We have doctors in Manhattan and Brooklyn. To make an appointment, please call one of our thoracic surgeons.
NYU Langone’s thoracic surgeons specialize in using minimally invasive techniques to manage conditions involving the lungs, esophagus, and chest cavity.
Thoracic surgeries are usually complex, so we use a team approach to develop the most effective treatment plan for your condition. Our team includes specialists in thoracic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pulmonary medicine, and radiology from our Perlmutter Cancer Center.
NYU Langone is one of the few hospitals in the country where nearly all lung cancer surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques. We were among the first to use robotic surgical techniques to treat cancers and diseases of the chest cavity, and our surgeons have performed more robotic surgery procedures than those at any other medical center in the world.
Our thoracic surgeons pioneered advanced surgical treatments for non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, and lung metastases. Our team played a role in securing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for two new cancer therapies: photofrin-based photodynamic therapy for endobronchial lung cancer and autofluorescence bronchoscopy system for detecting precancerous cells in the lung.
Treatments that were first used at NYU Langone include endobronchial ultrasound to biopsy lymph nodes in the chest and photodynamic therapy, a light-based treatment for thoracic cancers.
At NYU Langone, our doctors perform the following thoracic surgery procedures: