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Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

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The liver transplantation, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery team at Weill Cornell Medicine offers patients expert, collaborative medical, surgical and radiologic expertise for optimal well-being.

Our surgeons have unparalleled experience and expertise. Using a personalized, patient-centric approach, we collaborate and develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient, using minimally invasive procedures when possible.

We encourage patients and loved ones to ask questions about their condition, procedure and treatment options — and are committed to supporting your physical and emotional wellness at all times.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine?

Leaders in Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Our team is part of one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospitals in New York. Our program is one of the highest-volume programs in the nation, meaning that many patients entrust their care to us.

Excellent Surgeons

Our surgeons have gained a reputation as leaders in liver, hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery advancements. Compared to other leading institutions, our team holds more extensive training and experience.

In addition to providing compassionate care for our patients, our surgeons also pursue innovative research and new approaches that improve and enhance your patient experience — and contribute to advancements in care.

Accomplishments in Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Patient Care

As our patient, you will benefit from receiving care from a cohesive team of experts at a leading academic medical center because you will have access to the most advanced technology and techniques, as well as receive care from specialists who are leaders in the fields.

Our liver transplantation, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery team has a history of excellence in patient care. Our current accomplishments include: 

  • Our living donor liver transplant program is the largest in the region, as well as the only program in the New York metro area to offer fully laparoscopic donor hepatectomy.
  • We were the first institution to offer the fully laparoscopic living liver donation procedure; now, we are one of only four in the country to offer this option.
  • For transplant procedures, our success rates are among the highest in the nation.
  • Our wait time for liver transplantation is among the shortest in the nation.
  • Compared to other institutions in the New York City area, we provide a higher rate of transplants with one of the most highly experienced care teams.

Multidisciplinary, Personalized Surgical Care

As our patient, you benefit from care from a wide range of specialists who provide excellent surgical care and have expertise in treating complex and rare conditions, including liver resections and complex biliary conditions. We also care for adenocarcinoma (pancreatic cancer), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, solid pseudopapillary tumors and pancreatic cysts.

Your care team will collaborate to help you achieve your health goals and the best possible quality of life. The multidisciplinary approach benefits patients with a comprehensive treatment plan that maximizes your care and overall well-being. This team may include:

Remote Second Opinion

If you would like a remote second opinion, we can connect you with expert physicians and specialists at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Chief liver surgeon Dr. Benjamin Samstein describes how Weill Cornell Medicine's team of specialists provide patients with the best care possible.

Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Rohit Chandwani and pancreatic surgery.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Catherine Kraus

"Dr.Chandwani saved my cousin's life almost a year ago. My cousin, who has a complicated medical background, was in need of the whipple procedure. Dr.Chandwani performed the surgery and did an amazing job. My fiance, who has a complicated medical background as well, was told he needed gallbladder surgery. I took him to Dr. Chandwani and he said there is no eminent need for gallbladder surgery. The doctor was just so nice, caring, through and wonderful. I am forever grateful to him as he has helped my 2 favorite guys in the world !!!!"

Nov 18, 2022
Source: Google
Michael Milheron

"I've been with Dr Samstein for 14 years. Having two liver transplants I can say that Dr Samstein has guided me through difficult times. His knowledge and expertise in his field of medicine is very reassuring that I am in the best of care."

Aug 31, 2021
Source: Healthgrades
S. Sadek

"The purpose of my visit was to evaluate my case to go through a complicated liver transplant. Being a medical scientist I knew before the visit that it is challenging case with high risk. During the visit Dr. Halazun explained in detail his approach to minimise the risk. After the visit I felt that I will be in good hands and gave me hope. In addition, he has a good sense of humor. My experience at Cornell was great. I highly recommend Dr. Halazun and Cornell to patients who need liver transplant."

Jul 03, 2021
Source: Healthgrades
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