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The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is a recognized leader in heart, lung and esophagus surgery. Our experience with complex cardiothoracic issues and knowledge of the latest advances have helped to establish NewYork-Presbyterian|Weill Cornell Medicine as a major referral center for cardiovascular and thoracic patients from around the world.

Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Cardiac Surgery provides expert care to patients who need:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Valve repair/replacement
  • Surgery for adult congenital heart disease
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
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Cardiac Surgery team

Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery offers the most advanced surgical care for:

  • Lung and esophageal cancers
  • Emphysema
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pericardial & Pleural Effusions
  • Thoracentesis
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Thoracic Surgery team

Why Choose Weill Cornell?

NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine - Cardiothoracic Surgery

New Advances

Scientists Detail Major Mechanism Lung Cancers Use to Evade Immune Attack

A protein commonly found at high levels in lung cancer cells controls a major immunosuppressive pathway that allows lung tumors to evade immune attack, according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The discovery could hasten the development of treatments that overcome this tumor defense mechanism and improve outcomes for lung cancer patients. Click here to learn more about the article. 

Upcoming Event: WCM’s First Benign Airway Disease Symposium

Airway Disease Symposium

 

For additional information and registration, please visit the Airway Disease Symposium website.

Surgical Mitral Repair or Mitral Clip for Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation?

We are enrolling in this NIH sponsored trial investigating surgical mitral valve repair versus mitral clip in patients 65 years old or older, of any risk status.  Patients suitable for surgery or clip are randomized to the procedure, and will be followed for 10 years.

From Clinical Trials.gov:  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05051033

Click here to learn more about the article.

Dr. Sandhya K. Balaram Named Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Sandhya Balaram

Dr. Sandhya K. Balaram, a leading adult cardiac surgeon in New York City, has been named chief of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, effective Nov. 15. She was also recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine and look forward to the opportunity to further grow the cardiothoracic surgery program in Brooklyn,” said Dr. Balaram. “I am excited to be working with this talented team to provide excellent clinical outcomes and personalized care to patients in need in Brooklyn and beyond.” Read More

Clinical Trials

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department conducts a robust clinical trials program to evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and medications that have the potential to improve the management of patients with heart, lung, and esophageal disease. The outcomes of heart, lung, and esophageal operations can be improved with technical innovations.

Current Clinical Trials

 

US News Cardiology & Heart Surgery Badge Best regional hospital 2022                       

Ranked #4 in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospital in the nation and #1 in NYC by U.S. News and World Report

Ranked #1 in Best Regional Hospitals in U.S. News

          

      America's 50 best cardiac surgery 2021-2023              America's 100 best cardiac care 2022-2023

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ by Healthgrade

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ by Healthgrade