Weill Cornell Medicine's liver transplantation, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery program offers adults and children with liver disease a combination of medical, surgical and radiologic expertise.
When surgery is indicated, we have a renowned team of hepatobiliary surgeons who collaborate and review the individual treatment course for each patient and treat diseases using minimally invasive procedures leading to quicker recoveries and less pain.
Advanced Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery at New York’s #1 Hospital 17 years running
Our clinical program expertise includes adult living donor transplantation, expanded donor criteria, treatment of recurrent hepatitis C, liver resections, and minimally invasive complex biliary surgery. We were the first institution to offer fully laparoscopic living liver donation and we also have among the highest success rates and the shortest wait time for liver transplants in the country.
Our approach always seeks to provide patients the least invasive treatment with the best results. Patients receive comprehensive care from a team of specialists — including hepatologists, liver transplant specialists, gastroenterologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, diagnostic and pathology experts, advanced-care nurses, social workers, and patient support staff — who work collaboratively to ensure that they receive the best treatment possible.
We also have a deep commitment to clinical innovation, which is made possible by a dynamic partnership between our physicians and academic researchers.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Chief liver surgeon Dr. Benjamin Samstein describes how Weill Cornell Medicine's team of specialists provide patients with the best care possible.
Dr. Karim Halazun speaks about treating liver cancer from a multidisciplinary approach.
Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Rohit Chandwani and pancreatic surgery.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"Dr. Watkins was extremely friendly, and knowledgeable, he put me right at ease. Was able to answer all of my questions. Prior to meeting with him I was hesitant about the transplant process. he helped ease my fears by informing me of the benefits of receiving a transplant. Additionally he knew where Poughkeepsie was.."
"Absolutely excellent. Her office staff in China town is amazing. Tremendously nice folks. Dr. Lucero is caring, tremendously communicative, I mean I had my results immediately with comments from her. She is a true gem who has definitely found her calling."
"Dr Benjamin Samstein is one of the most incredible doctors in so many areas of his field. His skill and knowledge as a liver transplant surgeon is difficult to surpass as our sister was close to not surviving and his surgical wisdom and dedication gave her a second chance at life. Also as a family we found he was warmly personable, very informative and open to our questions regarding our sisters care and recovery. Our sister, Marie, and we as a family were truly blessed to have Dr Samstein and his team on this difficult and now rewarding journey. With All Gratitude, The Hegarty Family"