Dr. Pierre Saldinger, MD

Dr. Pierre Saldinger, MD

Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

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Dr. Pierre Saldinger, MD is a hepatopancreaticobiliary specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery and surgery.Read his story

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

5645 Main St # W-LL-300

Flushing, NY 11355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • CoreSource
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
more than 5% of peers
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
more than 5% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Saldinger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Saldinger "Pierre F. Saldinger, MD is the Chairman of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. He is also a Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Saldinger joined NYP/Q from Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Program Director of Surgical Residency. He was a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and previously held an appointment at Harvard Medical School A distinguished and well published surgeon, he has expertise in the surgical treatment of cancer and benign disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and stomach. He earned his medical degree from Switzerland's University of Basel, School of Medicine and completed a residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston and a clinical fellowship in Hepatobiliary Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Saldinger has lectured nationally and internationally regarding surgery of the pancreas, bile duct and liver as well as on surgical quality improvement. Dr. Saldinger is a member of many prestigious societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Society of University Surgeons and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Saldinger "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

28  Conditions Treated

28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universitat Basel, Medizinische Fakultat
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Kautousspital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Annual award Swiss Society for Research in Surgery for research on the immunological response induced by mucosal vaccination, 1996
  • Honorary member, sixth beach battalion, United States Navy, 2006
  • Annual Award, People against domestic violence, Putnam County, NY, 2005
Media & Publications
  • Images in surgery: retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma.,
  • Celiac axis resection for extragastrointestinal stromal tumor.,
  • Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma.,
  • Management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma,
  • Role of endoscopic ultrasound and cyst fluid analysis in initial evaluation and follow up of incidental pancreatic cystic lesions.,
  • Therapy of liver tumors in the cirrhotic patient.,
  • Is CT Angiography Sufficient for Prediction of Resectability of Periampullary Neoplasms?,
  • Resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma--a European and United States experience.,
  • The natural history of gallstones and asymptomatic gallstones.,
  • Percutaneous tumor ablation: increased necrosis with combined radio- frequency ablation and intratumoral doxorubicin injection in a rat breast tumor model.,
  • Frey procedure for pancreaticopleural fistula.,
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy for liver tumors.,
  • Radiologic features of complications arising from dropped gallstones in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.,
  • Pathologic quiz case:Hepatic mass in a patient with renal cell carcinoma.,
  • Liver hanging maneuver: a safe approach to right hepatectomy without liver mobilization.,
  • Cystic artery stump pseudoaneurysm following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.,
  • Micro-laparoscopic cholecystectomy: An Alternative to Single Port Surgery.,
  • Surgical techniques for the completion of a bilioenteric bypass.,
  • Mesenteric fibromatosis mimicking a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.,
  • Internal iliac vein transposition for vascular reconstruction after resection of an external iliac vein leiomyosarcoma.,
  • Hepatic intraductal oncocytic papillary carcinoma.,
  • HPB surgery can be safely performed in a community teaching hospital.,
  • Cancer of the bile ducts: The hepatic ducts and common bile duct.,
  • Hepatocellular Cancer.,

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • English

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