Suresh Yelika, MD — Academic Profile

Dr. Suresh Yelika

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Board Certification

General Surgery

Colorectal Surgery


Medical School
Sri Devraj Urs Medical College,
Raj iv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,
Karnataka, India

Residency Training
General Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical College, Manipal University
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Kamataka, India
General Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY 

Fellowship Training
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY

Affiliated Specialty Center

Cancer Center
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Women’s Pelvic Health Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

Laparoscopic — including robotic — and conventional surgery for colon and rectal cancer, familial polyposis, diverticulitis, and rectal prolapse
Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis
Robotic and minimally invasive transanal excision of rectal polyps or cancer
Treatment of anorectal abscess, fistula, fissure, anal condyloma, hemorrhoids, constipation, and fecal incontinence
Incisional/ventral hernia
Anorectal physiology/manometry studies
Anorectal ultrasound

Contact Information

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T18-046B
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-1825
Fax: 631-444-7784

For patient care information, including insurance participation and practice locations, click here.


  • Rajashekar, M., Ram, D.U., Yelika, SB., Shetty, A., Bhandary, S. Transabdominal impalement: Absence of visceral or vascular injury a rare possibility. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Nov; 41(5): 495-498.
  • Bishawi,M., Yelika,S.B., Shroyer,A.L., Romeiser,J. McLarty,A.,. Surveillance of moderate size aneurysms of the thoracic aorta. Journal ofCardiothoracic Surgery. 2015, Feb; 10: 1-7.
  • Yelika SB, Abbas SK, Lee J, Bergamaschi R. Do not snare rectal polyps. Editorial. Tech Coloproctol. Tech Coloproctol. 2016 Nov;20(11 ):797-798
  • EI-Gohary Y, Abbas SK, Yelika SB, Smithy W, Bergamaschi R. Colonoscopic Management oflleocolic Anastomotic Torsion. Colorectal Dis. 2017 Feb; 19(2):208-209.
  • Abbas SK, Yelika SB, You K, Tou S, Mathai J, Essani R, Krivokapic Z, Bergamaschi R. Rectal cancer should not be resected laparoscopically: the rationale and the data. Tech Coloproctol. 2017 Mar;21(3)237- 240.
  • Yelika SB, Abbas SK, Lee KP, Bergamaschi R. Detachable laparoscopic bulldog clamp in laparoscopic assisted colonoscopic polypectomy. Video vignette. Colorectal Dis. 2017 Jun;19(6):596-597.
  • Gachabayov M, Abbas SK, Yelika SB, You K, Bergamaschi R. Reviewers should have known better. Tech Coloprotol. 2017 Sep;21(9):773-774.
  • Lung BE, Yelika SB, Murthy AS, Gachaboyov M, Denoya P. Cecal bascule: a systematic review of the literature. Tech Coloprotol. 2018 Feb;22(2):75-80.
  • Gachabayov M, Senagore AJ, Abbas SK, Yelika SB, You K, Bergamaschi R. Perioperative hyperglycemia: an unmet need within a surgical site infection bundle. Tech Proctocol. 2018 Mar;22(3):201-207.
  • Kirschen GW, Altieri MS, Yelika SB, Bates AT, Schnur J, Docimo S, Spaniolas K, Zhu C, Yang J, Talamini M, Pryor AD, Sbayi S. "Does the adoption of an Emergency General Surgery service model influence volume of cholecystectomies at a tertiary care center." Surgical Endoscopy. 2019 Aug; 34: 3064-3071
  • Yelika SB, Lung, B, Crean, A, Denoya, P. Intestinal Aspergillosis Patterns of Clinical Presentation and Management. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2021 Apr;22(3):326-333.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Basic Life Support
Functional laparoscopic skills

Professional Societies:

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
New York Society of Colorectal Surgeons
New York Surgical Society
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery