Richard Lazzaro, M.D.
National Leaders in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Lenox Hill Thoracic Surgery
Byron Patton, M.D.
★★★  Lenox Hill is proud to have received 3 star distinction from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and is 1 of only 11 thoracic surgical programs in the United States to have received that honor for having outcomes better than the rest with lung cancer surgery.
​America's Top Doctors
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Best Doctors 
​​Center of Excellence - Robotic Thoracic Surgery Epicenter
Outcomes matter -  Dr. Lazzaro leads an elite program which was 3 star rated by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons; 1 of only 11 programs to receive that designation for outcomes better than the rest in lung cancer surgery.  Our Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery program results in better outcomes and has achieved national distinction.  This translates into:

- Better Operations
- Better Outcomes
- Less Risk
- Smaller Incisions 
- Quicker Recovery
- Easier and Less painful recovery
- Less Infections
- Less time needed in the hospital

“Unfortunately, across the nation, over ninety percent of these procedures (pulmonary lobectomy) are still performed through open incisions,” said Dr. Lazzaro. “New studies show that lung cancer patients treated with minimally invasive thoracic surgery have a better chance of long-term survival than patients who have undergone open surgery.  The majority of the surgeries that I perform are performed utilizing minimally invasive surgery with robotic technique.  I am proud that I was awarded the first center of excellence for robotic thoracic surgery in the Northeast, and oversee the only such program in New York City.” 

​The Division of Thoracic Surgery also specializes in minimally invasive robotic surgery of the lung
- Robotic Lobectomy for lung cancer
- Robotic Segmentectomy
- Robotic Wedge resection
- Robotic minimally invasive esophagectomy
- Robotic and laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
- Robotic and laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia
- Robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma
- Comprehensive Evaluations and Management

June 2016

​Dr. Lazzaro is selected as one of New York Magazines Best Doctors 2016, for the seventh time.

January 2016

​​Dr. Lazzaro is selected as one of America's Top Doctors 2016, for the seventh time.

April 2015

​Dr. Lazzaro is named Director of Robotic Thoracic Surgery for Northwell Health System
130 East 77th Street
New YORK, NEW YORK 10075