for reversal of thoracic sympathectomy: a large animal feasibility model. The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS 2008 Sep; 4(3).
Saunders J, Ballantyne GH, Belsley S, Stephens DJ, Trivedi A, Ewing DR, Iannace VA, Capella RF, Wasileweski A, Moran S, Schmidt HJ. One-year readmission rates at a high volume bariatric surgery center: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and vertical banded gastroplasty-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Obesity surgery 2008 Oct; 18(10).
Ballantyne GH, Belsley S, Stephens D, Saunders JK, Trivedi A, Ewing DR, Iannace V, Davis D, Capella RF, Wasielewski A, Moran S, Schmidt HJ. Bariatric surgery: low mortality at a high-volume center. Obesity surgery 2008 Jun; 18(6).
Stephens DJ, Saunders JK, Belsley S, Trivedi A, Ewing DR, Iannace V, Capella RF, Wasielewski A, Moran S, Schmidt HJ, Ballantyne GH. Short-term outcomes for super-super obese (BMI > or =60 kg/m2) patients undergoing weight loss surgery at a high-volume bariatric surgery center: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and open tubular gastric bypass. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery; 4(3).
Saunders JK, Ballantyne GH, Belsley S, Stephens D, Trivedi A, Ewing DR, Iannace V, Capella RF, Wasielewski A, Moran S, Schmidt HJ. 30-day readmission rates at a high volume bariatric surgery center: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and vertical banded gastroplasty-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Obesity surgery 2007 Sep; 17(9).
Belsley SJ, Byer A, Ballantyne GH. 1st International Congress of the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA), 7-10 December 2006, Innsbruck, Austria. Congress summary: MIRA and the future of surgical robotics (www.teleroboticsurgeons.com). The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS 2006 Mar; 2(1).
Razi SS, Latif MJ, Li X, Afthinos JN, Ippagunta N, Schwartz G, Sagalovich D, Belsley SJ, Connery CP, Jour G, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Bhora FY. Dietary flaxseed protects against lung ischemia reperfusion injury via inhibition of apoptosis and inflammation in a murine model. The Journal of surgical research 2011 Nov; 171(1).
Flancbaum L, Drake V, Colarusso T, Belsley S. Initial experience with bariatric surgery in asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery; 1(2).
Flancbaum L, Belsley S, Drake V, Colarusso T, Tayler E. Preoperative nutritional status of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; 10(7).
DeRose JJ, Toumpoulis IK, Balaram SK, Ioannidis JP, Belsley S, Ashton RC, Swistel DG, Anagnostopoulos CE. Preoperative prediction of long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2005 Feb; 129(2).
Pisch J, Belsley SJ, Ashton R, Wang L, Woode R, Connery C. Placement of 125I implants with the da Vinci robotic system after video-assisted thoracoscopic wedge resection: a feasibility study. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2004 Nov; 60(3).
DeRose JJ, Martin EC, Ashton RC, Belsley S, Swistel DG, Todd GJ. Antegrade endovascular repair of a coarctation-associated aneurysm through an upper hemi-sternotomy. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2004 Aug; 78(2).
Derose JJ, Belsley S, Swistel DG, Shaw R, Ashton RC. Robotically assisted left ventricular epicardial lead implantation for biventricular pacing: the posterior approach. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2004 Apr; 77(4).
Belsley SJ, Tilson MD. Two decades of research on etiology and genetic factors in the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)--with a glimpse into the 21st century. Acta chirurgica Belgica 2003 Apr; 103(2).
DeRose JJ, Ashton RC, Belsley S, Swistel DG, Vloka M, Ehlert F, Shaw R, Sackner-Bernstein J, Hillel Z, Steinberg JS. Robotically assisted left ventricular epicardial lead implantation for biventricular pacing. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2003 Apr; 41(8).
Quercia I, Dutia R, Kotler DP, Belsley S, Laferrère B. Gastrointestinal changes after bariatric surgery. Diabetes & metabolism 2014 Apr; 40(2).
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