The Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in surgical care. We have established a reputation for excellence because of our commitment to the best surgical care possible — always delivered with a personalized, compassionate approach.
As our patient, you will be cared for by our highly trained and experienced surgeons who use the most advanced technology and techniques available. Your personalized care team, including nurses who specialize in surgical care, prioritize your comfort throughout the entire experience. We work closely with every patient’s family, loved ones and support networks to ensure that they feel informed and empowered.
Patients from around the world come to us for advanced surgical treatments that result in less pain, fewer complications, faster recovery and improved overall health.
Exceptional surgeons: All surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine are highly trained and experienced. Many are leaders in their fields or the nation’s top expert in their subspecialty. Our surgeons are committed to providing the best possible surgical care, offering minimally invasive techniques whenever appropriate.
Our approach of helping patients achieve their optimal quality of life has led to our high patient satisfaction rates.
Personalized, compassionate care that prioritizes your comfort: As our patient, you will receive a unique care plan based on your individual condition and long-term health goals. You have direct access to a dedicated care coordinator, who will arrange and manage all logistics and appointments as you prepare for surgery. This promotes a more successful experience, during which you will feel well informed and comfortable.
Innovative research: Above and beyond providing surgical care to our patients, our surgeons are researching ways to improve all aspects of surgery — including techniques and technology. As an academic institution, all aspects of care are based on the latest scientific research and data.
If your doctor believes that you qualify for one of the studies being conducted at the Department of Surgery, you can choose to participate in one of our clinical trials as part of your treatment. By joining a trial, you can help advance surgical care.
Comprehensive network: As a patient at Weill Cornell Medicine, you will have access to a broad network of specialists, including experts in emotional wellness. This multidisciplinary care helps ensure that you receive the exact care needed for optimum physical and emotional well-being.
We know that you want the highest level of care for your surgery. That is why we’ve made changes to our patient experience to address the realities brought on by COVID-19. Our safety measures and commitment to cleanliness help ensure that you can continue your care to achieve optimum health.
Whether you are receiving inpatient (overnight) care or an outpatient procedure for your surgery, rest assured that our team is here to answer your questions and provide compassionate comfort along the way. We will collaborate with your family, loved ones and support networks to ensure that they feel informed and empowered.
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"Virtual visit was very effective and efficient. It was the first time utilizing the virtual visit but I would recommend it. We were able to accomplish everything in a few minutes. Without travel and sitting in a waiting room."
"Dr. Winchell is a fantastic doctor. He fixed my appendicitis, and he was extremely kind during the post-op visit."
"I normally don’t write reviews but i needed to this time because they deserve it. One of the best visits I had at a hospital. Very professional and they actually care about their patients. Dr. Kelly and his staff are amazing. I would never want to go thru surgery again with them lol(who wants to go thru surgery) but if i had to choose a hospital, I’ll Deff go back to them. Thank you all for everything you did for me during my time."