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The Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is dedicated to educating and improving the care of our patients by providing the highest level of complex and innovative surgical care, while upholding the department’s mission of clinical practice, clinical research, and education. Our faculty includes highly regarded and nationally recognized surgeons, who continue to contribute significantly to the enhancement of surgical quality of care and overall patient experience across our institution.
Our clinical programs are enhanced by an expansive team of physicians, nurses and other health professionals dedicated to providing the very best care for patients. The surgical faculty is organized into divisions that include:
Acute, Trauma and Critical Care
General, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry
Located in Flushing, New York, The Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, serving Queens and metro New York residents.
Through the use of cutting-edge technology, the Department of Surgery continues to provide comprehensive training programs, innovative research and outstanding patient care.
"The Knight in the Shining Armor has a name: Dr. Nitsana Spigland. When your oh-so-expected and already so-so-loved newborn baby is born with a health challenge that requires surgery, it’s like living your worst nightmare. But then Dr. Spigland comes in and literally saves your whole world. Our daughter was born with TE fistula. She could not swallow anything, milk or saliva. If the NYP NICU team hadn't been there for our baby when she was born, she wouldn’t have lived for long, eventually drowning with her own saliva. Dr. Spigland surgically repaired our daughter’s trachea and esophagus before our daughter was even 24 hours old. When we thought the worst was over, our daughter continued to deal with other challenges common for babies after TE fistula repair, like tracheomalacia (weakness of trachea around the area that was repaired) and reflux. Dr. Spigland continued to be actively involved in our daughter’s care, until she was transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital for one more additional surgery to correct her tracheomalacia. Dr. Spigland connected with the esophageal atresia (AE) team at Boston and the surgeon who’d perform the surgery. He later said that “your New York surgeon did a beautiful, beautiful job on your daughter’s esophagus”. Because of Dr. Spigland, our daughter was finally able to come home with us 90 days later, 100% healthy and safe. As all other parents who were lucky enough to have Dr. Spigland ‘fix’ their babies, my husband and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Spigland for saving our daughter’s life and saving our hopes and dreams of raising our precious little girl. We’ll make sure our daughter knows who Dr. Spigland is and what major role in her life she has played. Thank you, Dr. Spigland."
"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."
"My daughter had emergency surgery, Doctor Spigland and her team ensured me she was in good hands and indeed she was. She takes very good care of my daughter every single time she sees her and is very understanding and accommodating."