Surgical Associates
of Ithaca, P.C.

Cayuga Professional Center
1301 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 273-3161

Our Surgeons

Brian P. Bollo, MD joined Surgical Associates of Ithaca in 2010. He earned his medical degree from State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical College in Brooklyn and completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Staten Island University Hospital, where he served as chief resident in his final year. He went on for fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he studied with Dr. George Ferzli, who is considered a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery and who holds patents on a number of laparoscopic surgical instruments.

During his fellowship Dr. Bollo became interested in bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. He performs three bariatric procedures: roux en y gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding surgery, and gastric sleeve surgery. He describes the gastric sleeve procedure as another tool for surgical weight loss. For some patients, the gastric sleeve is the final procedure; for other patients, the gastric sleeve surgery may be a bridge to gastric bypass surgery, allowing them to lose weight prior to having the bypass performed.

In the realm of general surgery, minimally invasive hernia surgery is another special interest of Dr. Bollo. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is associated with less post-operative pain and quicker return to normal activities. During his specialty training, Dr. Bollo also did a rotation at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he gained experience in hepatobiliary surgery of the liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder. Dr. Bollo is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.