Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma-Upper East Side
Conveniently located on the Upper East Side in New York City, Weill Cornell Medicine’s Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma Surgeons perform thousands of procedures—both conventional and minimally invasive—on babies, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma (COT). This verification recognizes our dedication to providing high quality, multidisciplinary care to injured patients in our community and across the region.
Each and every member of our staff is committed to making your experience with us as smooth as possible. Using state-of-the-art technology our pediatric surgeons provide general and specialized surgical treatments, including, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), congenital lung malformations, esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula, intestinal atresia and abdominal wall defects.
In addition to providing outstanding individualized clinical care, we are committed to advancing the field of pediatric surgery through research and education with the goal of providing optimal results for every child in need.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
We will forever be grateful for Dr Chiweshe after she operated on our newborn baby. She has been clear and concise when explaining to us the procedure and the many steps that followed. Along with being extremely patient and caring.
Our baby girl was born on August 2023, and soon after, was diagnosticated with Biliary Atresia with Splenic Malformation Syndrome (BASM), which was adjacent to Hererotaxy Syndrome. The liver team at Weill-Cornell New York Presbyterian recommended a Kasai procedure to be performed before the end of first month of life, in the hands of Dr. Dimitri Merianos. Right after the confirmation of the date for surgery, Dr. Merianos reached out to us and with an outstanding empatic approach, without loosing objectivity, explained to us in great detail the characteristics of the procedure and the possible outcomes. Prior and after surgery (which included the Kasai Procedure, LADD Procedure, Gallbladder and Apendix removal) Dr. Merianos was always available for consultations and in several occasions even made first contact to let us know how everything was developing. Our baby Adri is now two months old and we’re extremely grateful for the professionalism and kindness of Dr. Merianos.
Absolutely loved meeting Dr. Merianos. Extremely informational, educated and professional. I appreciated his honest opinion towards my daughter's health. It's hard to find physicians who truly care about the person's wellbeing and advise on more natural routes rather than getting a procedure or surgery done. The overall staff was just amazing as well, super friendly, patient and thoughtful. Thank you so much!