Costas Bizekis

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Costas Bizekis, M.D.

Assistant Professor; Dir Esopgl Srg Prog Dir Gnrl Thoracic Srg BV
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (CT Surgery)
NYU Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates

Clinical Addresses

NYU Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-263-5969
Fax: 212-263-2042

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Medical Specialties

Cancer, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Medical Expertise

Mediastinum Tumors, Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Disease, Lung Cancer, Videoscopic Assisted Thor Surg, Robotic Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Costas Bizekis is the Director of Esophageal Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine. Currently he is an attending surgeon at NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, the Manhattan VA Medical Center, and New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Bizekis returned to NYU after training in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There, he was intimately involved in the treatment of benign and malignant esophageal disease, and developed significant experience in all aspects of esophageal disease management including bronchoscopic, endoscopic, thoracoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. His primary areas of interest include minimally invasive management of esophageal cancer, achalasia and reflux disease. This includes the endoscopic use of stents, cryospray ablation and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer as well as Barrett?s esophagus. He has utilized radiofrequency ablation techniques to treat lung cancer, and has recently begun utilizing this form of energy to treat patients with Barrett?s esophagus.

Languages

Greek

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AFFINITY, AFFINITY EXCHANGE- ESSENTIAL, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS PATHWAYS / PATHWAYS ENHANCED, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, ELDERPLAN, FIDELIS CHLD HLTH, FIDELIS EXCHANGE, FIDELIS FAM HLTH, FIDELIS MEDICARE, Fidelis Medicaid, GHI CBP, HEALTHPLUS CHLD HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS FAM HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHPLUS MEDICAID (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHREPUBLIC, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP FAM HLTH, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICAID, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, METROPLUS CHLD HLTH, METROPLUS EXCHANGE PLANS, METROPLUS FAM HLTH, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, Medicare, MetroPlus Medicaid, NJ MEDICAID, NY MEDICAID, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, UPN Elite, WELLCARE CHLD HLTH, WELLCARE FAM HLTH, WELLCARE MEDICAID, WELLCARE MEDICARE

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Board Certification

2004 — Ab Surgery - Surgery
2009 — Ab Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Education

1991-1995 — NYU Medical Center, Medical Education
1995-2004 — NYU Medical Center (Cardio-Thoracic Surg), Clinical Fellowships
2004-2005 — University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Thoracic Surgery), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Interests

Dr. Bizekis is becoming a thought leader on the topic of esophageal disease, and has presented at national meetings and published papers in prestigious peer-reviewed publications including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the Thoracic Surgery Clinics.

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

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http://hsl.med.nyu.edu/faculty-bibliography-search

CUMALATIVE BIOMARKER MODEL PREDICTS 3-YEAR RECURRENCE IN RESECTED STAGE I ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE LUNG
Donington, Jessica; Hirsch, Nathalie; Levine, Joseph; Harrington, Ryan; Crawford, Bernard; Zervos, Micheal; Bizekis, Costas; Pass, Harvey
2013 NOV;8:S481-S481, Journal of thoracic oncology
— id: 1317582, year: 2013, vol: 8, page: S481, stat: Journal Article,

SEX-BASED DIFFERERNCES IN MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY ASSOCIATED WITH NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER RESECTIONS
Pendleton, Audrey; Pass, Harvey; Gonzalez, Gerardo; Goldberg, Judith; Harrington, Ryan; Crawford, Bernard; Zervos, Micheal; Bizekis, Costas; Donington, Jessica
2013 NOV;8:S1111-S1111, Journal of thoracic oncology
— id: 1317622, year: 2013, vol: 8, page: S1111, stat: Journal Article,

Current readings: endoesophageal management of early esophageal cancer and dysplastic barrett esophagus: a review of recent and influential studies
Towe, Christopher W; Bizekis, Costas S
2013 Summer;25(2):150-155, Seminars in thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 626972, year: 2013, vol: 25, page: 150, stat: Journal Article,

Initial outcomes of symmetrically flared covered nitinol stents for esophageal pathologies
Bizekis, C; Yaffee, D W; Solomon, B; Xia, Y; Pass, H I; Grossi, E A; Zervos, M
2012 October 2012;25:136A-136A, Diseases of the esophagus
— id: 209742, year: 2012, vol: 25, page: 136A, stat: Journal Article,

