Dr. Costas Bizekis is a Division Specialist in 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 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.
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.