Physician’s Profile

John-Paul Bellistri, MD

Anorectal Disorder
Anti-reflux surgery
Bowel Surgery
Colon and Rectal Disease
Gallbladder and Biliary Diseases
Gastric Bypass
Gastrointestinal Cancer
GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
GERD Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Hiatal Hernia
Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimal Access Surgery
Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Small Bowel Resection

John-Paul Bellistri, MD, is part of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center as a specialist in General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Bellistri will be practicing at the NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York in the Center for Advanced Surgery.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Bellistri received his undergraduate degree at Columbia University in biochemistry. He later obtained a master degree in biotechnology and dedicated three years to conducting research in esophageal cancer prevention. After graduating from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, he completed both a general surgery residency and an advanced GI/minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center.

His areas of expertise include general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and bariatric surgery. His focus includes both benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Borgovan T, Bellistri JP, Slack KN, Kopelovich L, Desai M, Joe AK, "BCL2 is a Marker of Resistance to the Growth Inhibitory Effects of Polyphenon E," Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology, 8 (2009): 129-144.
Grucela A, Bellistri JP, Taye A. Laparoscopic Proctectomy. In Nandakumar G ed. Textbook of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery. Philadelphia, Jaypee Brothers Publishing. Pp 833-854. 2016.
Bellistri JP, Muscarella P. Splenectomy for Hematologic Disorders. In Cameron JL, Cameron AM eds. Current Surgical Therapy (12th Edition). Philadelphia, Elsevier. pp 603-610. 2016.
Bellistri JP, Melvin WS. Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Method for Resection of Esophageal Cancer. In Jones DB, Schwaitzberg SD eds. Operative Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. London, CRC Press. In Press 2017.