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Yanghee Woo, MD

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Yanghee Woo, MD
Yanghee Woo, MD

Yanghee Woo, MD offers open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for diseases of the stomach, pancreas, and thyroid. She was recruited at the completion of a unique, international MIS/Robotic Surgery Fellowship in gastric cancer at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea, and has been chosen to lead the endocrine division’s care of patients with gastric cancer.

Dr. Woo completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University (1995) and her medical degree at Harvard University Extension Program (1999) and Drexel College of Medicine (2003). Following this, she completed an internship and residency at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.

After completing her surgical residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia in June 2010, Dr. Woo trained in robotic surgical treatment of gastric cancer with Woo Jin Hyung MD, PhD, the innovator of minimally invasive surgery and robotic gastric cancer surgery, and Sung Hoon Noh MD, PhD, the president of the International Gastric Cancer Association. Dr. Woo collaborates with gastric cancer experts in the U.S., Japan, Korea, China, and Italy to facilitate exchange of medicine and technology and bring global expertise to NYP/Columbia.

Along with the division's medical oncologists and GI oncologists, Dr. Woo will develop a Center of Excellence in Gastric Cancer as part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Her research efforts currently focus on the application of advanced minimally invasive surgical approaches to provide improved quality of life and long term survival for gastric cancer patients requiring surgery. Her recent publication in Archives of Surgery is the largest published series of robotic gastrectomies for gastric cancer. In this seminal work, she and her co-authors identified this technique’s unique advantages of less blood loss and decreased hospital length of stay while maintaining operative and oncologic safety profiles comparable to those achieved by traditional approaches.

Primary Specialty
Education And Training
Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Internship: St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Yonsei University (Korea)
Clinical Expertise
Endocrine Surgery
Gastric Cancer
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Small Bowel Resection
Small Bowel Cancer
Tumor Resection
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Disease
Pancreas and Biliary Tract Surgery
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, NY, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Health Republic - Freelancers (Exchange)
Local 1199
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
United Healthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-0374
Primary Office
Presbyterian Hospital Building (PH)
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-0374
Fax: (212) 305-5992
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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