Center for Hernia and Gallbladder Surgery

Clinical Services: General Surgery
Upper East Side
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(833) 543-7642
Upper East Side
1315 York Avenue, Ground Level
New York, NY 10021
(833) 543-7642
Lower Manhattan
170 William Street
New York, NY 10038
(833) 543-7642
41 Elizabeth Street, Suite 507
New York, NY 10013
(833) 543-7642

The Center for Hernia and Gallbladder Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine provides the most effective care possible, using personalized and multidisciplinary treatment. Our surgeons are highly trained experts in treating hernias and gallbladder disorders, including complex repairs.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Hernia or Gallstone Surgery?

Personalized treatment: Using the most advanced technology available, our team carefully evaluates each patient to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible long-term results.

Our team determines the most appropriate surgical treatment plan based on your unique condition,  lifestyle, medical history and health goals. The Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Hernia and Gallbladder Surgery has the expertise to treat the entire range of hernia and gallbladder disorders — including complex cases.

Leaders in minimally invasive surgery: The majority of our patients receive minimally invasive surgical treatment. This reduces pain and recovery times. Unlike traditional “open” surgery, minimally invasive procedures — such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery — use small incisions. This makes surgery less painful and helps patients recover faster.

Weill Cornell Medicine’s world-class surgeons are at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery and are experts on abdominal wall hernia repair via laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Using these techniques, they repair all types of hernias, including ventral, umbilical, epigastric, incisional and inguinal hernias. Using robotic technology, they are also able to perform complex abdominal wall reconstruction for larger hernias with great results.

Comprehensive care from a team of experts: The Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Hernia and Gallbladder Surgery includes surgeons who specialize in endocrine, bariatric, plastic and reconstructive and other types of surgery. They collaborate to provide each patient with the best possible care.

Signs and Symptoms

- Abdominal Pain
- Swelling
- Bulging
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Redness

Hiatal or Paraesophageal Hernia:
- Heartburn
- Reflux
- Regurgitation
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea
- Vomiting

 Gallbladder Disease:
- Right upper quadrant abdominal pain
- Pain after eating
- Jaundice
- Right shoulder pain
- Right lower rib pain
- Back pain
- Nausea

Conditions We Treat


Hernias occur when an internal organ pushes out through the muscle or tissue that usually contains it. Typically, hernias involve the stomach or intestines. They can be painful and cause swelling, or may not cause any symptoms at all. For many, hernias will go away over time. For others, however, hernias need to be repaired with surgery.

Our team provides surgical treatment for:

Hiatal hernia
Inguinal hernia
• Paraesophageal hernia
Ventral/incisional hernia
Umbilical hernia

Gallbladder Disorders

Your gallbladder is a small organ that rests below your liver. It holds and releases bile, a fluid that helps with digestion. Gallbladder disorders can cause pain in your abdomen, as well as your right shoulder. Some disorders may cause you to vomit or become nauseous.

Our team provides treatment for:

• Choledocholithiasis

What to Expect

Your initial appointment at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Hernia and Gallbladder Surgery will include a careful evaluation of your health, symptoms, lifestyle and family history. Your doctor may schedule tests to diagnose your condition, such as an ultrasound scan. 

After your diagnosis, your team of surgeons will develop a plan that is based on your specific condition. You will discuss the surgery in detail and be able to ask questions at any time. 

On the day of surgery, our staff ensures that each patient receives exceptional care from the moment they are admitted. Following discharge from the hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine physicians continue to provide follow-up care.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Scheduling an appointment is easy — patients typically secure an appointment within 24 hours of their initial request. We offer both in-person and video visits.

Contact us to schedule an in-person consultation or a video visit with one of our top-ranked surgeons.

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