Paul Thodiyil MD, FRCS, FACS

Area of Expertise: Bariatric Surgeon - MSBI Site Chief

Primary Practice Location:
Mount Sinai Downtown Union Square
10 Union Square East
Suite 2L
New York, NY 10003

Office: 212-844-6621

Mount Sinai Health System Sites:
Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn HeightsMount Sinai Downtown Union Square

Paul Thodiyil

Dr. Thodiyil is Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.  After graduating from the University Of Ibadan, Nigeria, he completed a general surgery residency at the Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.  Dr. Thodiyil then undertook advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Clinic where he trained under Dr. Philip Schauer.  He  also completed a fellowship in esophageal surgery at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Medical Center under Professor Tom DeMeester, a world leader in surgery of the esophagus.

Dr. Thodiyil was previously attending surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at New York Methodist Hospital. His current affiliations also include the Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Brooklyn.

Board Certification & Qualifications

Dr. Thodiyil is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Thodiyil is also certified in General Surgery in the United Kingdom by the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in General Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr. Thodiyil is experienced in the use of the Da Vinci Robot and is a certified Proctor having supervised and trained many surgeons in this leading edge surgical technology.

Surgical Experience

Dr. Thodiyil offers a comprehensive range of services for weight loss surgery, including revision surgery.  He performs the full range of bariatric surgical procedures, including adjustable gastric band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, single loop duodenal switch as well as complex revisional procedures for failed bariatric  procedures.

He is also experienced in the surgical treatment of disorders of the esophagus and stomach utilizing state of the art robotic surgery. He undertakes treatment for heartburn and swallowing disorders, including revisions of failed fundoplication, paraesophageal hernia, esophageal motility disorders and cancer of the esophagus and stomach.

Publications & Special Interests

Dr. Thodiyil has authored 14 peer-reviewed publications and 8 book chapters.  Dr. Thodiyil’s research interest is in understanding mechanisms in energy balance.  When he is not operating, he is studying Python or R.

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