Cardiothoracic Surgery

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?

New Advances

Dr. Brendon Stiles

Appointed as Co-Chairman of the ASCO:SBRT in Early-Stage NSCLC Guideline Endorsement Panel

Appointed as Chair of the two peer review panels within the Lung Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

 

Patients with Lung Cancer Have Risk of Cancer-Associated Suicide

Cure

By Allie Casey

June 23

Continuing coverage of Drs. Jeffrey L. Port and Mohamed Rahouma’s study, presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2017 international conference, which found that people with lung cancer have a strikingly higher-than-normal risk of suicide.

 

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 National 2017-18

The Weill Cornell Medicine's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is proud to partner with NewYork-Presbyterian, ranked #3 in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospital in the nation and #1 in NYC by U.S. News and World Report.