Simulating video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: A virtual reality cognitive task simulation
Solomon, Brian; Bizekis, Costas; Dellis, Sophia L; Donington, Jessica S; Oliker, Aaron; Balsam, Leora B; Zervos, Michael; Galloway, Aubrey C; Pass, Harvey; Grossi, Eugene A
2011 Jan;141(1):249-255, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 116215, year: 2011, vol: 141, page: 249, stat: Journal Article,

Initial experience with endobronchial ultrasound in an academic thoracic surgery program
Bizekis, Costas S; Santo, Thomas J; Parker, Kathryn L; Zervos, Michael D; Donington, Jessica S; Crawford, Bernard K; Pass, Harvey I
2010 Jan;11(1):25-29, Clinical lung cancer
— id: 106286, year: 2010, vol: 11, page: 25, stat: Journal Article,

Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus and low-grade dysplasia in combination with an antireflux procedure: a new paradigm
dos Santos, Ricardo S; Bizekis, Costas; Ebright, Michael; DeSimone, Michael; Daly, Benedict D; Fernando, Hiran C
2010 Mar;139(3):713-716, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 120800, year: 2010, vol: 139, page: 713, stat: Journal Article,

Severe mediastinal infection with abscess formation after endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbrochial needle aspiration
Parker, Kathryn L; Bizekis, Costas S; Zervos, Michael D
2010 Apr;89(4):1271-1272, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 108927, year: 2010, vol: 89, page: 1271, stat: Journal Article,

Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for pulmonary aspergilloma after life-threatening hemoptysis in a patient with lupus
Parker, Kathryn L; Zervos, Michael D; Darvishian, Farbod; Bizekis, Costas S
2010 Jan;89(1):291-292, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 106375, year: 2010, vol: 89, page: 291, stat: Journal Article,

Tracheal glomangioma in a patient with asthma and chest pain
Parker, Kathryn L; Zervos, Michael D; Donington, Jessica S; Shukla, Pratibha S; Bizekis, Costas S
2010 Jan 10;28(2):e9-e10, Journal of clinical oncology
— id: 106200, year: 2010, vol: 28, page: e9, stat: Journal Article,

The diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle biopsy in lung cancer and mediastinal adenopathy
Sun, Wei; Song, Kunchang; Zervos, Michael; Pass, Harvey; Cangiarella, Joan; Bizekis, Costas; Crawford, Bernard; Wang, Beverly Y
2010 May;38(5):337-342, Diagnostic cytopathology
— id: 106028, year: 2010, vol: 38, page: 337, stat: Journal Article,

Local surgical, ablative, and radiation treatment of metastases
Timmerman, Robert D; Bizekis, Costas S; Pass, Harvey I; Fong, Yuman; Dupuy, Damian E; Dawson, Laura A; Lu, David
2009 May-Jun;59(3):145-170, CA: a cancer journal for clinicians
— id: 101350, year: 2009, vol: 59, page: 145, stat: Journal Article,

The Diagnostic Value of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy in Lung Cancer and Mediastinal Adenopathy
Sun, W; Zervos, M; Pass, H; Cangiarella, J; Bizekis, C; Crawford, B; Wang, B
2008 OCT 25 ;114(5):415-416, Cancer
— id: 90487, year: 2008, vol: 114, page: 415, stat: Journal Article,

Malignant mesothelioma 2008
Zervos, Michael D; Bizekis, Costas; Pass, Harvey I
2008 Jul;14(4):303-309, Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
— id: 82916, year: 2008, vol: 14, page: 303, stat: Journal Article,

A review of the use of stents for palliation of esophageal and lung cancer
Bizekis CS; Pass HI; Zervos MD
2007 ;3(1):45-60, Current cancer therapy reviews
— id: 71626, year: 2007, vol: 3, page: 45, stat: Journal Article,

Initial experience with minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
Bizekis, Costas; Kent, Michael S; Luketich, James D; Buenaventura, Percival O; Landreneau, Rodney J; Schuchert, Matthew J; Alvelo-Rivera, Miguel
2006 Aug;82(2):402-6; discussion 406, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 95150, year: 2006, vol: 82, page: 402, stat: Journal Article,

Complications after surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease
Bizekis, Costas; Kent, Michael; Luketich, James
2006 Feb;16(1):99-108, Thoracic surgery clinics
— id: 95151, year: 2006, vol: 16, page: 99, stat: Journal Article,

