Michael Zervos at [NYU Langone Health]

Michael Zervos, MD

  • Specialty: Thoracic Surgery
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Phone: 212-263-7102
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About Me

I’ve been at NYU Langone for a very long time—I did my residency here, as well as my training in general and cardiothoracic surgery. Now, as a thoracic surgeon, I treat people who have conditions that affect the lungs, esophagus, or mediastinum, which is the space in the center of the chest cavity.

I primarily see people with nodules or masses in the lung that may be cancerous. I also manage esophageal cancer and cancer affecting the mediastinum, performing surgery when necessary.

NYU Langone’s cardiothoracic surgeons were some of the first to advocate for the use of less invasive surgery when treating people who have these cardiothoracic conditions. When open surgeries were the only option for people with lung cancer, patients would have to remain in the hospital for a week during recovery. Now, we often use robotic thoracic surgery—the latest step in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery. This allows us to reduce a person’s hospital stay to two days, making recovery far easier and less painful.

I work with a team of physicians that includes not only surgeons and lung doctors, but also oncologists. Our team approach to treatment means that the care we provide is diverse and is not only focused on one physician’s expertise. We aim to address each person’s needs and goals.

When a person comes to see me for treatment, I want to ensure he or she feels confident in having come to the right place. Sometimes, a diagnosis is difficult to share with people and does not involve the best news. I shed light on what is happening to the person’s body and what he or she can expect from surgery. This can help to ease the fear of the unknown, and most people feel empowered by knowing they have a plan of action they can rely on.


Conditions and Treatments

pleural effusion, lung cancer, cancer surgery, diaphragm disease, endoscopic ultrasound, non-small cell lung cancer, hyperhidrosis, tracheal cancer, thoracic surgery, solitary fibrous tumor, bronchoscopy, malignant mesothelioma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal cancer, myasthenia gravis, thymus cancer, achalasia, tracheal stenosis, lobectomy, soft tissue sarcoma, minimally invasive surgery, lung metastasis, robotic assisted surgery, aberrant parathyroid gland, small cell lung cancer, pericardial disease, neuroendocrine tumor of the lung, salivary gland tumor, carcinoid tumor, swallowing difficulty, squamous cell carcinoma, mesothelioma, lung carcinoma, esophageal disorder, thoracic disease, mediastinal tumor, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, pancoast tumor, lung biopsy, pericardial effusion, therapeutic bronchoscopy, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung, esophageal surgery, thoracic cancer, diagnostic bronchoscopy, neuroendocrine tumor of the lung, fundoplication
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2004
Education and Training
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, General Surgery, 2001
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1999
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Gereral Surgery, 1997
  • MD from University Of Crete, 1991

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NYU Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates

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Research My Research

Interests

lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound

Research Summary

Dr. Zervos participates in development of clinical trials for lung cancer and the use of newer technologies to detect and stage these utilizing endobronchial ultrasound.

Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue

Skirball 9V

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-7102

Fax

212-263-2246

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Successful Vats With Lobectomy On Vv-Ecmo For Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure [Meeting Abstract]

    Rakowski, EM; Smith, D; Zervos, M; Zakhary, B

    American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine. 2017; 195:?-?

  • Therapeutic Treatment Of High-Grade Squamous Dysplasia Of The Airway With Spray Cryotherapy [Meeting Abstract]

    Yaffee, DW; Pass, H; Zervos, M; Bizekis, C

    American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine. 2017; 195:?-?

  • Ward, Alison F; Lee, Timothy; Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Patel, Kepal N; Hiotis, Karen; Bizekis, Costas; Zervos, Michael

    Journal of robotic surgery. 2016 Oct 22; 11(2):163-169

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