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Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma

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About Us

Weill Cornell Medicine is a major patient referral center for complex and rare gastrointestinal disorders in infants and children.

Weill Cornell Pediatric Surgery Located at New York's Komansky Center for Children's Health

Our programs for children integrate the expertise of pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric radiologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, neonatologists, perinatologists and other surgical subspecialists who work collaboratively to coordinate a fully integrated plan of care.

Treatment, counseling and planning for corrective action can start before birth, while the child is still in the womb, through our involvement with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Perinatal Center. Children or parents admitted to the center will be able to meet with a skilled pediatric gastrointestinal doctor for consultation.

We also treat children with a variety of gastrointestinal, hepatic and biliary malignancies. In addition to the primary resection of intra-abdominal and gastrointestinal tumors, we perform hepatic resections and Kasai portoenterostomies for the treatment of biliary atresia. We are also an active member of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research.

Our physicians also treat the full spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders in older children. This includes diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, intestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular diseases in children, hepatobiliary disorders and mal-rotation.

All care takes place on a kid-friendly pediatric floor, where a child life program and child-friendly operating rooms help smooth the transition for young patients' stay in the hospital.

Our Locations

263 7th Avenue, Suite 4E
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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198-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
New York, New York 11365
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WABC’s “Medical Marvels” series spotlighted Dr. Nitsana Spigland’s efforts to remove a rare and large tumor from a newborn girl. Dr. Spigland is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Trauma at Weill Cornell Medicine.

What Our Patients Are Saying


"Dr Merianos performed the Nuss Procedure on our 14 year old, march 2022. From start to finish everything went smoothly & successfully, and this was in the middle of a pandemic. Our son is recuperating beautifully & despite all our worries before the surgery, we are very happy with the results and would do it again."

Mar 29, 2022
Source: Healthgrades
Felicia Mensah

"I love her,She is so caring, encouraging, good, amazing woman"

Feb 17, 2022
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"Dr. Steigman performed laparoscopic hernia surgery on my 11-yr old son in Jan 2022. Everything went very smoothly. We had a follow-up visit about 2 weeks later. My son returned to his normal physical activities w/o difficulty. As background, we met w/Dr. Steigman once, prior to surgery, in Dec of 2021 to confirm the diagnosis of our pediatrician. During this first encounter & both of the subsequent engagements, Dr. Steigman answered all questions very calmly, thoroughly, and politely. I never felt like he was in a hurry to leave, as I’ve felt with some other doctors. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Steigman. The first pediatric surgeon to whom we were referred decided to retire after we made an appointment w/him. I got to Dr. Steigman via online research. Turns out that while in medical school, Dr. Steigman studied under the doc to whom we were originally referred. Guess it was kismet we found our way to him."

Jan 28, 2022
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