The Weill Cornell Esophageal and Gastric Specialty Group

525 East 70th Street, Starr 8

New York, NY 10065

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Call 212-746-5130

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Physicians //

Rasa Zarnegar, M.D. | Director of Surgical Motility Center and Surgeon

Professor of Surgery

Director of Robotic Surgery

Frank Glenn Faculty Scholar in Surgery

 

Surgical and Endoscopic Management of Gastroesophageal Disorders

 

Robotic Heller Myotomy

Robotic Nissen and Paraesophageal hernia repair

Robotic reoperative foregut surgery

Robotic LINX

POEMS

Diagnostic Testing

I have focused clinically on the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal disorders and aim to determine the best management options for patients with these disorders.

I have developed and pioneered techniques in robotic surgery at NYP/Weill Cornell to improve patient outcomes and recovery.

Patients are then provided with a variety of medical, endoscopic and surgical options that most fits their expectations and lifestyle. I perform a variety of robotic anti-reflux and achalasia procedures among others and well as Endoscopic interventions.

Thomas Ciecerega, M.D. | Director of Pediatric Motility Center

 

​Diagnostic and Endoscopic Management of Pediatric Gastroesophageal Disorders

 

I have focused on the diagnostic and endoscopic options for the management of Pediatric patients with gastroesophageal disorders. This allows for testing and appropriate pathways for treatment. I work in close cooperation with the family to provide the best possible options for children with these issues.

Carl Crawford, M.D. | Gastroenterology

 

Diagnostic Evaluation for Adults 

 

I have focused on the management of gastroesophageal disorders and also can evaluate patients for complex gastrointestinal issues that may influence outcomes. This could include evaluation for IBS, bacterial overgrowth among others. The goal is the treat you the patient completely using a variety of available options.

Brendan Finnerty, M.D. | Surgery

Surgical Therapy

 

I have focused on surgical treatment and management of gastroesophageal disorders. These options can provide select patients with outcomes that meet their goals. Patient selection is based on a multidisciplinary evaluation with the team.

Che Afaneh, M.D. | Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery

 

Surgical and Endoscopic therapies

Robotic Heller Myotomy

Robotic Nissen and Paraesophageal hernia repair

Robotic reoperative foregut surgery

Diagnostic Testing

I have focused surgical and endoscopic options for the treatment and management of gastroesophageal disorders. These options include Robotic anti-reflux and achalasia surgeries as well as endoscopic procedures. I also perform diagnostic testing if necessary for patients.