Video Visits at Columbia

Video Visits at Columbia | How To Sign Up | Participating Providers | Insurance & Financing | Technical Support

With concerns about the COVID-19 virus and the need for social distancing, we here at Columbia want to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe while still receiving all the care you need for other health-related issues. That’s why we’re making it easier for you to see your doctor without having to leave your home.

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What Do You Need for a Video Appointment with a Columbia Surgeon?

We're expanding virtual capabilities every day, so please call your surgeon’s office for the most up-to-date information regarding video visits. To take advantage of video visits, you'll need the following:

  1. A smart phone 
  2. A secure, private wifi connection
  3. The latest version of the MyChart app [ Google Play | Apple Store ]
  4. Your Columbia MyChart (Connect) account log-in [ Find your Columbia MyChart (Connect) log-in info ]

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Our Participating Providers

Many of our surgeons participate in online video appointments to treat returning patients. While each provider is different, many patients and their families can reschedule in-person appointments to a video visit.  Check out the list below to see if your provider is taking video appointments.

Bariatric Surgery | Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery » 

Breast Surgery | Clinical Breast Cancer Program »

Cardiac Surgery | Cardiac Surgery Program » 

  • Karen Antler, NP
  • Dana Reed, MD
  • Hiroo Takayama, MD | (212) 305-6380
  • Rosie Te-Frey, NP
  • Melie Tiburcio,  NP

Colorectal Surgery | Division of Colorectal Surgery » 

Endocrine Surgery | Section of Endocrine Surgery »

General Surgery | Division of General Surgery »

Hepatology & Liver Surgery | Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation » 

Pediatric Surgery | Division of Pediatric Surgery »


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery »

Thoracic Surgery | General Thoracic Surgery Section »

Renal & Kidney Surgery | Renal and Pancreatic Transplant Program » 

  • Sonia Alford. NP
  • Shefali Patel, NP
  • Sharlinee Sritharan, NP
  • Mia Lopez, NP

Transplant Surgery

  • Tala Awad, NP
  • Allison Czarnecki, NP
  • Ruslana Jackson, NP
  • Audrey Kleet, NP
  • Jason Lee, NP
  • Angelo Mabasa, NP
  • Ourania Walraven, NP

Vascular Surgery | Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions »

Insurance & Financing

Our video visits are covered by your insurance provider, but you can check with your surgeon’s office directly to confirm coverage specific to your needs.

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Technical Support

If you’re having issues with the MyChart app, please contact our Technical Support: (646) 962-4200 or visit

Tips for an Effective Video Visit

  • Make sure you’re in a quiet, well-lit room
  • Download the latest version of the MyChart (Connect) app [ Google Play | Apple Store ]
  • You can start the video chat up to 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment
  • If you minimize the app during your visit, the camera will turn-off but the microphone will still be on and your provider can hear you 

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