Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic and General Surgical Oncology

Clinical Services: Surgical Oncology
Upper East Side
525 East 68th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10065

At Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian we offer ground-breaking surgical procedures, state-of-the-art technology, and high-quality patient care. Our surgeons establish and improve surgical procedures to provide innovative, compassionate care to patients who require surgical services in a wide range of specialties. 

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology

Within this area of expertise, we have more than a dozen subspecialists, each focused on a single malignancy of the GI tract, including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, liver, and colon cancer. Our faculty regularly treat rare diseases such as carcinoid neuroendocrine tumors and tumors of the gallbladder. At Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian patients have access to cutting-edge procedures, technological innovations and participation in clinical trials. Our range of surgical abilities guarantees that patients receive first-class care.

Pancreatic Surgical Oncology

Our pancreatic cancer team is one of the most experienced in the country. The group includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and pathologists. They are recognized globally for their strengths in diagnosing and treating tumors of the pancreas.

This multidisciplinary team meets regularly to discuss patients’ medical information and provides educational seminars for patients and their families. Team members work together to give patients an accurate diagnosis and develop individual treatment plans. At these sessions, surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, genetic experts, and radiologists contribute their experience and expertise to design the best clinical plan for each of our patients. Having representatives from many different areas involved in your care ensures that you’ll receive the treatment that is best for you.

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General Surgical Oncology

Cancer surgery is generally considered complex, and published data have demonstrated that hospitals and surgeons with the highest volume experience with specific operations have the lowest complication and death rates. Surgical oncologists work closely with a team of physicians, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, plastic/reconstructive surgeons, genetic counselors, oncology nursing staff and social workers to develop individualized cancer treatment plans.

Patients treated by surgical oncologists benefit from both the discussion of their treatment plans by multidisciplinary care teams, as well as through access to innovative treatment protocols.


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Rohit Chandwani, M.D. Ph.D. Profile Photo
Complex General Surgical Oncology 
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Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D. Profile Photo
Colon and Rectal Surgery 
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