Toyooki Sonoda, MD

Toyooki Sonoda, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery New York, NY

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cornell University-Weill Medical College

Office Address

  • 1315 York Ave
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10021
    Phone: (212) 746-6030

Toyooki Sonoda, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery New York, NY

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cornell University-Weill Medical College

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery: General Colon & Rectal Surgery

Education & Medical Training

  • Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Stanford University
  • Yale University School of MedicineYale University School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License2001 - 2016
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal SurgeryColon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Physician of the YearNew York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2014
  • America’s Top SurgeonsConsumers’ Research Council of America, 2014
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro AreaCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Experience of a specialist center in the management of anastomotic sinus following leaks after low rectal or ileal pouch-anal anastomosis with diverting stoma  Zhuo C, Trencheva K, Maggiori L, Milsom JW, Sonoda T, Shukla PJ, Vitellaro M, Makino T, Lee SW, Colorectal Dis, 1/1/2013
  • Dynamic Article: Long-term outcomes of patients undergoing combined endolaparoscopic surgery for benign colon polyps  Lee SW, Garrett KA, Shin JW, Trencheva K, Sonoda T, Milsom JW, Dis Colon Rectum, 1/1/2013
  • Improved access and visibility during stapling of the ultra-low rectum: a comparative human cadaver study between two curved staplers  Rivadeneira, DE, Verdeja JC, Sonoda T, Ann Surg Innov Res, 1/1/2012

Books/Book Chapters

  • Advanced Colonoscopy: Techniques beyond Simple Polypectomy.  
    Sonoda T (Eds)
    Editors: Sonoda T.Springer
  • Master Techniques in General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery. Chapter: Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: Medial to lateral approach. 
    Sonoda T
    Editors: .Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • An Evidence-based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery. Chapter: Update on laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer. 
    DiRocco J, Sonoda T
    Editors: .Cine-Med
    Edition 1st,2012


  • Short-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer in Patients Older than Age 80 Compared to Younger Patients. Sonoda T, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1/1/2005
  • Robotic Technology to Perform Intestinal Surgery: A Survival Study of 16 Strictureplasties in Dogs. Sonoda T, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1/1/2003
  • Outcomes of the Primary Endorectal Advancement Flap in the Treatment of Anal Fistulas. Sonoda T, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2001


  • Needlescopic-assisted Laparoscopic Ladd's Procedure for Malrotation. Hollywood, FL - 1/1/2014
  • History of Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 1/1/2014
  • Combined Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Polypectomy. Washington, DC - 1/1/2013

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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