Welcome to Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian is dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality and advanced care to patients with diseases of the lung, trachea, esophagus, chest wall and mediastinum. Read More.

NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine – Cardiothoracic Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine – Cardiothoracic Surgery

Interventional Pulmonologists

Weill Cornell Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery 525 East 68th Street
Box 110
Suite M 404
New York, NY 10065 Directions
Phone: (212) 746-5166


Doing More With Less in Lung Cancer Surgery

Patients with stage 1A non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who undergo surgery to remove a small portion of their lung have outcomes comparable to patients who have surgery removing an entire lobe, according to recent study results. Read More

Lung-Sparing Surgery Is Effective for Some with Early-Stage Lung Cancer

Nasser Altorki, MD

When lung cancer is found early, before it has spread beyond the lungs, people usually have surgery to remove the tumor. For more than 25 years, the standard of surgical care for such patients—even those with very small tumors—has been to remove the entire large section, or lobe, of the lung that contains the tumor. This is done to reduce the chances of the cancer coming back.

But some lung surgeons have suggested that certain patients may do just as well or even better with an operation to remove only part of the affected lobe.

Now, results of a large international clinical trial show that, for certain people with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), surgery to remove a piece of the affected lobe is as effective as surgery to remove the whole lobe.

Upcoming Event: WCM’s First Benign Airway Disease Symposium

Airway Disease Symposium


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