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.
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"Our family cannot sing Dr. Merianos’ praises loud enough! He cured our son of a very special, abnormal case of Hirschsprung’s Disease. Before the intensive surgery, he went to great lengths to be especially considerate to us …. extremely emotional, sleep deprived, nervous new parents living in the NICU …. explaining what his thought process was at every step; including holding our hands during diagnosis, drawing diagrams of our son’s exceptional circumstance, providing treatment options, checking in multiple times a day to prep us and our son for the surgery, calling us at certain milestones during the surgery, and setting our son up for success for the rest of his life (he had to relocate the small and large intestine, so he had the foresight to remove our son’s appendix because in thirty years a doctor won’t know to look for it’s new location). Not a day goes by that we don’t think about how grateful we are that Dr. Merianos was our surgeon. Our thoughts are with you that your family is in a situation to read this review - but we’re confident that Dr. Merianos will be your silver lining."
"Dr. Steigman and nurse Emily Sullivan are very kind and responsive whenever I emailed them with questions about the appointments and questions related to the surgical site. New York definitely needs more doctors and nurses like them!"
"Dr. Oh and the chief resident, Dr Robinson were amazing. They informed us along the way at every step of our daughter's emergency surgery. During recovery, I understood all aspects of the decisions that were being made for the care of our daughter. He and his team, answered every question with directness, respect and empathy. I am thankful Dr. Oh and his team were taking care of our family. I cannot say enough good about him and the team. We are grateful."