About

About

We treat the whole person, not just the disease. Dr. Brian Fallon is a thoracic surgeon at Southside Hospital who joined Northwell Health in 2008. He specializes in treating a variety of conditions of the lungs, chest and airway, with a special interest in minimally invasive and robotic lung and esophageal surgery, and endoscopic management of cancerous and noncancerous tracheal and esophageal diseases. Dr. Fallon is a renowned leader in thoracic surgery, and uses the most advanced endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat patients with various lung diseases. He and his team work closely with the nationally recognized Imbert Cancer Center in Bay Shore to bring state-of-the-art cancer care closer to home. Services offered include medical and surgical oncology, radiation therapy, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging and support groups. They are also developing new clinical trials in thoracic surgery at the center, so patients will have access to the newest, most innovative ways to treat lung cancer. As a lifelong resident of the South Shore of Long Island, Dr. Fallon has strong ties to his community and is committed to making thoracic surgical services more accessible at Southside and across Long Island. With the growth of Southside s Heart & Lung program, his team is able to provide even more cutting-edge thoracic surgical treatments, like minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. At a very young age, Dr. Fallon knew he was destined to help others. My passion for the field of thoracic surgery goes back to when I was in middle school, he says. I used to look at picture books with hearts and lungs in them, and was fascinated by what surgeons could do. I always knew I was meant to do that one day. Before pursuing his medical career, Dr. Fallon received his bachelor s degree in business from Northeastern University in Boston. As a graduate of St. George s University Medical School, Dr. Fallon received his general surgical training at Albany Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at LIJ Medical Center. Dr. Fallon is board certified in general and thoracic surgery, and a member of the Iota Epsilon Alpha International Honor Society. He is also a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society. Dr. Fallon s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, which features multiple topics in thoracic surgery. He currently serves as assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. For Dr. Fallon, providing the highest level of care goes way beyond having the best surgical skills. My team and I build real meaningful relationships with our patients. We treat them like family with compassion, personalized attention and the support they need every step of the way.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • Albany Medical Center Hospital

  • Medical school

    • St Georges Univ School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Albany Medical Center Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Peconic Bay Medical Center

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

225 Community Drive, Suite 110Great Neck, NY 11021

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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10/04/2019
"In my opinion, Dr. Fallon is an excellent surgeon with an excellent staff. I have the utmost respect and confidence in his decisions regarding my healthcare!"
09/12/2019
"Dr. Fallon is always prepared, friendly and forthright."
08/08/2019
"Dr. Fallon was kind, courteous & articulate in explaining everything that was going on. Dr. Fallon is proficient in his profession."
05/28/2019
"A pleasure to deal with. He was attentive & very thorough with my history."
03/21/2019
"Excellent and considerate."
02/22/2019
"Good."
01/14/2019
"Excellent care!"
11/29/2018
"Have already recommend Dr. Fallon."
11/09/2018
"Excellent doctor."
10/16/2018
"Dr. Fallon was the best!"
10/16/2018
"Dr. Fallon is the best doctor and so was his whole team."
08/18/2018
"Dr. Fallon explains everything professionally and understandable. Shows very keen interest in my issues."
06/27/2018
"Dr. Fallon is an EXCELLENT dr. could not be happier."
05/15/2018
"Took time to explain. Never felt rushed. Returned calls promptly. "
05/08/2018
"Dr. Fallon was great!!!"
04/19/2018
"Dr. Fallon goes out of his way to be an exception doctor. He uses words you can understand. He is a great surgeon. "
03/02/2018
"Dr. Fallon is caring and reassuring. Very pleasant and caring."
02/02/2018
"Really exceptional visit - No rush, all options discussed, explained, as well as pros & cons of all options. Compassionate and warm doctor - No hesitation highly recommending Dr. Fallon."
01/24/2018
"Very good doctor. Made me feel confident regarding my medical condition."
01/23/2018
"#5. Provider gave thorough information and a script for a test (no medication). Explained everything."
01/03/2018
"Dr. Fallon is professional, informative and a great surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone - he's great!"
12/30/2017
"#9. Excellent."
12/14/2017
"Dr. Fallon is highly skilled & compassionate. I never felt rushed and he was always thorough in discussing any of my questions & concerns."
12/09/2017
"Very personable & caring. "
11/22/2017
"Dr. Fallon was superb. I was in an emergency situation and he stepped in immediately. I am extremely thankful to him. Superb doctor!!"
10/16/2017
"Amazing doctor. Definitely felt in good hands."
08/31/2017
"Excellent!"
08/04/2017
"With lots of clarification and respect, to the patient."
07/07/2017
"A very good experience. "
05/20/2017
"I am English......bloody marvelous."
05/04/2017
"I am very confident & safe with Dr. Fallon."
05/03/2017
"Caring and informative."
04/25/2017
"Good."
04/09/2017
"Dr. Fallon is an outstanding MD and person and an excellent asset to you organization he deserves a raise!!!"
04/07/2017
"Never had a bad experience."
03/25/2017
"great experience"
01/17/2017
"Dr. Fallon is a specialist & amazing at his job."
12/16/2016
"Alwyas good experience in Dr. Fallon's office."
12/14/2016
"Just felt comfortable he did not rush."
11/14/2016
"Dr. Fallon examining my CAT scan or x-ray before my appointment and carefully explains my existing condition."
09/29/2016
"He's great."
09/13/2016
"Good."
06/25/2016
"Personable."
05/12/2016
"#1-10. Great."
05/12/2016
"Dr. Fallon is a excellent doctor."
04/11/2016
"Dr Fallon and his staff were excellent as were the nurses and staff during my surgery and follow stay"
03/14/2016
"All good"
02/15/2016
"Dr. Fallon was a great help for my confidence."
09/23/2015
"Good experience."
09/11/2015
"Their explanation was professional. #8. 1 hour."
07/01/2015
"Was made to feel very comfortable and encouraged with prognosis."
04/13/2015
"Good experience."
01/05/2015
"A great doctor in so many ways."
07/29/2014
"Very good experience."
06/10/2014
"A great doctor took time to explain things."
04/15/2014
"All aspects of visit and care were very professional."