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. Robert S. Brown is fantastic!!! He is an exceptional doctor, and has earned my highest praise and gratitude. He was very thorough and methodical in evaluating my condition, and offered a plan of treatment which completely reversed it. From day one Dr. Brown displayed a genuine concern for my well-being, provided excellent care, and always spoke with me in a compassionate, reassuring, and respectful manner. I feel extremely fortunate that Dr. Brown is my doctor."
"Dr. Chandwani is highly knowledgeable and treats his patience with the utmost respect and care. He explains test results with great care, and has always been responsive to my questions and concerns. Often, in Western Medicine, doctors will talk down to patience, or expect patience to just following along without questioning treatment options. I feel blessed to have him as my surgeon and confidant."
"Dr. Watkins happened to be assigned to me by my transplant team, but he was also highly recommended by my dialysis doctor. He's patient, has great bedside manner, and is obviously highly respected by others in the medical industry. His administrative assistant is sharp, organized and positive, making a difficult visit into a much easier one."