Makram Gedeon, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
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Makram Gedeon, MD, is a double board-certified bariatric and colorectal surgeon specialized in minimally-invasive approaches to colorectal and bariatric surgery. Dr. Gedeon is part of both the Colorectal Surgery team at several locations throughout New York and New Jersey and the Center for Advanced Surgery at Lawrence Hospital and Hudson Valley.

Dr. Gedeon received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in 2002 before completing an internship in surgery at the Mayo Clinic and a general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern. He has undergone two fellowships - one in minimally-invasive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern and another in colon and rectal surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian. Following his residency training, Dr. Gedeon spent ten years in a busy community hospital practice in Bristol, Connecticut, where he helped start and grow the practice’s weight loss surgery program and served as its medical director until the end of 2018.

Clinically, Dr. Gedeon is interested in the application of minimally-invasive and robotic surgery to treat colorectal diseases and obesity, specializing in bariatric surgery and revisions. His research focuses include surgical technology and clinical outcomes. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Weight Management

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French


  • Male

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1 Pondfield Road
Floor 2
Bronxville, NY 10708
177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO - New York Services
  • HMO - New York Services
  • POS - New York Services
  • PPO - New York Services

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • MVP Health Care-HMO/EPO (Westchester Only)
  • MVP Health Care-PPO (Westchester Only)

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs




  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Surgery, Colon and Rectal

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2015-present)
  • Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA) bariatric surgeon of the year (2019)
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Selected Publications

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Makram Gedeon, MD; Sheldon Gomes, MD, MRCP, FRCA; Karen Roy, BSN, RN, CBN; Patricia Duclos-Miller, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Jennifer Rose, PhD
    Use of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Patients with Severe Obesity Undergoing Esophagogastroduodenoscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial-manuscript. Surgery For Obesity And Related Diseases (Vol 15, Issue 9, September 2019, Pages 1589-1594)
  • Best SL, Bergs R, Gedeon M, Paramo J, Fernandez R, Cadeddu JA, MD, Scott DJ. Maximizing coupling strength of magnetically anchored NOTES instruments: how thick can we go? Surgical Endoscopy (2011 Jan; 25 (1))

Book Chapters

  • Gedeon M, Whelan RL, Dozois EJ: Hybrid laparoscopic/open low anterior resection. Colon and Rectal Surgery: Abdominal Operations (Master Techniques in General Surgery). Wexner SD. Fleshman JW. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA (2012, Chapter 19. Page 187-193).
  • Gedeon M, Emergency department diagnostic modalities. Parkland Trauma Handbook (third edition) Eastman AL, Rosembaum DH, Thal ER, Elsevier Inc. (2009, Chapter 11, Pages 60-70)
  • Gedeon M, Pulmonary disorders. Parkland Trauma Handbook (third edition) Eastman AL, Rosembaum DH, Thal ER, Elsevier Inc. (2009, Chapter 52, Pages 438-452)


  • Gedeon M: Healthy Living: Early detection is key to curing colorectal cancer. Bristol Press (March 12, 2012)
  • Gedeon, M: Bristol Hospital Spotlight: Colon cancer awareness is a yearlong concern. Bristol Press (March 31, 2016)
  • Gedeon M: Bristol Hospital 2016 weight loss surgery program outcomes book, (March 2016)


  • Makram M Gedeon, Mooza T. Goova, MD, Georges Walker, RN, Farid J. Kehdy, MD, Homero Rivas, MD, Daniel J Scott, MD. A Proficiency based curriculum for robotic two-layer hand sewn anastomosis. Society of American Gastroenterologic and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Las Vegas, NV. (2007, Page 266)
  • Daniel J. Scott, MD, Shou Jiang Tang, MD, Richard Bergs, MS, Farid J. Kehdy, MD, Deborah C. Hogg, BS, Lisa A. Hollett, RN, MA, Christopher O. Olukoga, MD, Makram M Gedeon, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, MD, Raul Fernandez, PhD. Optimizing Magnetically Anchored Camera, Light Source, Graspers and Cautery Dissector for Transvaginal NOTES Cholecystectomy. Society of American Gastroenterologic and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Philadelphia, PA. (2008, Page 221)
  • Makram M Gedeon, Use of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in patient with severe obesity undergoing upper endoscopy procedures. Surgery for obesity and related diseases (SOARD). (2018, Volume 14, Issue 11, Supplement, Pages S1-S196)