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Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma

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About Us

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine provides specialized multidisciplinary care for newborns, children and adolescents with conditions that benefit from surgical treatment. Our division is affiliated with the highly ranked Komansky Childrens' Hospital and the newly constructed Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Our practice provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to newborns, children and adolescents with a multitude of conditions.

Pediatric surgeons treat children of all ages, ranging from newborns to young adults. Our surgeons perform operations that correct many newborn congenital birth defects and malformations. They also perform the full spectrum of elective and emergency procedures on older children and adolescents.

Our team philosophy is that of collaborative, family-centered care. Our surgeons are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their field who consider the unique needs of patients and their unique families with compassion and dignity. We offer a multidisciplinary surgical approach with colleagues in multiple specialties to provide focused comprehensive care for our patients.

Our surgeons are nationally recognized experts whose mission is to perform the most advanced surgical techniques to provide the best possible outcomes. Our clinical care, education and research endeavors are why our division is one of the most highly regarded in the country.

Our Pediatric Surgical Services Include:

  • Pediatric surgical care of newborns
  • Pediatric surgical care of infants, children and adolescents, including:
    • Pediatric head and neck surgery
    • Breast surgery in children
    • Chest wall deformities in children
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Pediatric abdominal surgery (includes abdominal wall, abdominal and colorectal surgery)
  • Pediatric trauma surgery
  • Pediatric cancer surgery
  • Lymphatic and vascular malformations


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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

Yogi Bear

"I took my son for consultation... we were warmly greeted and my son was made comfortable before seeing Dr. Steigman. He was very professional yet got us to feel confident that his practice and his expertise in this case would make it a safe procedure... thanks again 👍🏼👍🏼"

Sep 05, 2022
Source: Google
Christine McKenna
Talking about P. Stephen Oh, M.D.

"There is so much that we want to say about how much Dr. Oh means to our family. Our son’s trip to Weill Cornell was the first medical challenge our family has faced (we have been very lucky), and sitting in the ER hearing his diagnosis was the scariest moment of our lives. But when Dr. Oh walked in to the room in the ER, we immediately felt reassured. He was confident, smart, compassionate and patient as he walked us through the surgery he needed and his recovery. Our son’s surgery went perfectly thanks to Dr. Oh and his team, and his recovery has been smooth. Dr. Oh has been available to us through every step of his recovery, and it is very reassuring to know he is there if we have any questions or concerns. We both will never forget Dr. Oh walking into our room to let us know the surgery went well – with a huge smile on his face that immediately made us feel better. Dr. Oh clearly has a gift - not only for surgery, but also for caring for scared parents during difficult times. We feel incredibly grateful that Dr. Oh happened to be on call when we were in the ER, and would recommend him without any reservation to any other family who needs a surgeon to care for their child. He is the best of the best."

Aug 26, 2022
Source: Google

"Dr. Merianos was referred to us by my daughter's endocrinologist Dr. T. Shumaker. I can not recommend Dr. Merianos and his staff and team enough. The two procedures, recovery and follow-up, all went as planned and explained. Having a doctor and a team/staff that puts patients first is priceless. I will recommend the Dr and team, hands down."

Aug 21, 2022
Source: Healthgrades
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