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Columbia University’s Department of Surgery consists of physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals united in their mission to deliver the best surgical care possible. We are a vital part of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center and proud partner of NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, sharing in the highly regarded history of both institutions. We offer the full spectrum of specialized and subspecialized surgical services.

Our Services

Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

Our mission at the Kidney and Pancreatic Transplant Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is to offer our patients unmatched surgical skill, world-class support, and expanded access to live donor organs. We offer transplants for kidney failure associated with a number of conditions, including: End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Genetic. Our programs include: Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program, Living Kidney Donor Program, Kidney Autotransplant Program, Pancreas Transplantation Program.

For more information, please call 212-305-6469.

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Liver Transplant

The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Columbia University Irving Medical Center combines expert care from multiple specialities in order to treat every form of liver disease. Founded in 1998, we are one of the first liver programs built from the start as a multidisciplinary unit, which has allowed us to provide unparalleled treatment. As both an academic facility and multidisciplinary unit, we are equipped to offer the very best in medical care, patient services, and health research. Our programs include: Living Donor Program, Robotic Liver Surgery Program, Liver Cancer Program, Pediatric Liver Program, Pediatric Liver to Adult Transition (PLATinum) Program, Intestinal & Multiorgan Transplant Program, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Program.

For more information, please call 877-548-3763.

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Cardiac Surgery

The Cardiac Surgery Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center takes a comprehensive approach to treating every form and severity of heart disease. This includes a full suite of surgical care for conditions like heart attacks, heart failure, and aortic disease, as well as specialized services for less common conditions like cardiac tumors and connective tissue disorders. We run internationally recognized programs for heart transplants, mechanical assist devices, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Our programs include: Aortic Center, Adult Heart Surgery Program, Heart Transplant, Pediatric Heart Surgery Program, Marfan Clinic

For more information, please call 212-305-2633.

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Colorectal Surgery

The Colorectal Surgery Division at Columbia University Irving Medical Center takes on the most complex cases. Each of our surgeons exclusively specialize in colon and rectal surgery and have expertise in various surgical areas. Ranked in the top 10 hospitals in the nation for gastrointestinal care, the Colorectal Surgery team treats more patients for more conditions than other colorectal surgery centers in the city, making Columbia's team a global leader in colon and rectal care.

For more information, please call 212-342-1155. For IBD care, please call 212-305-9664.

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Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal)

The Endocrine Surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center provide care as part of a team-based approach with their colleagues in medical endocrinology, oncology, radiology, pathology, genetics, and anesthesiology. They are among the most skilled at minimally invasive endocrine operations in the country. Together, the team leads three comprehensive treatment centers that cover all aspects of care for any thyroid, parathyroid, or adrenal condition. 

For more information, please call 212-305-0444.

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Thyroid Surgery

The Thyroid Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center treats thyroid diseases like thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and more.  Our dedicated thyroid experts and related subspecialists will partner with you to form a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your specific goals of care. We offer unique services like our Thyroid Biopsy Clinic for same-day biopsies and evaluations and our Interventional Endocrinology Program for non-surgical procedures.

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Parathyroid Surgery

The Parathyroid Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is a collection of leading medical and surgical specialists from multiple departments who have come together for a single purpose: to provide the highest quality care for anyone dealing with problems related to the parathyroid glands. Special services within our center include minimally invasive surgery, our pioneering Metabolic Bone Disease Unit, our advanced parathyroid imaging technology like the 4D CT scan, and a dedicated pediatric parathyroid team.

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Adrenal Surgery

Our mission at the Adrenal Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care by bringing all these specialists together in one location with one purpose: to help you with your adrenal disorder. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, with each patient receiving care from a team of endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, nephrologists, radiologists and more, who all work together to plan the optimal course of treatment for the specific disorder and its effects on the rest of the body.

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Gallbladder and Appendix (General Surgery)

With our years of experience, advanced training, and the extensive resources of one of the country’s top hospitals at our fingertips, the General Surgery group at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is uniquely qualified to give quick, accurate diagnosis and deliver quality, personalized surgical management for a broad range of common and unusual abdominal diseases. We offer both a dedicated Acute Care Surgery service for emergency care, along with an Elective General Surgery service for people suffering from conditions like gallstones that require surgical treatment, but whose symptoms are controlled enough that they don’t need surgery immediately.