Failure of four bovine pericardial mitral prostheses
Saunders, Paul C; Grossi, Eugene A; Esposito, Rick A; Bizekis, Costas S; Strong, Michael D; Colvin, Stephen B
2004 Jan;127(1):267-268, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 42602, year: 2004, vol: 127, page: 267, stat: Journal Article,

Vein graft arterialization causes differential activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases
Saunders, Paul C; Pintucci, Giuseppe; Bizekis, Costas S; Sharony, Ram; Hyman, Kevin M; Saponara, Fiorella; Baumann, F Gregory; Grossi, Eugene A; Colvin, Stephen B; Mignatti, Paolo; Galloway, Aubrey C
2004 May;127(5):1276-1284, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 45314, year: 2004, vol: 127, page: 1276, stat: Journal Article,

Thoracic splenosis: mimicry of a neurogenic tumor
Bizekis, Costas S; Pua, Bradley; Glassman, Lawrence R
2003 May;125(5):1155-1156, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 39213, year: 2003, vol: 125, page: 1155, stat: Journal Article,

Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases during preparation of vein grafts and modulation by a synthetic inhibitor
Bizekis, Costas; Pintucci, Giuseppe; Derivaux, Christopher C; Saponara, Fiorella; Kim, Jin-Hee; Hyman, Kevin M; Sharony, Ram; Grossi, Eugene A; Baumann, F Gregory; Mignatti, Paolo; Galloway, Aubrey C
2003 Sep;126(3):659-665, Journal of thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
— id: 156047, year: 2003, vol: 126, page: 659, stat: Journal Article,

Routine intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography identifies patients with atheromatous aortas: Impact on "off-pump" coronary artery bypass and perioperative stroke
Grossi, Eugene A; Bizekis, Costas S; Sharony, Ram; Saunders, Paul C; Galloway, Aubrey C; Lapietra, Angelo; Applebaum, Robert M; Esposito, Rick A; Ribakove, Greg H; Culliford, Alfred T; Kanchuger, Marc; Kronzon, Itzhak; Colvin, Stephen B
2003 Jul;16(7):751-755, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
— id: 36724, year: 2003, vol: 16, page: 751, stat: Journal Article,

Substernal epicardial echocardiography may be a critical diagnostic tool in the postoperative cardiac surgery patient
Reynolds, HR; Applebaum, RM; Spevack, DM; Shah, A; Mcaleer, EP; Nayar, AC; Tunick, PA; Lapietra, A; Patel, S; Bizekis, CS; Wood, MG; Grossi, EA; Ribakove, GH; Colvin, SB; Kronzon, I
2003 MAR 19 ;41(6):449A-449A, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
— id: 37102, year: 2003, vol: 41, page: 449A, stat: Journal Article,

Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting reduces mortality and stroke in patients with atheromatous aortas: a case control study
Sharony, Ram; Bizekis, Costas S; Kanchuger, Marc; Galloway, Aubrey C; Saunders, Paul C; Applebaum, Robert; Schwartz, Charles F; Ribakove, Greg H; Culliford, Alfred T; Baumann, F Gregory; Kronzon, Itzhak; Colvin, Stephen B; Grossi, Eugene A
2003 Sep 9;108 Suppl 1(19):II15-II20, Circulation
— id: 39076, year: 2003, vol: 108 Suppl 1, page: II15, stat: Journal Article,

Off pump CABG reduces mortality and neurologic complications in patients with atheromatous aortas: A case control study
Bizekis, CS; Grossi, EA; Sharony, R; Galloway, AC; Applebaum, R; Esposito, RA; Ribakove, GH; Culliford, AT; Kanchuger, M; Kronzon, I; Colvin, SB
2002 NOV 5 ;106(19):638-638, Circulation
— id: 37208, year: 2002, vol: 106, page: 638, stat: Journal Article,

Evolving techniques for mitral valve reconstruction
Galloway, Aubrey C; Grossi, Eugene A; Bizekis, Costas S; Ribakove, Greg; Ursomanno, Patricia; Delianides, Julie; Baumann, F Gregory; Spencer, Frank C; Colvin, Stephen B
2002 Sep;236(3):288-93; discussion 293, Annals of surgery
— id: 33332, year: 2002, vol: 236, page: 288, stat: Journal Article,

