Robotic surgery offers a safe, precise, and minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery. The Robotic Liver Surgery Program at NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center combines cutting-edge technologies and the skills of world-class surgeons to treat a wide range of conditions, including benign and malignant tumors of the liver and bile duct.
To learn more or to make an appointment with the Robotic Liver Surgery Program, please call (212) 305-0914 or use our appointment request form.
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive approach that uses highly specialized technology to perform complex procedures without open surgery. In the hands of expert surgeons, these robotic instruments can navigate through narrow spaces within the body with a high level of precision and confidence.
Robotic surgery uses small incisions to access the surgical site, avoiding the large incisions associated with traditional liver surgeries. Patients benefit from faster recovery times, shorter hospital stays, reduced pain, lower risk of complications, and reduced scarring.
- Primary Liver Cancer
- Metastatic tumors that spread to the liver
- Benign liver tumors
- Hepatic adenoma
- Focal nodular hyperplasia
- Biliary disease
- Biliary malignancy
- Biliary cyst disease
- Gallbladder cancer
- Liver cysts
- Robotic hepatectomy
- Robotic bile duct resection
- Robotic cholecystectomy
- Robotic choledochal cyst excision
- Robotic living donor hepatectomy for transplant
Outstanding Surgical Outcomes
At Columbia, we offer the combination of expertise and experience that makes us a world-leading surgery program. Our commitment to excellence and innovation allows us to consistently provide outstanding outcomes, even with the most difficult cases.
Our program offers the latest in robotic liver and biliary surgery using the da Vinci Xi and SP robotic system, providing the highest level of visualization, ergonomics, precision, and control.
Multidisciplinary Care at a Leading Medical Center
Your care team will include experts from across Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. We partner with specialists in gastroenterology, oncology, radiology, and other disciplines to deliver comprehensive care before, during, and after your procedure. For cancer-related conditions, you’ll have the full resources of Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Living Donor Transplantation Program
Our transplant surgeons are helping to improve transplant availability through our living donor transplantation program. Using living donors allows patients to choose their donor and schedule their transplant surgeries—removing two of the most formidable obstacles for successful outcomes. Columbia is one of the only hospitals in the nation that offers robotic living donor hepatectomy, allowing donor patients to recover faster and with less discomfort.
The Latest in Research and Clinical Trials
Our surgeons, gastroenterologists, and hepatologists are driving research forward for new and innovative treatments and technologies, including access to the latest clinical trials. Our surgeons are some of the most published physicians in the field of robotic liver surgery.
Jason Hawksworth, MD
Chief, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Director of Robotic Liver Surgery Program, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Surgical Director, Adult Liver Transplant Program
Tomoaki Kato, MD
Chief, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Surgical Director, Liver and Gastrointestinal Transplantation
Presbyterian Hospital Building
622 W. 168th St., 14th Floor,
New York, NY 10032
Make an Appointment
To learn more about our advanced approaches to liver surgery, including minimally invasive options for your care, or to make an appointment to see if robotic surgery is right for you, please call (212) 305-0914 or use our appointment request form.