About

About

We treat every patient as if they are family. Dr. Lawrence Glassman joined Northwell Health as the chief of thoracic surgery in 2003. Dedicated to providing top-quality, personalized care for his patients, Dr. Glassman continues to lead one of the busiest thoracic surgery programs in the United States. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, surgery for emphysema, esophageal cancer, tracheal thoracoscopic surgery, surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis, treatment for hyperhydrosis and mediastinal tumor surgery. Dr. Glassman s passion for science and innovation began in college, and guided his decision to pursue graduate studies in organic chemistry. He thoroughly enjoyed the program, but wanted a career that combined his love of science with his passion to care for others. So when Dr. Glassman switched to medical school at NYU School of Medicine, he knew he found his true calling as a surgeon where he could interact with patients at the forefront of medicine. Prior to arriving at Northwell, Dr. Glassman completed his postgraduate medical training, which included a residency in general surgery at the University of Minnesota and NYU. He also completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at the National Institutes of Health, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and NYU, and obtained special training in lung transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery. Dr. Glassman is board certified in thoracic surgery and holds the title of associate professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is also a fellow of multiple cardiac and thoracic surgical societies. With almost 100 years of combined thoracic surgical experience, Dr. Glassman and his team understand what it takes to care for patients both physically and emotionally. We treat every patient as if they are family, Dr. Glassman says. We focus on what s best for them and help them make informed decisions like whether surgery is needed, since it may not be the best option for everyone. Dr. Glassman specializes in leading-edge minimally invasive procedures, such as robotic, thoracoscopic and video assisted thoracic surgery, which result in less scarring, reduced pain and faster recovery time for patients. His team is able to perform major pulmonary resections with a minimally invasive approach about 90 percent of the time, which is considerably higher than the national average for that procedure. Dr. Glassman is also renowned for taking on the most complex operations and revisional surgeries, including chest infections and traumas. Many institutions in the region routinely seek his specialized expertise for highly intricate cases. For Dr. Glassman, the best part about his job is being able to transform people s lives. As a surgeon, I am blessed to be able to do what I do, Dr. Glassman says. We all have to trust each other in this world, and it s a great privilege to know that people trust in me and my team.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chief of Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic, North Shore University Hospital

  • Academic titles

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

  • Chief resident

    • New York University School of Medicine

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Medical school

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • New York University School of Medicine

