Mecenas, John MD

John A Mecenas, MD
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General Surgeon

Dr. Mecenas specializes in Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy and Robotics).  He founded the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at Cayuga Medical Center when he joined the medical staff in 2002 and was Director of the Program until 2019. Dr. Mecenas joined CMA in 2016 and serves as the Medical Director for Cayuga Surgical Specialists.

Dr. Mecenas is a graduate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.  He completed his residency in General Surgery at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, NY then a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine/Tisch Hospital.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Cayuga Surgical Specialists
1301 Trumansburg Road Suite E
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-3161
Fax: (607) 273-1101

Cayuga Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Cayuga Wellness Center

Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 252-3555


Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York)

Residency/Internship: North Shore University Hospital (Manhassett, NY) – Surgery

Fellowship: New York University Medical Center – Minimally Invasive Surgery


American Board of Surgery

Areas of Special Clinical Interest

Metabolic-bariatric/Weight loss surgery

Minimally invasive surgery





Gastroesophageal Reflux/Heartburn

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