Surgical Specialties


Welcome to the Columbia University Department of Surgery, which offers unparalleled leadership in adult and pediatric surgery. Our fundamental mission is excellence in clinical care, teaching, and research. To provide every patient with the best possible care, our department offers comprehensive programs based on interdisciplinary collaboration among its specialists. Our clinical programs are enhanced by robust research initiatives which foster deeper understanding of diseases and expand the availability of novel surgical options.

As part of our commitment to excellence in clinical care, we are committed to providing rapid and convenient access to our services. We now offer same-or next-day appointments in many of our divisions, and we offer second opinion consultations to confirm a diagnosis or discuss treatment recommendations.

We invite you to learn more about our capabilities and options available to you and your loved ones by reviewing our online material. Learn about topics of interest by watching latest videos by our faculty in our Media Learning Center, and find relevant clinical trials in our Clinical Trials section.