    • University of Minnesota School of Medicine

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Fellowships

    • National Institute of Health, NIH

    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

    • Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

270-05 76th AvenueNew Hyde Park, NY 11040

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09/26/2019
"In my opinion Dr. Glassman is an excellent physician ang I am extremely grateful have him as my surgeon."
09/26/2019
"I have the utmost confidence and respect for Dr Glassman I recommend him every chance I get"
09/20/2019
"Dr. Glassman is the BEST."
08/20/2019
"Dr. Glassman is a wonderful doctor. He has a wonderful manner, and he absolutely put my mind at ease."
08/15/2019
"Dr Glassman is a top surgeon in my opinion. het took very good care of me. His staff is friendly and Cindy very friendly and helpful to make tests and appointments for the future. Dr Glassman is aces in my books."
08/13/2019
"Dr. Glassman has been great. "
08/13/2019
"This man is my hero!"
08/01/2019
"9. The best!"
07/22/2019
"Dr. Glassman has always been very informative and included me and my husband in every worry and treatment I need to have. I would definitely recommend this office to others!!"
07/12/2019
"Dr. Glassman was extremely professional as well as sensitive to specific condition I presented. I highly recommend him -"
07/01/2019
"Dr. L. Glassman I trust with my life. If I had to rate Dr. Glassman from 1-10 and 10 being the best. Definitely a 10."
06/07/2019
"Dr. Glassman and I have a great rapport with each other. He has been my physician for nine years and I completely trust him!! "
05/30/2019
"I have recommended Dr. Glassman dozens of times. He is an angel walking the earth, the healthcare field and the world need more people like him."
05/29/2019
"Dr Glassman is one of the finest physicians I've ever known. He is kind, very attentive to questions, extremely knowledgeable, takes his time and I've never felt rushed during a visit. I cannot say enough about him."
05/23/2019
"extremely pleased with Dr Glassman and staff"
05/23/2019
"Dr Glassman is one of the best Doctors I've ever dealt with"
05/10/2019
"Dr. Glassman makes you feel as you knew him forever (very comfortable) a "gentleman"."
04/25/2019
"Dr. Glassman is one of the nicest, kindest and knowledgeable doctors I have ever had. He is so wonderful and professional and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needed his type of care!!"
04/25/2019
"Dr. Glassman is the BEST DR IN THE WORLD!!! His real name is SUPERMAN !!"
04/24/2019
"Very recommended!!"
03/20/2019
"Above wonderful."
03/19/2019
"All good. "
03/19/2019
"Dr. Glassman is compassionate, thorough & kind as are his immediate staff."
03/11/2019
"Dr. Glassman's work is truly outstanding and he possesses tremendous kindness to match. Because I needed a surgery that not all thoracic surgeons perform, I thought I might have to go to the city for treatment. I'm so glad I found Dr. Glassman right here on LI, and I could not have imagined a better experience. I am forever grateful for what he's done for me."
02/11/2019
"Dr. Glassman explained things in great detail and fully addressed my questions and concerns."
01/18/2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Glassman since 2009 - he has always been kind & caring at each & every surgery & visits I had with him. He s the best!"
01/02/2019
"When I was in the hospital Dr. Glassman visit me everyday. He is a very good care provider. #7. Dr. Glassman "
12/27/2018
"Excellent care and answers all questions."
12/20/2018
"Dr. Glassman was very concerned & came everyday when I was in ICU."
12/20/2018
"All good."
12/15/2018
"Dr. Glassman is an incredible physician, he's very approachable,professional, Curtis, takes as much time as needed to explain the medical condition, and after he gave us our options in treatment, he was extremely helpful with our decisions. The staff at the office are extremely friendly,and eager to help... everyone has a smile and so friendly.. I am so thankful for Dr. Glassman"
12/15/2018
"Dr. Glassman has far exceeded my expectations. Originally, I thought I'd have to go to the city for treatment. I'm so glad I didn't because I cannot imagine anyone better than Dr. Glassman. He explained the surgery to me in a way that put me at ease. he checked on me in the hospital multiple times. And he's been exceptionally accommodating in post-op care at the office. I know he is in high demand, yet I never feel rushed. Nor does he ever make me feel as though my condition is less important than that of his other patients - and he surely deals with some dire cases. This all speaks of his compassionate heart and lack of ego. Alll the while, his surgical skill is tops. His work is so superb, I didn't even need painkillers after surgery."
11/27/2018
"Dr. Glassman was kind, warm and an attentive listener while at the same time professional."
11/20/2018
"Very comfortable. "
11/09/2018
"Dr. Glassman is the BEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD!!! That's why I named him SUPERMAN!"
10/29/2018
"I will never be able to thank Dr. Lawrence Glassman MD for all he has done for me. He is a great and caring surgeon. He is the whole package, wonderful."
10/26/2018
"Dr Glassman is a Awesome surgeon and so far so good with my lungs."
08/28/2018
"No problems they were all kind & caring."
08/03/2018
"The best - Made me feel very confident."
07/30/2018
"Dr. Glassman is tops!!"
07/19/2018
"Dr. Glass gave me a positive feeling at a stressful time. Did not rush & answered my questions. I have confidence in him he is a people person."
07/05/2018
"I would highly recommend Dr. L. Glassman."
06/30/2018
"9-10. Good."
06/23/2018
"Dr. Glassman came highly recommended. A++ doctor thank you."
06/14/2018
"THE BEST DOCTOR I EVER HAD"
06/13/2018
"Dr. Glassman has taken care of my medical issues (stage 4 esophageal cancer) since 2008. I have had 10 more years with my family and friends. I feel this is all due to the incredible care I have received by Dr. Glassman. My family and I are eternally grateful."
06/06/2018
"Kind - compassionate."
05/10/2018
"Dr. Glassman is the best!"
05/09/2018
"Dr. Glassman is one of the most professional doctors I have ever had the pleasure to see. He is so kind and I feel like he is a friend. GOD BLESS HIM!"
