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Surgery

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ColumbiaDoctors Surgery provides the highest quality service for all surgical needs.   We work tirelessly to deliver the most comprehensive and compassionate care available, whether it is for routine procedures or the most complex of cases. To request an appointment or learn more, please contact us at 855-CUSURGE (855-287-8743)

Services at ColumbiaDoctors Surgery include:

Breast, Skin & Soft Tissue Surgery

  • The Clinical Breast Cancer Program

Our Breast Cancer Program is known for patient-centered, personalized care with high survival rates and low complication rates while maintaining a normal breast appearance. Our surgeons have pioneered new techniques to achieve clean margins and deliver intra-operative radiation simultaneously during surgery.  We offer complementary supportive healing modalities such as Reiki that reduce stress and promote rapid recovery.

  • The Melanoma Center

The Melanoma Center offers comprehensive, coordinated screening and treatment services for this form of skin cancer, including full body scan technology for high risk patients, radiation treatment, gamma knife surgery, excisional surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and state of the art immune and vaccine therapies.  We also run a variety of clinical trials in our effort to develop new and better melanoma treatments.

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

ColumbiaDoctor’s plastic surgeons employ the full range of reconstructive techniques for breast cancer patients following mastectomy or lumpectomy, as well as facial repair for those born with cleft lip and palate.  Our team of experts also offers a unique life-stage approach to cosmetic surgery that works with each patient to achieve optimal aesthetic results.

Endocrine Surgery

  • The  Thyroid Center

The New York Thyroid Center of Columbia University is dedicated to providing superior care and education to patients with disorders of the thyroid gland. Our team of endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, geneticists, and ophthalmologists are world leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders.  Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedures that provide excellent cosmetic results and dramatically reduce operative and recovery times.  The Thyroid Biopsy Clinic allows same-day evaluation of thyroid nodules, providing efficient and effective care. We also conduct ground-breaking research into the causes, prevention, and treatments of this challenging group of disorders.  We look forward to working closely with you and your physicians to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you.

  • The  Parathyroid Center

The New York Parathyroid Center of Columbia University brings together a world-class group of experts in parathyroid disease in order to take the best care of you. Our team of endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, radiologists, and geneticists work together with you to plan a course of treatment that is personalized to you.  Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedures that provide excellent cosmetic results and dramatically reduce recovery times.   Our radiology group has pioneered state of the art imaging technology to locate diseased parathyroid glands.  The specialists of the Metabolic Bone Unit are not only the world’s experts in the care of patients with parathyroid disease, but through their research are also at the forefront of making critical discoveries in this field.  Our center is one of only a few select programs in the U.S. that offers such complete multidisciplinary care to serve this special group of patients. We look forward to putting our resources to work for you.

  • The Adrenal Center

The mission of the Columbia University Adrenal Center is to provide the best, most compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients with adrenal disorders.We believe that patients with adrenal disease require a multidisciplinary team approach.Our expert team of endocrine surgeons, radiologists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, geneticists, oncologists, and cardiologists work together with you to plan the best course of treatment.Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedures that dramatically reduce recovery times and provide excellent cosmetic results.   Our medical oncology group is not only the world’s leaders in the care of patients with adrenal disease, but is conducting cutting-edge research that is transforming how we care for these patients.  We look forward to putting our resources to work for you.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • The Pancreas Center

The Pancreas Center is founded on the principle that treatment of pancreas disorders demands a commitment to collaboration in patient care. Our mission is to be a center of excellence dedicated to decreasing the burden of pancreatic cancer; the Pancreas Center provides outstanding medical care, undertakes breakthrough research, pioneers prevention and early detection techniques, educates patients and clinicians, and trains physicians to become experts in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, all with the goal of making the disease a controllable illness. We offer a full-range of services to patients and families, including genetic screening, emotional counseling and nutritional support, and the most up-to-date medical and surgical options available.

  • Advanced Care for Colorectal Diseases

ColumbiaDoctors colorectal surgeons perform laparoscopic, robotic, and open abdominal surgery as well as anorectal operations for the simplest to most complex colorectal conditions. We are known for our superior level care of colon and rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders, diverticulitis and anorectal surgery. In complex abdominal and pelvic floor cases, our highly experienced team of experts is often able to maintain or restore continence—results that other centers are unable to achieve.

  • Center for Gastric Cancer Care

At the Center for Gastric Cancer Care, we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care with state-of-the-art detection and treatment initiatives.  Our multidisciplinary group of surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, radiologists and oncologists meets regularly to customize individual treatment plans for every patient, to insure the best possible outcome.

  • The Center For Liver Disease and Transplantation

The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation provides multidisciplinary care for patients with liver cancer, cirrhosis and other forms of liver failure.The CTLDT has pioneered laparoscopic living donor liver donation and partial liver transplants that allow a patient’s own liver to heal and function on its own.

  • Small Bowel/Multivisceral/Ex Vivo Transplant program

Our Transplant Team includes leaders in intestinal, or small bowel, transplantation for those with intestinal failure, and in multivisceral transplantation for those who need multiple organs transplanted at once. Our surgeons have pioneered the highly specialized Ex Vivo Transplant for invasive cancers, in which a patient’s organs are operated on outside of the body, then re-implanted once the cancer cells have been removed.

  • The Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Our center offers the latest, cutting-edge approaches to weight loss and treats patients at five locations throughout the New York area. Our Comprehensive Obesity and Metabolism Management and Treatment Program (COMMIT) provides a thorough metabolic analysis and counsels patients on a variety of medical, surgical and non-surgical, endoscopic weight loss options. We work to ensure that each individual patient gets the best treatment for their situation. Our expert surgeons offer the most minimally invasive approaches and work with a dedicated team including full time nutritionists to help you get the best results possible.

