At Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, our surgeons are at the forefront of employing minimally invasive techniques such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and advanced robotic surgery to diagnose and treat various chest cancers. These innovative methods are utilized across the spectrum of lung, esophageal, and thymoma cancer treatments.
For diagnosis and staging, our hospital offers state-of-the-art, endoscopic procedures. This includes electromagnetic-guided navigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and the cutting-edge robotic bronchoscopy, enabling precise biopsies of even the smallest lung nodules as outpatient procedures.
Traditional chest surgeries often require large incisions and rib spreading, but our robotic surgery techniques enable the same procedures through smaller incisions. This approach offers numerous benefits over traditional surgeries, such as less pain, fewer complications, faster recovery, and an overall better quality of life, with the majority of patients going home within a day or two.
The thoracic surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine are celebrated for their expertise in robotic-assisted surgical techniques, adeptly managing complex cancers and conditions involving the lungs, esophagus, trachea, diaphragm, mediastinum, and the surrounding chest area. Our minimally invasive approach contributes to faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, and reduced postoperative pain.
Thoracic surgeries often involve intricate procedures, prompting our surgeons to collaborate closely with pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and radiologists from Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. This multidisciplinary approach is essential to ensure a tailored treatment strategy for each patient.
At Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, we not only adhere to the core principles of surgery but also elevate them with the latest technological advancements and a highly skilled surgical team, setting a new standard in thoracic surgery.