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More New Yorkers choose us for lung cancer surgery
When you’re fighting lung cancer, expertise matters. That’s why more New Yorkers choose us for lung cancer surgery than any other health system in the state. We’re here to help you thrive—because everyday adventures should be what takes your breath away.

Who we are

At Northwell Health, we're raising the standard of cancer care—and New Yorkers agree. That's why more people in New York choose us for lung cancer surgery than any other health system in the state, according to 2017 data from Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) for Queens and Long Island.

We also perform more thoracic surgeries than any other health system in the region.* So if you or someone you love needs treatment for thoracic issues such as lung diseases, cancers and tumors (benign and malignant), esophageal and tracheal problems, as well as gastroesophageal reflux, you can trust you’re in the most experienced hands.

We are leaders in minimally invasive robotic surgery—a technique used on 90% of our patients—giving our thoracic surgeons better range of motion and unparalleled precision during even the most complex procedures. It means smaller incisions, less scarring and pain, and a quicker return to doing what you love—with the ones you love. And that’s something you can feel good about.

CBS news spotlights our approach to tracheobronchomalacia.

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Recognized for excellence

Our thoracic experts are devoted to delivering world-class care, and others agree. It’s why third-party organizations like Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) continually recognize our programs for delivering excellent patient care.

We’re also proud to be recognized by Surgical Review Corporation as America’s first Robotic Surgery Network of Excellence. It’s a true result of our devotion to raising the standard of health care.

*Based on an analysis of Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data on thoracic surgery discharges in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Westchester in 2016 and the first half of 2017

Explore areas of expertise

Lung cancer usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs), but can begin in other areas of the respiratory system.

Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. Every esophageal cancer diagnosis is unique.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs, chest and esophagus.

Robotic technology is used to perform highly precise, minimally invasive surgery. Benefits include less scarring and faster recovery.

Minimally invasive robotic procedure used to treat tracheobronchomalacia (TBM), a condition that weakens the airway walls.

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