For more information, please call 212-342-1734.

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Hernia Surgery

The Hernia Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center comprises world-class, fellowship-trained hernia surgeons who have dedicated their professional careers to the performance and advancement of hernia surgery. They are adept in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, which through the center's own research has been shown to improve outcomes and quality of life compared to traditional methods.

For more information, please call 212-305-5947.

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Lung and Chest (Thoracic) Surgery

The Surgical Lung & Chest Care program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center , we provide the most up-to-date options for all chest conditions, from the extremely common to the most rare and complex―including lung cancers, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, myasthenia gravis, diaphragm disorders and more. Our programs include: Advanced Emphysema & COPD Program, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program, Women’s Lung Center.

For more information, please call 212-304-7535.

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Pancreas Surgery

The Pancreas Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is one of the first dedicated multidisciplinary centers of its kind in the world. Studies have shown that patients who undergo pancreas surgery at high-volume centers that perform more than 16 pancreas operations per year experience fewer complications and enjoy more successful outcomes. Our Pancreas Center performs nearly 200 pancreas operations per year.

For more information, please call 212-305-9467.

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Pediatric Surgery

When your child needs surgery, only the top experts and safest, most effective procedures will do, which is exactly what you will receive at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. We take a comprehensive approach to pediatric surgical care, working closely with our partners in pediatric anesthesiology, neonatology and all pediatric medical subspecialties to deliver a level of service and quality that marks us as one of the top programs in the country.

For more information, please call 212-342-8585.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Welcome to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Care at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Each of the plastic surgeons on our clinical staff is proficient in multiple areas of specialization. These areas range from routine, non-surgical cosmetic procedures to complex reconstructive operations and body contouring surgery after significant weight loss. Our programs include: Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Surgery

For more information, please call 212-305-3103.

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Cancer Surgery (Breast, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Stomach)

Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers our patients the full range of surgical procedures and techniques available to treat a wide range of cancer types, and as part of Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, we also collaborate with a collection of nonsurgical programs designed to help guide and support our patients through every step of their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

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Breast Surgery

The Surgical Breast Care Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides comprehensive treatment for all forms of breast disease. We use the most advanced services available, state-of-the-art equipment, and personalized management from leading clinical experts to give patients everything they need to feel in control of their health.

For more information, please call 212-305-9676.

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The Melanoma Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is designed to give you the comprehensive care and attention you deserve. With access to a multidisciplinary team, our patients benefit from a coordinated approach to treating, managing, and preventing every type of melanoma. In addition to our advanced surgical therapies, we offer the full spectrum of non-surgical options for your melanoma treatment. This includes general chemotherapy as well as targeted radiation therapy.

For more information, please call 212-305-0273.

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The Sarcoma Care Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is led by surgeons with extensive experience operating on many different sarcoma cases, including difficult to treat retroperitoneal sarcomas (found in the back of the abdomen) and pelvic sarcomas. Our surgical oncologists are amongst the most experienced in the country.

For more information, please call 212-305-0273.

Stomach Cancer

The Stomach Cancer Care Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care through early detection initiatives and multidisciplinary collaborative care. Our specialized teams can perform the full range of diagnostic and treatment services, including robotic surgical options not offered elsewhere.

For more information, please call 212-305-0273.

Vascular Surgery

Welcome to Complete Vascular Care at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. We cover a broad range of vascular services, from cosmetic vein procedures to highly complex aortic surgery. Our team of experts provide patients with personalized care and coordinate all necessary tests for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Regardless of the severity of the vascular disease, our surgeons are wide-ranging experts in non-surgical and surgical treatments. Our programs include: Vein Care, Peripheral Artery Disease Care, Diabetes-Related Vascular Care

For more information, please call 646-317-8282.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Welcome to the Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. We understand what it means to constantly struggle with your weight, and we want to help you find a long-term solution. Our team has a steadfast commitment to long-term personalized care. Surgery is only one component of that care. Equally important is the education, lifelong follow-up, and support our teams provide. Before you enter the operating room, you’ll know exactly what to expect and what steps to take afterward to maximize weight loss. Para personas habla Español, visite nuestro Centro para Cirugía Metabólica y de Obesidad.

For more information, please call 212-305-4000.

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