Destination Surgery

Each year, thousands of patients from the United States and around the world travel to NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical center for surgical care from our world renowned team of surgeons.

The Columbia Hernia Center understands that special challenges face patients and their families travelling from afar for consultations / surgery with surgeons in the Hernia Center. Every effort is made upfront to schedule and coordinate appointments for anticipated laboratory, endoscopy and radiology investigations as well as appointments with other providers with your office visit so as to streamline your appointments on the day of your visit and minimize wait times. Please confirm this with the office prior to your visit. 

If you are traveling from >300 miles away from New York City for your Hernia Surgery care, please see the links below for valuable resources.


Hotel/lodging arrangements (Request New York Presbyterian patient rates)

  • McKeen Pavilion Guest Accommodations Area (Located in the Milstein Hospital Building — 9th floor)
    177 Fort Washington Ave, NY, NY 10032
    (212) 305-5951 (M-F 7am-5pm; Sat/Sun/holidays 8am-4pm)
  • Econo Lodge — Fort Lee (Offers free shuttle bus service with reservation)
    2143 Hudson Terrance, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
    (201) 944-5332
  • Crown Plaza Englewood (Offers free shuttle bus service with reservation)
    401 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
    (201) 871-2020

Local Airports:

Interpreter arrangements: Please call our office to arrange: (212) 326-5547


Our Global Services team of multilingual Patient Coordinators and Financial Representatives guide international patients through their medical care experience. The team provides international patients an unparalleled level of customized service and personal attention every step of the way.

Patient Coordinators are available around-the-clock, seven days a week, to meet your every need as they facilitate your care. Patient Coordinators assist you with medical appointments, accommodations and travel documentation while the Financial Representatives work closely with you regarding financial matters.

Global patient services:
Phone number: (212) 746-9100

If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact our Practice Manager at (212) 342-1734.