Bariatric Team of Surgeons
Mitchell S. Roslin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY
Northern Westchester Hospital Center
The first member of the MMIBS bariatric team is Mitchell S. Roslin. Well known throughout the world for his work as a bariatric surgeon and thought provoking research, he is invited to lecture throughout the world and has written multiple articles of note in the medical literature. He has been a visiting scholar and professor, operating and speaking in Spain, Italy, Turkey, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Many consider Dr. Roslin to be the author of a new school of thought about bariatric surgery. His research has focused on how different operations handle sugar, and he has been the leading voice for a transition in bariatric procedures. He has advocated preserving the pyloric valve and has lectured about sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch globally. He is responsible for the next big bariatric procedure, named SIPS, a modified duodenal switch. He developed the concepts and provided the most important research in the area. His opinion is sought by many sources, and he has appeared on national television countless times.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Roslin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his MD from New York University in 1987. He completed his internship in surgery at the UCSD Medical Center in San Diego and his residency/chief residency in surgery at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
After his residency, Dr. Roslin began his surgical career on the teaching faculty of the Maimonides Medical Center. There, he developed one of the largest clinical treatment programs for morbid obesity in the United States. In 2000 he was named Chief of Obesity Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and has developed an internationally known program. He has been voted one of the outstanding doctors in New York, by both Castle and Connolly and New York Magazine. He recently has been selected as one of the best minimally invasive surgeons in New York. He is the sounding president of the NYS-ASMBS and co-chair of the access committee of ASMBS.
Dr. Roslin has long had a strong interest in research and improving treatment for the obesity. He holds multiple patents and is actively involved in several research projects. Despite being asked to appear throughout the world, and operate in numerous countries, he has an extremely active practice, performing approximately 400 major cases annually. He has truly pioneered new procedures and ideas. A major aspect of his practice is complex revisions. He sees patients and performs surgery in New York City and in Westchester.
Dr. Edward Yatco, MD
The most recent addition to our bariatric team is Dr. Yatco is a board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has performed laparoscopic obesity surgery since 2002.
Prior to his recruitment to Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Yatco was a principal bariatric surgeon at The Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York and performed over seven hundred laparoscopic bariatric procedures including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses, laparoscopic insertions of adjustable gastric bands, bilio-pancreatic diversions, and sleeve gastrectomies. He served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The New York Medical College and was involved in the training of residents in general surgery and instructed surgical fellows on how to perform bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has published numerous articles and has spoken at national conferences on the subjects of laparoscopic surgery and obesity surgery.
Dr. Yatco graduated from Colgate University with a degree in molecular biology and has several publications in biomedical science from research performed at The Rockefeller University and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his medical degree with a Distinction in Research from The State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. After his general surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.
Dr. Yatco was named in the 2004-2005 edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.