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Andrew T. Bates, MD — Academic Profile

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Director, Hernia Center

Board Certifications


Medical School
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University (2010)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital (2015)
Fellowship Training
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Stony Brook Medicine (2016)

Affiliated Specialty Centers

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Esophageal conditions and diseases
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernias
  • Obesity
  • Spleen disease
  • Other abdominal conditions
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Contact Information

Division of Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T18-040
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-2274 (bariatric surgery)
Tel: 631-638-3969 (general surgery)
Fax: 631-444-6176

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  • Publications
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  • Alli VV, Yang J, Xu J, Bates AT, Pryor AD, Talamini MA, Telem DA. Nineteen-year trends in incidence and indications for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the NY State experience. Surg Endosc 2017;31:1651-8.
  • Altieri MS, Bates AT. Atraumatic indications for splenectomy. In: Docimo S Jr, Pauli EM, editors. Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery. New York: Springer, 2019: 413-6.
  • Altieri MS, Pryor A, Bates A, Docimo S, Talamini M, Spaniolas K. Bariatric procedures in adolescents are safe in accredited centers. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2018;14:1368-72.
  • Altieri MS, Pryor A, Yang J, Yin D, Docimo S, Bates A, Talamini M, Spaniolas K. The natural history of perforated marginal ulcers after gastric bypass surgery. Surg Endosc 2018;32:1215-22.
  • Altieri MS, Yang J, Park J, Novikov D, Kang L, Spaniolas K, Bates A, Talamini M, Pryor A. Utilization of body contouring procedures following weight loss surgery: a study of 37,806 patients. Obes Surg 2017;27:2981-7.
  • Bates AT, Capes T, Krishan R, LaBombardi V, Pipia G, Jacob BP. The prepped vaginal canal may be a sterile conduit for ventral hernia mesh insertion: a prospective comparative study. Surg Endosc 2014;28:886-90.
  • Bates AT, Divino C. Laparoscopic surgery in the elderly: a review of the literature. Aging Dis 2015;6:149-55.
  • Bates AT, Svestka MG. Management of splenic abscess. In: Docimo S Jr, Pauli EM, editors. Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery. New York: Springer, 2019: 409-12.
  • Bresnahan E, Bates A, Wu A, Reiner M, Jacob B. The use of self-gripping (Progrip™) mesh during laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair: a prospective feasibility and long-term outcomes study. Surg Endosc 2015;29:2690-6.
  • Docimo S Jr, Rahmana U, Bates A, Talamini M, Pryor A, Spaniolas K. Concomitant hiatal hernia repair is more common in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy than during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: an analysis of 130,772 cases. Obes Surg 2019;29:744-6.
  • Obeid NR, Altieri MS, Yang J, Park J, Price K, Bates A, Pryor AD. Patterns of reoperation after failed fundoplication: an analysis of 9462 patients. Surg Endosc 2018;32:345-50.
  • Rahman U, Docimo S, Pryor AD, Bates A, Obeid NR, Spaniolas K. Routine contrast imaging after bariatric surgery and the effect on hospital length of stay. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2018;14:517-20.
  • Shoyeb A, Weinstein H, Roistacher N, Spaltro B, Bates A, Yusim G, Steingart R. Preoperative exercise echocardiography and perioperative cardiovascular outcomes in elderly patients undergoing cancer surgery. Am J Geriatr Cardiol 2006;15:338-44.
  • Spaniolas K, Bates AT, Docimo S Jr, Obeid NR, Talamini MA, Pryor AD. Single stage conversion from adjustable gastric banding to sleeve gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: an analysis of 4875 patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017;13:1880-4.
  • Thorner AR, Vogels R, Kaspers J, Weverling GJ, Holterman L, Lemckert AA, Dilraj A, McNally LM, Jeena PM, Jepsen S, Abbink P, Nanda A, Swanson PE, Bates AT, O'Brien KL, Havenga MJ, Goudsmit J, Barouch DH. Age dependence of adenovirus-specific neutralizing antibody titers in individuals from sub-Saharan Africa. J Clin Microbiol 2006;44:3781-3.
  • Weinstein H, Bates AT, Spaltro BE, Thaler HT, Steingart RM. Influence of preoperative exercise capacity on length of stay after thoracic cancer surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2007;84:197-202.
  • Zheng R, Altieri MS, Yang J, Chen H, Pryor AD, Bates A, Talamini MA, Telem DA. Long-term incidence of contralateral primary hernia repair following unilateral inguinal hernia repair in a cohort of 32,834 patients. Surg Endosc 2017;31:817-22.
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Honors thesis, "The Role of IL-21 in the Development of Graft-Versus-Host Disease." Accepted by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. May 2010.