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: a 6-year experience with 714 patients
Grossi, Eugene A; Galloway, Aubrey C; LaPietra, Angelo; Ribakove, Greg H; Ursomanno, Patricia; Delianides, Julie; Culliford, Alfred T; Bizekis, Costas; Esposito, Rick A; Baumann, F Gregory; Kanchuger, Marc S; Colvin, Stephen B
2002 Sep;74(3):660-3; discussion 663, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 33330, year: 2002, vol: 74, page: 660, stat: Journal Article,

Lack of ERK activation and cell migration in FGF-2-deficient endothelial cells
Pintucci, Giuseppe; Moscatelli, David; Saponara, Fiorella; Biernacki, Peter R; Baumann, F Gregory; Bizekis, Costas; Galloway, Aubrey C; Basilico, Claudio; Mignatti, Paolo
2002 Apr;16(6):598-600, FASEB journal
— id: 34522, year: 2002, vol: 16, page: 598, stat: Journal Article,

Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery in the elderly: A case-control study
Sharony, R; Grossi, EA; Bizekis, CS; Ribakove, G; Galloway, AC; Esposito, RA; Culliford, AT; Ursomanno, P; Sennet, DM; Baumann, GF; Colvin, SB
2002 NOV 5 #2743;106(19):555-555, Circulation
— id: 37205, year: 2002, vol: 106, page: 555, stat: Journal Article,

Minimally invasive atrial septal defect repair in adults
Galloway, AC; LaPietra, A; Grossi, EA; Baumann, GF; Bizekis, CS; Ursomanno, P; Ribakove, G; Colvin, SB
2001 FEB ;37(2):459A-459A, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
— id: 33423, year: 2001, vol: 37, page: 459A, stat: Journal Article,

Late results of isolated mitral annuloplasty for "functional" ischemic mitral insufficiency
Grossi EA; Bizekis CS; LaPietra A; Derivaux CC; Galloway AC; Ribakove GH; Culliford AT; Esposito RA; Delianides J; Colvin SB
2001 ;16(4):328-332, Journal of cardiac surgery
— id: 28917, year: 2001, vol: 16, page: 328, stat: Journal Article,

Aortic valve surgery in patients with impaired ventricular function
Grossi, EA; Esposito, RA; Lapietra, A; Baumann, FG; Bizekis, CS; Delianides, J; Applebaum, RM; Ribakove, GH; Culliford, AT; Galloway, AC; Colvin, SB
2001 OCT 23 abstract #2613;104(17):553-553, Circulation
— id: 33420, year: 2001, vol: 104, page: 553, stat: Journal Article,

Decreased stroke with routine intraoperative transesophogeal echocardiography in coronary artery bypass grafting
Grossi, EA; Galloway, AC; Lapietra, A; Applebaum, RM; Esposito, RA; Bizekis, CS; Ribakove, GH; Culliford, AT; Kanchugar, M; Kronzon, I; Colvin, SB
2001 OCT 23 abstract #2091;104(17):441-441, Circulation
— id: 33419, year: 2001, vol: 104, page: 441, stat: Journal Article,

Impact of left ventricular function upon late survival after mitral reconstruction for functional ischemic mitral insufficiency
Grossi, EA; Lapietra, A; Galloway, AC; Bizekis, CS; Baumann, FG; Culliford, AT; Esposito, RA; Ribakove, GH; Colvin, SB
2001 OCT 23 abstract #3239;104(17):686-686, Circulation
— id: 33421, year: 2001, vol: 104, page: 686, stat: Journal Article,

Minimal access reoperative mitral and aortic valve surgery
Grossi EA; LaPietra A; Bizekis C; Ribakove G; Galloway AC; Colvin SB
2000 Nov;2(6):572-574, Current cardiology reports
— id: 33341, year: 2000, vol: 2, page: 572, stat: Journal Article,

Heparin bonding of bypass circuits reduces cytokine release during cardiopulmonary bypass
Steinberg BM; Grossi EA; Schwartz DS; McLoughlin DE; Aguinaga M; Bizekis C; Greenwald J; Flisser A; Spencer FC; Galloway AC; et al.
1995 Sep;60(3):525-529, Annals of thoracic surgery
— id: 56791, year: 1995, vol: 60, page: 525, stat: Journal Article,