Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD

Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD

Transplant SurgeryMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD is a Transplant Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kato to book an appointment.


Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown51 W 51st St New York, NY 10019
Presbyterian Hospital Building (PH)622 W 168th St Ph 14-105 New York, NY 10032

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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    Dr. Kato saved my life! I was referred to him for possible intestinal transplant. I was not a good candidate, but he operated on me multiple times and put me back together after many failed attempts by multiple surgeons. I owe my quality of life to him.
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    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    DGT – Mar 31, 2021
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    Dr. Kato saved my life. He is a caring and compassionate doctor. He was the surgeon who performed my liver transplant on thanksgiving day 2015. I will be forever grateful to him.
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    Experience and Background Checks


    Background Check

    No malpractice claims found for New York
    No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
    No board actions found for the years we collect data
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    Dr. Kato's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Organ Transplant
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendicitis
    • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Cancer
    • Cancer Surgery
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colectomy
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Duodenal Polypectomy
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastrotomy
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatectomy
    • Hepatobiliary Cancer
    • Hepatobiliary Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Ileus
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparotomy
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Liver Transplant
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Organ Transplant
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pediatric Liver Transplants
    • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
    • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
    • Sarcoma
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Bowel Resection
    • Small Bowel Surgery
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Nodule
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Transplant Surgery
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Varicose Vein Procedure
    • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome

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    (212) 235-1519

    Dr. Kato accepts the following insurance:

    Affinity Health Plan
    Amida Care
    Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
    Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
    Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Fidelis Care
    Oxford Health Plans
    Community Plan
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
    VNS Choice
    Vytra Health Plans

    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more


    Tomoaki Kato, M.D., is a noted pioneer in multiple-organ transplantation, pediatric and adult liver transplantation. Dr. Kato is Surgical Director of Adult...Read more


    • Transplant Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology


    Osaka University Hospital
    Internship Hospital


    • English
    • Japanese

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD?

    Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-5101 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

    Does Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Kato has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kato's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Kato frequently treats Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, and Liver Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kato treats.

    Where is Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD's office located?

    Dr. Kato's office is located at 51 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD speak?

    Dr. Kato speaks Japanese and English. View profile to see all.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Kato is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

    New York, NY

    7 Awards Received

    NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

    New York, NY

    NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

    New York, NY

    72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

    7 Awards Received