The Cardiothoracic Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens began in 1996 under the auspices of the Weill Cornell Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. With over a decade of providing comprehensive cardiac and thoracic surgical care in the borough of Queens, the Department remains a fully integrated satellite program of the Manhattan campus.
Our surgeons, who are full-time faculty members in the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, are committed to providing the same outstanding level of care that patients have come to expect from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Throughout the last decade, we have consistently ranked among the top ten hospitals statewide for our successful outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).
As we move into our second decade of innovation and excellence in Queens, we continue to provide a complete spectrum of cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures in adult patients.
The same services that are offered to adult patients at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian are also provided to patients at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens — close to home for many of them.
Cardiac surgical procedures include:
Thoracic surgical procedures include:
NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens serves a multicultural patient population. To meet their needs, we feature a multilingual staff (which includes Korean, Spanish, Bengali, Hindi, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin speakers). Our patient coordinators help with the scheduling of all tests and appointments, provide directions, take care of insurance issues, and generally guide patients and their families as they navigate the healthcare system.
Our surgeons also conduct community outreach programs to educate the public about smoking cessation and other pertinent topics. They also help lead support groups through the American Cancer Society's Eastern Division. Finally, they lead a yearly symposium to educate local physicians about timely healthcare topics related to cardiac and thoracic care.