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 18 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
"Doctor Watkins is a great doctor who shows concern for his patients and he takes his time with his patients he is an excellent doctor"
"This was my first time meeting Dr. Samstein. There is always a feeling of anxiety when meeting a new medical professional, especially when it concerns a proceedure you have never done before. The receptionist, which is always the face of the practice, was friendly and understanding. The nurse who took my vitals made me feel at ease, another good sign. Soon after, I met the doctor who's kindness and professionalism shone through. Dr. Samstein explained everything and answered all of my questions. At the end of my visit, I felt confident and that I was in good hands."
"Dr. Chandwani is highly knowledgeable and treats his patients with the utmost respect and care. He explains test results with great care, and has always been responsive to my questions and concerns. I feel blessed to have him as my surgeon and confidante."