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
"When your doctor is one of a kind. Dr. Watkins is extremely courteous, patient and attentive. He ensures that all your concerns and questions are thoroughly answered, he explains patients medical situations in depth so that it’s understood. You can tell he truly loves what he does an added bonus for me is his ability to make one feel comforted and secure, Dr. Watkins southern hospitality is impeccable, he is an amazing doctor overall."
"Dr. Halazun, involves his patients in all treatment decisions, and he listens and respects his patients opinions."
"I thought Dr Sammstein was great! He was confident, knowledgeable, and patient with all my questions. He took the time to explain procedure, recovery, meds with me, and at no time did he make me feel rushed. He also went into detail about my existing problem, showing me the CTT Scan and explaining how the liver works. I was very pleased to have met him. I left the visit feeling more informed and reassured . Thank you"