Our doctors use the latest surgical techniques to manage conditions that affect the lungs and surrounding organs.
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:
Our thoracic surgeons help patients manage conditions that affect the lungs, esophagus, and chest cavity.View All Doctors
Dr. Galloway is internationally recognized for his work on minimally invasive mitral valve repair for degenerative disease. His extensive experience allows for outstanding care for a wide range of patients with heart valve disease. He stresses comprehensive therapeutic options for patients with aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, and all inherited and acquired diseases of the aorta.View Full Profile
Dr. Pass is chief of thoracic oncology at Perlmutter Cancer Center. He is also chief of thoracic surgery and vice chair for research for NYU Langone’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Pass is board certified in thoracic surgery. He specializes in caring for patients seeking surgical treatment for lung cancer and mesothelioma, and conducts research into ways to improve early detection and diagnosis of those diseases.View Full Profile
Dr. Cerfolio is director of Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Center, senior consultant at NYU Langone’s Robotic Surgery Center, and chief of clinical thoracic surgery. He is board certified in thoracic surgery and surgery. Dr. Cerfolio has performed more than 17,000 thoracic surgeries, and has developed robotic surgical techniques that have improved survival rates, reduced complications, and been adopted by surgeons around the world.View Full Profile