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Robotic Surgery: Thoracic Procedures

We are located at:
130 E. 77th Street
Black Hall - 4th Floor
New York, NY 10075

To schedule an appointment call (212) 434-3000
Monday through Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM


The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital brings world class care to the forefront of Manhattan's Upper East Side, specializing in minimally-invasive robotic thoracic surgery. With an emphasis on patient centered care, our board certified physicians evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions including, lung cancer, malignant and non-malignant diseases of the lung and upper gastro-intestinal tract, including paraesophageal hernia using the latest surgical advances to achieve the best results possible.

We collaborate with patients and their primary caregivers for the best possible outcomes.

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Services Provided:

  • Lobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thymectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
  • Laparaoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Other procedures such as intra-thoracic biopsies and pleural surgery

Richard S. Lazzaro, MD, Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, North Shore - LIJ Health System

Dr. Richard S. Lazzaro is board certified in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Lazzaro has over 23 years of surgical experience and has performed over 3,000 minimally invasive procedures, specializing in robotic thoracic surgery. Dr. Lazzaro received his training for these procedures at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center under James Luketich, M.D, a pioneer in this field, in 1997. During his tenure at New York Methodist, Dr. Lazzaro was named a Center of Excellence Epicenter for Robotic Thoracic Surgery; first in the Northeast region and third in the United States. He also recently served as Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at New York Methodist-Weill Cornell.

Dr. Lazzaro currently performs the majority of his procedures, using the da Vinci robotic system, rendering superior clinical outcomes and shorter lengths of stay for patients. Dr. Lazzaro is a leader in the field of robotic thoracic surgery and has trained surgeons throughout the United States in his techniques.