Richard Lazzaro, M.D.
National Leaders in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Lenox Hill Thoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery

Outcomes Count  
Dr. Lazzaro directs one of only 13 Programs, nationally, that has received a 3 star rating for lung cancer surgery for being better than the rest.  
To learn more, contact us at 212-434-3000 to schedule an appointment.

​​Better Outcomes                                                    Better Surgery                                                          Quicker Recovery

 America's Top Doctors
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Best Doctors 
​​Center of Excellence - Robotic Thoracic Surgery Epicenter

Dr. Lazzaro's Robotic Thoracic Surgery program has been designated a Center of Excellence - Robotic Thoracic Surgery Epicenter - the 1st such center in the Northeast and the 3rd National Epicenter to be designated.  Dr. Lazzaro was recently recognized as one of America's Top Doctors (top 1% of the nations physicians) for the fourth consecutive year.  In addition, Dr. Lazzaro continues to be recognized as​ Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the fourteenth consecutive year and was recently selected to Best Doctors for the second time.

Upcoming Presentations

Third Annual Chest Medicine Conference. New York City. Course Director. 2016
ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery) Annual Scientific Meeting, Course Director. Thoracic Session. Montreal, June 2016.

Recent Presentations

Eastern Cardiothoracic Su​rgical Society, October 2015.  Expert Session:  Industry's Support of Surgical Education.  Palm Beach.​
2015 Society Laparoscopic Surgery Speaker and Moderator. September 2, 2015. New York City
2015 ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery) Annual Scientific Meeting, Course Director. Thoracic Session.   June 3 - 6, 2015.  Berlin

June 2015

Dr. Lazzaro is selected as one of New York Magazines Best Doctors 2015, for the sixth time.

April 2015

Dr. Lazzaro is named Director of Robotic Thoracic Surgery for North Shore LIJ Health System
Dr. Lazzaro is selected as one of America's Top Doctors 2015, for the sixth time.
Board certified in both surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Lazzaro has over 25 years of surgical experience and has performed over 3000 minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Lazzaro is a leader in the field of robotic thoracic surgery and has trained surgeons throughout the United States in his techniques. A member of the STS, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, NYSTS (New York Society of Thoracic Surgeons), Dr. Lazzaro has received the distinctions of America's Top Surgeons, America's Top Doctors, New York Top Doctor, Best Doctors, and New York Best Doctors, and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, as well as local newspapers and magazines.
2nd Annual Chest Medicine Conference—State of the Art Therapies in Thoracic Oncology. A Collaborative Approach​ featuring Hands on Training and Simulation.  Course Director,  March 20 - 22, 2015​​

Society of Robotic Surgery, 2015 World Robotic Symposium
: Robotic Esophagectomy: The New York Experience, February 19 - 21, 2015 Orlando, FL 

Society of Robotic Surgery, 2015 World Robotic Symposium:  Robotic Lung Surgery:  Moderator:  Richard Lazzaro, M.D., February 19 - 21, 2015 Orlando, FL​​​

North Shore-LIJ Health System Inaugural Multidisciplinary Robotic Symposium.  Robotic Treatment of Mediastinal Disorders:  Benign and Malignant.    November 1, 2014.  Uniondale, Long Island

North Shore-LIJ Health System Inaugural Multidisciplinary Robotic Symposium.  Moderator,  Robotic Thoracic Surgery Session.  November 1, 2014.  Uniondale, Long Island​

American College of Surgeons’ 100th Annual Clinical Congress – Video Based Education Session.  Robotic Resection of a Giant Bronchogenic Cyst. San Francisco, California.  October 27th, 2014​

Clinical Robotic Surgery Association. 6th World Congress. San Francisco, CA.  Robotic approach in the treatment of mediastinal lesions. October 25, 2014.

EASTERN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGICAL SOCIETY 52ND ANNUAL MEETING.  Palm Beach, FL.  Standardizing Robotically Assisted VATS Lobectomy: Assessing Feasibility and Safety in 128 Consecutive Patients by Multiple Surgeons Across a Single Healthcare System. October 9, 2014.

​EASTERN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGICAL SOCIETY 52ND ANNUAL MEETING. Palm Beach, FL. Moderator, Movie Session: Richard Lazzaro, MD, Lenox Hill Thoracic Surgery, New York, NY. October 9, 2014

Palm Beach, FL.  Complex Robotic Lung Resection. October 9, 2014​.
Dr. Lazzaro performs the first totally robotic pulmonary pneumonectomy in the NYC region, as well as one of the first totally robotic pulmonary lobectomy procedures for a congenital disorder, which has only been accomplished a handful of times throughout the world adult population.
Robotic Esophageal Duplication Cyst
Robotic Esophageal Leiomyoma
Robotic Decortication
​VATS Thoracic Surgery
VATS Pulmonary Lobectomy
VATS Wedge Resection
VATS Segmentectomy
VATS Pneumonectomy
VATS Lung Volume Reduction
VATS Esophagectomy
Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia
Laparoscopic Esophageal Leiomyoma
VATS Thymectomy
VATS Bronchogenic Cyst
VATS Esophageal Duplication Cyst
VATS Decortication
Video Mediastinoscopy
Tracheal Surgery