Lenox Hill Thoracic Surgery
National Leaders in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Upcoming Presentations

June 2014

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​​​

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​

2015 ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery) Annual Scientific Meeting, Course Director. Thoracic Session.   June 3 - 6, 2015.  Berlin
Dr. Lazzaro is selected as one of New York Magazines Best Doctors 2014, for the fifth 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.
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's Robotic Thoracic Surgery program has been designated a Center of Excellence - Robotic Thoracic Surgery Epicenter - the 1st such center in the Northeast and only the 3rd National Epicenter.
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