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Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

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(212) 746-2127
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About Us

Weill Cornell Medicine's liver transplantation, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery program offers adults and children with liver and pancreatic diseases a combination of medical, surgical and radiologic expertise.

When surgery is indicated, we have a renowned team of hepatobiliary and pancreaticsurgeons who collaborate and review the individual treatment course for each patient and treat diseases using minimally invasive procedures leading to quicker recoveries and

Advanced Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery at New York’s #1 Hospital 18 years running

Our clinical liver transplant and hepatobiliary 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.

Our pancreatic program offers patients with pancreatic diseases and disorders personalized treatments for cancerous and noncancerous conditions, including pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, solid pseudopapillary tumors, and pancreatic cysts. We excel in early diagnosis, minimally invasive interventions, surgical services, and palliative treatment with a team of physicians — specializing in surgery, advanced endoscopy, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pain management, nutrition, radiology, and pathology. Our program features an interdisciplinary commitment to a personalized care plan that is tailored to each individual and integrates the latest scientific discoveries to overcome the many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in pancreatic diseases.

Through our collaborations, we offer distinct multidisciplinary clinic programs for patients with Liver Cancer or Pancreatic Cancer, held on Thursdays and Fridays respectively. These programs allow for multiple care team members and physicians to see you via video conference on the same day in a coordinated appointment. The multidisciplinary programs will allow for formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan to maximize your care through all of the cancer services important for your malignancy. The program's designated Access Nurse will help you navigate your care and can also connect you with supportive services as needed. You can call our office to learn more about these programs.

Our Locations

1283 York Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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New York, NY 10013
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Flushing, NY 11354
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Garden City, NY 11530
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Brooklyn, NY 11220
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New York, NY 10021
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Media

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

Joan Palmer

"Very professional. Explains everything. Good follow up."

Sep 17, 2021
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
Sandy Fernandez

"He and his team were wonderful, kind and patient with our family. He gave us a clear plan and that in and of itself was comforting! We highly recommend this surgeon and his entire team."

Jul 25, 2021
Source: Google
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