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    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Surgery
    • Specialties
    • Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery / Proctology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Dr. Sylla has been a leader in developing minimally invasive approaches to the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer. She joins Mount Sinai from Massachusetts General Hospital, where she practiced for seven years within the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery and was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. While there, Dr. Sylla developed a research and clinical program using Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). NOTES represents an innovative approach to transanal surgery, which may allow for faster recovery and fewer operative complications. In 2009, Dr. Sylla performed the first-ever rectal cancer surgery on a human using this approach. She has since extended this in a pilot study and is helping train surgeons in this technique. Dr. Sylla’s clinical interests include laparoscopic and robotic surgery for colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), and treatment of benign anorectal disorders.
Dr. Sylla received a Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude in Biology from Georgetown University. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sylla completed residency training in Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. Subsequently, she completed two fellowship training programs; Colon & Rectal Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Furthermore, Dr. Sylla has is highly trained and experienced in treating rectal prolapse and performing transanal endoscopic surgery.


American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Clinical Focus


MD, New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College

Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center

MD, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Residency, Columbia University Medical Center

Residency, General Surgery
Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center

Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Westmed Medical Group

Fellowship, Minimal Invasive - Bariatic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital