Liver Cancer and Tumor Program

Clinical Services: Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
41 Elizabeth Street, Suite 507
New York, NY 10013
Sunset Park
749 61st Street, Suite 301
Brooklyn, NY 11220
North Queens
136-56 39th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY 11354

Dr. Benjamin Samstein and Dr. Rohit Chandwani in conversation

At Weill Cornell Medicine, we understand that liver cancer treatment can be scary, tiring and overwhelming. Our team personalizes your treatment — and promotes your comfort and quality of life throughout the entire process. Your emotional and physical well-being are our top priorities.

Your liver cancer treatment team may include oncologists (doctors who specialize in cancer), radiation oncologists (doctors who specialize in radiation cancer treatment) and liver surgeons. These doctors work together to develop the best treatment plan for your specific condition. 

The physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine Liver Cancer and Tumor Program provide the most advanced surgical treatments for liver cancer. Internationally recognized as experts in treating liver cancer at all stages, our surgeons have extensive experience performing a wide range of surgical techniques to treat liver cancer.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Liver Cancer Surgery?

Proven leadership and exemplary resultsOur surgeons are leaders in liver cancer surgical treatments from laparoscopic and robotic techniques to open procedures in cases of very advanced tumor.

Multidisciplinary care: When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of doctors and specialists. Your liver surgeon will work closely with other members of your care team, including your medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, interventional radiologist, hepatologist, and nurse practitioner. In addition, your care team meets regularly at a multidisciplinary liver tumor board to discuss your imaging test results. They work together to prepare a treatment plan personalized to your needs.

Compassionate, individualized liver cancer surgical treatmentOur surgeons work closely with other specialists to determine the stage (extent) and exact location of your liver cancer. This is a critical step in determining the most effective surgical treatment plan for you. After evaluating your specific condition and overall health and lifestyle goals, your liver surgeon will tell you about the best surgical options for you. You will discuss what to expect during and after the surgery, as well as what other treatments are recommended, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Liver Cancer Surgical Treatments 

At Weill Cornell Medicine, our surgeons have extensive training, experience and expertise in surgically removing cancer of the Liver. The specialists at our Liver Cancer and Tumor Program have a wide range of advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques for liver cancer, liver metastases, and bile duct cancer, including the following:

  • Surgery - is usually the best option if tumors are localized to a small area of the liver and your liver function blood tests are in the stable range. In some cases, a small portion of the liver can be removed by a hepatectomy. Liver transplants are very effective in cases of small tumors, though donor organ availability is limited.
  • Chemotherapy Chemoembolization uses chemotherapy drugs to kill cancer cells. Radioembolization uses radioactive beads as the chemotherapy delivery mechanism.
  • Targeted therapy - is a treatment that targets liver cancer’s specific genes, proteins or tissue environment that contribute to its growth and survival. Because not all tumors have the same targets, your oncologist may run tests to identify genes, proteins or other factors in your tumor. This can help identify the best treatment possible.
  • Immunotherapy - also called biologic therapy, biological response modifier therapy, or biotherapy, uses the body's immune system to fight cancer cells in the liver. The cells, antibodies and organs of the immune system work to protect and defend the body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses.
  • Radiation Therapy - Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be used to treat small tumors. We can deliver stereotactic radiosurgery using TrueBeamTomoTherapy and Trilogy.

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.

If you would like a remote second opinion, we can connect you directly with expert physicians and specialists at the Weill Cornell Medicine Liver Cancer and Tumor Program. They will review your individual situation, answer your questions and provide you with information you can share with your family and local practitioner. You can then decide to come to our facilities for treatment or choose to stay in your hometown and receive treatment locally. Learn more at WCM Department of Surgery Second Opinion.  

Meet Our Surgeons

The surgeons at the Weill Cornell Medicine Liver Cancer and Tumor Program offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.

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