General Surgery

  • Acute Care (Gallbladder, Appendix, Hernia, Spleen)

We treat common surgical issues and emergencies, with an emphasis on using minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy and endoscopy.Our dedicated Acute Care Surgery team is one of the first in the nation and the first in the New York metropolitan area, and is available 24/7 to perform emergency general surgery, trauma surgery, and surgical critical care, as well as elective general surgery.

  • Hernia Center

The Columbia University Hernia Center is dedicated to the prompt and expert evaluation of abdominal wall hernias that have arisen spontaneously or as a result of previous surgery. Many of our patients come to us after previous unsuccessful hernia surgery. We employ state-of-the-art methods, including both open and laparoscopic techniques, to repair hernias of the abdomen. 

Heart and Vascular Surgery

  • The Heart Center

Our internationally recognized cardiac surgeons work in close collaboration with our cardiologists at the Vivian & Seymour Family Heart Center to provide world-leading care for all types of heart conditions, including issues with circulation, rate and rhythm, valves and muscles.

  • The Cardiac Transplant Program

Our heart transplant program is the top in the nation, and we provide treatment for some of the most complicated cases from around the world.Columbia has a long and distinguished history of advancing standards of care and survival rates with innovative surgical techniques.

  • The Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

The surgeons and cardiologists at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care have a distinguished history of improving care for those dealing with severe heart failure.Our doctors use innovative surgical techniques and invent life-sustaining devices that can prolong life during the wait for organ availability or even serve as a viable alternative to transplant.

  • The Heart Valve Center

Surgeons at ColumbiaDoctors’s Heart Valve Center are at the forefront of innovation in the treatment of valve disease. Our team pioneered the TAVR procedure, a minimally invasive technique to replace damaged aortic valves, and they are national leaders in the minimally invasive treatment of mitral valve regurgitation.

  • Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions

Our team operates on all types of vascular issues involving arteries and veins outside the heart, specializing in minimally invasive, endovascular procedures.  We also offer cosmetic treatment for varicose and spider veins at our world-class Vein Program.

  • The Aortic Center

The Aortic Center is a world leader in the treatment of aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections and aortic valve disease. We are actively researching the causes of, and new treatment alternatives for, serious aortic disease, and offer long-term follow up care.

  • The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

One of the few centers in the U.S specializing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the HCM Center offers expertise in heart failure, genetics, noninvasive imaging, interventional techniques, cardiac surgery, and heart transplantation.

  • The Adult Congenital Heart Center

The Schneeweiss Adult Congenital Heart Center is one of the largest and oldest adult congenital heart disease programs in the United States, treating approximately 3,000 adults every year at five locations.

  • The Cardiac Tumor Program

ColumbiaDoctors Cardiac Tumor Program is one of only a handful of such centers in the world dedicated to caring for patients with rare and serious cardiac masses.

Kidney Surgery

  • The Renal and Pancreatic Transplant Program

Our surgical team performs 250-260 kidney transplants a year for people with end-stage kidney disease, making us one of the top programs in the country. For cases of severe kidney disease due to type 1 diabetes, we offer combined kidney and pancreas transplants, which can be both life-saving and curative.

Lung, Esophagus and Thoracic Surgery 

  • The Chest Center

The Price Family Chest Center for lung and esophageal diseases delivers the most advanced surgical treatments for lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, emphysema, esophageal cancer, pectus excavatum, and benign esophageal  disease. Our surgeons work together with world renowned pulmonogists, gastroenterologists and oncologists, to diagnose and treat both complex and routine thoracic pulmonary and esophageal disorders.

  • Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Transplantation

The ColumbiaDoctors lung transplantation program was launched in 1985. It is known internationally for its stellar results, and leading contributor to basic scientific and clinical research in transplantation. We now perform 75 single and double lung transplants a year.  In the past seven years, our surgeons have made improvements in care that have increased the long-term survival rate for lung transplantation nationwide by 50%. We have also established a new protocol to expand the pool of available donor lungs for transplant. Our three-year patient survival rate is an impressive 81%—13 points higher than the national average.

  • The Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center

Columbia has the largest pulmonary hypertension center in the world. We treat all causes of the disease, and our surgeons are among the few in the nation who routinely perform life-saving surgical clot removals for those with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

  • Center for Acute Respiratory Failure and ECMO

Our multidisciplinary team provides the most advanced treatment for acute respiratory failure using ECMO—a bypass machine that supports the lung. Our ECMO Program is one of the largest in the world, with over 200 cases per year and is the world’s most experienced in medical ECMO transport.

  • The Esophageal Disorders Program

Our Esophageal Disorders Program provides the latest surgical solutions for esophageal cancer, achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux, and other esophageal disorders. Our team is currently developing new diagnostic, interventional, and surgical approaches to minimize risks, foster faster recoveries, and produce even better outcomes.

  • Diaphragm Center

The Diaphragm Center employs surgical techniques to treat patients with paralyzed diaphragms, which, if untreated, can result in either reduced exercise tolerance or, in some patients with spinal cord injuries, respiratory failure and ventilatory dependance. Few surgical teams in the world can match the number of patients we treat with paralyzed diaphragms. 

  • The Center for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the hands is a very common problem that can have profound impact on all aspects of someones life. Many people with this condition suffer in silence, unaware that treatment is available. At the Center for Hyperhidrosis, patients with this problem can be evaluated and treated by a team of doctors, who are committed to curing this disorder.

Pediatric Surgery

Other Surgeries

  • If you are looking for information regarding orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, or eye surgery, please visit the corresponding pages on the Columbia Doctors site.  If you do not see the type of surgery you need, please contact us at 855-CUSURGE (855-287-8743)