Bethany C. Sacks, MD, MEd, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Expertise


Specialty Areas


Laparoscopic surgery for hernias and gallstones

Common Procedures


  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder removal
  • Umbilical hernia repair

Common Diagnoses Treated


  • Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Biliary dyskinesia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
Education


Board Certifications


American Board of Surgery

Degrees


Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 1999

Graduate School: MEd, University of Houston, Houston, TX 2010

Residency


1999-2004 General Surgery Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Fellowship


2004-2006 Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Memberships


American College of Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Association for Surgical Education

Association for Academic Surgery

Awards and Honors


2018 Department of Surgery William Stewart Halsted Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2016 Distinguished Teaching Society of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2010 Nominated, The President’s Award for Mentoring Women Committee on the Status of Women, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2010 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

2009 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Research


Areas of Research Interest


Minimally invasive and simulation technologies

Surgical trainee and medical student education

Publications


Journal Articles

Ellozy SH, Carroccio A, Minor M, Jacobs T, Chae K, Agarwal G, Goldstein BC, Morrissey N, Spielvogel D, Teodorescu V, Hollier LH, Marin ML. Challenges of endovascular tube graft repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA): a successful future demands new technology. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2003; 38(4): 67683. Role: data gathering and analysis, methods

Lindeman BM, Block LG, Desai SV, Sacks B, Hirose K, Lipsett P. Multi–‐disciplinary survey of resident education, service and quality of life: Did 80 hours level the playing field? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2012; 215(3): S1145. Role: survey design, data analysis, discussion

Lindeman BM, Sacks BC, Hirose K, Lipsett PA. Multifaceted longitudinal study of surgical resident education, quality of life, and patient care before and after July 2011. Journal of Surgical Education 2013; 70: 769776

Lindeman BM, Sacks BC, Lipsett PA. Graduating student and surgery program director views of the AAMC core EPAs for entering residency: where are the gaps? Journal of Surgical Education 2015 Nov-Dec; 72(6): e184-192

Craig-Schapiro R, DiBrito SR, Overton HN, Taylor JR, Fransman RB, Haut ER, Sacks BC. Meet your surgical team: the impact of a resident-led quality improvement project on patient satisfaction. The American Journal of Surgery 2018 Oct; 216(4): 793-799

Review Articles

Sacks BC, Mattar SG, Qureshi FG, Eid GM, Collins JL, Barinas–‐Mitchell EJ, Schauer PR, Ramanathan R. Incidence of marginal ulcers and the use of absorbable anastomotic sutures in the laparoscopic RouxenY gastric bypass. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2006; 2(1): 11-16

Sacks BC, Mattar SG. What plastic surgeons should know about bariatric surgery. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2006; 20(1): 9-14

Case Reports

Goldstein BC, Carroccio A, Ellozy SH, Spielvogel D, Morrissey N, Teodorescu V, Hollier LH, Marin ML. Combined open and endovascular repair of a syphilitic aortic aneurysm. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2003; 38(6): 1422-5

Editorials

Simkin DJ, Greene JA, Jung J, Sacks BC, Fessler HE. The death of animals in medical school. New England Journal of Medicine 2017 Feb 23;376(8): 713-715.

Leeds IL, DiBrito SR, Sacks BC. How we measure surgical trainee performance matters. Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery 2018; 153(9): 864-865

Book Chapters

Adrales G and Sacks B. Inguinal hernia in Current Surgical Therapy 13th Edition, editors Cameron and Cameron. (pp. 623-627)

Sacks BC and Yang SC. Training opportunities in Medical and Surgical education in Success in Academic Surgery: Developing a Career in Surgical Education 2nd Edition, editors Pugh and Sippel. (pp. 115-127)

Locations


Hospital Affiliations


Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At


Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building 4
1044 North Mason Road
Suite 310
St. Louis, MO  63141

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Contact


To request an appointment with Dr. Sacks, please call (314) 454-8877 (choose option 6).