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Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Edward J. Yatco is accepting new patients at this office.


300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Bariatric Surgery & General Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Multi Specialty
Health System Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System)
Practice Ownership North Shore University Hospital
Hospital Affiliation
  • North Shore University Hospital
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of Northeastern NY
  • Cash Pay
  • Cigna
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross
  • Fidelis
  • Fidelis Care NY
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health
  • GHI
  • HIP
  • HMO
  • Horizon
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • North Shore LIJ CareConnect
  • Self-pay
  • The Empire Plan
  • United Healthcare

About Dr. Yatco
Dr. Yatco


Dr. Edward Yatco is the Assistant Chief of Bariatric Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital/ Northwell Health.  He is a board certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and robotic bariatric and general surgery.  Dr Yatco has performed laparoscopic obesity surgery since 2002. He performs minimally invasive robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass and Modified Duodenal Switch (SIPS, SADI, SADS, looped DS).  He specializes in bariatric surgery revisions including conversion from Gastric Bypass to Modified Duodenal Switch and Conversion from Lap Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass or Modified Duodenal Switch. He was the first to perform a conversion from gastric bypass to modified duodenal switch (SIPS) using the da Vinci Xi surgical robot. He also specializes in minimally invasive robotic general surgery including gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair and antireflux surgery. 

Prior to his recruitment to Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Yatco was a principal bariatric surgeon at The Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York and was involved in the training of medical students and residents in general surgery and instructed surgical fellows on how to perform bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The New York Medical College and as a clinical instructor for The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.  He has published numerous articles and has spoken at national conferences on the subjects of laparoscopic surgery and obesity surgery.


Dr. Yatco graduated from Colgate University with a degree in molecular biology and has several publications in biomedical science from research performed at The Rockefeller University and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his medical degree with a Distinction in Research from The State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. After his general surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.


Dr. Yatco was named in the 2004-2005 edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who. He is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Medical

Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.


Dr. Yatco’s patience and care is unwavering.  He spends time and genuinely cares for his patients and their health outcomes.  His compassion is evident in all that he does.


Conditions Treated 

  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Diverticulosis / Diverticulitis
  • GERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Morbid obesity

Services & Procedures

  • Abdominal Wall Hernia Repairs
  • Anti-reflux
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Revision bariatric surgery
  • Robotic and laparoscopic surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

Special Interests  

  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Bariatric and Robotic Surgery
  • Hernia Repair - Open or Laparoscopic
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Weight Loss & Management

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • St Vincent’s Catholic Medical CenterNew York City, NY
    Residency in General Surgery • 1997 - 2002


  • The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery/ Westchester Medical centerValhalla, New York
    Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery • 2002 - 2003

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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