Thoracic Surgeons at both NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center provide advanced, high-quality compassionate care to patients suffering from diseases of the lung, trachea, esophagus, chest wall and mediastinum.
The coordinated efforts of a dedicated team of experienced surgeons, pulmonologists, cardiothoracic anesthesiologists, gastroenterologists, medical and radiation oncologists, intensivists, surgical and intensive care nurses, and respiratory therapists allow a smooth transition for our patients through our state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities, and intensive care and thoracic surgical units.
Our thoracic surgeons are world-class experts in the treatment of end-stage lung disease such as lung cancer and emphysema, and NewYork-Presbyterian is the major lung transplant center in the New York Metropolitan area. The advanced technology available at NewYork-Presbyterian allows a high proportion of thoracic procedures to be performed using minimal access surgery. The applications for minimal access surgery have expanded considerably and now include not only the diagnosis but also the definitive surgical treatment of lung, esophageal, mediastinal disorders and hyperhidrosis.
In addition, specialized state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for all aspects of pulmonary disease are provided at the LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure, located at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.