NewYork-Presbyterian Queens


Leaders in Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has earned a three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The three-star rating, the highest category of quality, places NYP-Queens among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

Our thoracic surgeons, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, provide the latest in surgical techniques and comprehensive care for patients with diseases of the lung, trachea, esophagus, chest wall, and mediastinum (the region between the lungs.)

About Our Program

Our patients have access to one of the most sophisticated minimally invasive thoracic surgery programs in the world. Our world-class thoracic surgeons provide cutting-edge approaches and the latest in minimally invasive surgical treatments including robotic and video-assisted thoracic surgery through our state-of-the-art diagnostic, surgical, and intensive care units. Our experts are committed to developing and using the most advanced minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical techniques to care for patients with diseases of the chest specializing in a multitude of malignant and benign conditions. These new developments allow us to offer the most innovative and individualized care for each patient resulting in less pain and faster recovery.

What we treat

Our specialists diagnose and treat the full range of thoracic disorders from the routine to the most complex using the most advanced surgical procedures that can be performed through small incisions including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, hyperhidrosis, thymoma, and other disorders of the thymus.

Our Approach to Care

Our multidisciplinary team of thoracic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dedicated thoracic intensive care nurses, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, and social workers collaborates to deliver seamless, high-quality care to our patients before, during, and after their hospital stay.

Treatments we offer

Our thoracic surgeons are trained in cutting edge techniques and the latest in minimally invasive procedures, including:

  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery including Lobectomy and Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Paraesophogeal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Myotomy
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)
  • Minimally Invasive NUSS Procedure for Pectus Excavatum
  • Tracheobronchoplasty

Our Team

Our board-certified, highly trained surgeons remain steadfast in providing outstanding patient-centered care that is less invasive and more effective, and are held to the highest standards to continually improve surgical quality and achieve the most successful outcomes.

Complete Lung Cancer Care in Queens

At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our experienced lung specialists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists create a unified plan of treatment customized to each patient. We utilize modern, evidence-based approaches to cancer care from diagnosis to treatment and surveillance. We treat all types and stages of lung cancer using a multidisciplinary approach. From prevention and early detection, genetic testing, minimally-invasive surgical resection, and the most promising treatments for advanced disease; our team collaborates to provide the services you need.

Why Choose Us

The thoracic surgery program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is one of the most sophisticated minimally invasive thoracic surgery programs in the world. The majority of our patients are able to have their surgery performed through a minimally invasive approach that results in less blood loss, less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker recovery and return to normal activities. A minimally invasive approach is also a surgical treatment option for many elderly and very ill patients that are not able to tolerate conventional open surgery.

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