04/24/2018
"Feel comfortable; trust this practitioner - however, I'm an RN BSN with 30+ yrs and I knew what I like & need."
04/23/2018
"going to dr glassman for a least 10 years , am extremely pleased with his competency and caring manner"
04/17/2018
"Dr. Glassman saved my life - Northwell has an asset to the name - he should be valued!"
04/11/2018
"Dr. Glassman is outstanding. "
04/09/2018
"All my questions and concerns were answered. I wouldn't go to any one but Dr. Glassman."
04/08/2018
"He is one of the best doctors I have encountered."
03/27/2018
"The best!"
02/28/2018
"Perfect."
02/25/2018
"Dr. Glassman is WONDERFUL!!"
02/20/2018
"I trusted him completely."
01/25/2018
"Very confident doctor made me feel at ease about my upcoming surgery."
01/22/2018
"Dr. Glassman is my hero, he removed a cancerous tumor that if he hadn't done a wonderful job at removing all the tumor, my cancer would spread - Thank you Dr. Glassman. 1-10. Excellent. "
01/17/2018
"Fantastic Doctor"
12/30/2017
"Doc. took the time with me that i needed"
12/21/2017
"Dr. Glassman was quite effective in his explanations and answered all questions thoroughly."
12/19/2017
"Excellent."
12/18/2017
"The best doctor I ever had"
11/28/2017
"He is competent and knowledgeable in his field.."
11/22/2017
"He was very nice."
10/31/2017
"Dr. Glassman, L.R. made me feel that if my situation was an immediate threat, he was capable handling it right then and there, and that my situation needed appropriate further diagnosis before being rushed into."
10/27/2017
"Dr. Glassman is a excellent dr.!! If you see him call him SUPERMAN. Best dr. in the world!"
10/09/2017
"He is the best"
10/03/2017
"#9. The best."
09/28/2017
"Dr. Glassman is excellent. "
09/26/2017
"Dr Glassman and his entire staff are extremely professional and knowledgeable. Each took time to talk to me and explain what was occurring and what their finding were. I was treated like a person throughout the process."
08/28/2017
"Dr. Glassman is one of a kind. My wife and I love him and have absolute confidence in his judgement and medical skills. In addition, his "bedside" manner is a patients dream. I consider myself very fortunate to have him on my medical team."
08/24/2017
"Dr. Glassman was wonderful. I totally would recommend him to everyone that needed a dr. like him."
08/14/2017
"competent MD..."
07/26/2017
"Dr. Glassman - explained reason for sending me for BX. Thus reassuring me that chemo & radiation would help. - Surgery not possible."
07/17/2017
"As far as Dr. Lawrence Glassman is concerned he is the 'best' of the "best" none better."
06/27/2017
"Very personable."
06/19/2017
"I have been a patient of Dr. Glassman's for over 5 years. He is an excellent thoracic surgeon and I have complete confidence in him. Dr. Glassman has operated on me 4 times and I feel blessed to have such a profession and dedicated doctor taking care of me."
06/11/2017
"Having been admitted thru ER for surgery, I didn't know who my surgeon would be. I was ecstatic when Dr. Glassman walked into my room."
04/28/2017
"Most experienced, kind, brilliant caring on and on doctor I have ever met - seeing Dr. Glassman for over 10 years - saved my life."
04/03/2017
"Dr. Glassman is a wonderful, caring doctor -"
03/30/2017
"Excellent dr."
03/13/2017
"I have total confidence entrusting Dr. Glassman with my health care."
03/09/2017
"Dr. Glassman is the best. He's a wonderful doctor who cares about his patients and takes time with them."
01/10/2017
"Glassman is not only the best doctor most competent/surgeon I've ever had but also the most caring."
11/29/2016
"Friendly, pleasant, easy going."
11/22/2016
"Dr. Glassman is one in a million, a true gem."
11/08/2016
"they are great"
11/06/2016
"All very good experience -"
10/31/2016
"Was an extremely busy schedule and they fit me in to see the doctor. No complaints."
10/27/2016
"It was OK."
10/17/2016
"Dr. Glassman saved my life in 2002. #9. Complete."
10/05/2016
"I think Dr. Glassman is great - he's not condescending & he really listens."
09/12/2016
"I was very satisfied with my entire experience with Dr. Glassman."
08/08/2016
"I would 100% recommend Dr.Glassman he changed my life with the surgery he performed on me and I couldn't be any happier with the results! it was a great experience and I would do it all over again if I had to"
08/06/2016
"Dr Glassman is a wonderful dr. & surgeon very caring & positive."
05/17/2016
"I feel very fortunate that I was treated by Dr Glassman. I am confident that all my future treatment to my surgery and recovery will be a success. God willing!"
04/07/2016
"All good experience. 1. Dr. L. Glassman MD"
04/04/2016
"I would recommend him as a lung surgeon but I would also advise about the wait time. Never, never on time."
04/04/2016
"I am so fortunate to be one of Dr. Glassman's patients."
03/31/2016
"I will never use any one else but Dr. L. Glassman."
03/15/2016
"Dr. Glassman is professional, caring and highly skilled."
03/02/2016
"Excellent."
02/11/2016
"Very positive experience."
01/12/2016
"excellent doctor and staff."
12/29/2015
"All experiences were good even with my bad situation. I can't say enough good things about all of the staff."
10/20/2015
"I was very impressed with Dr. Glassman, and his staff"
09/23/2015
"Dr. Glassman is one in a million! Best dr. I ever had!"
09/11/2015
"Excellent."
08/25/2015
"Person helping me was very caring and made me feel at ease."
08/17/2015
"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Glassman - both his medical skills and his "bedside manner." It has been 4 1/2 years since my lung surgery and I feel GREAT!!! I feel I owe my health and my life to Dr. Glassman - I am so grateful. Please share my comments with Dr. Glassman."
06/17/2015
"Excellent doctor."
06/15/2015
"Dr. Glassman & staff are very caring & a pleasure to visit."
03/31/2015
"Excellent attention, explanations and plan."
03/30/2015
"I recommend Dr. Glassman daily in my practice. I own an insurance agency."
09/17/2014
"Dr. Glassman is a wonderful doctor and a very pleasant man."
08/14/2014
"#9. He is the BEST!! #10. DEFINITELY!!"
07/01/2014
"I found Dr. Glassman to be a wonderful warm person, easy to deal with besides being a fabulous surgeon. I was very impressed w/him."
05/21/2014
"Excellent."
05/15/2014
"Dr. Glassman has a wonderful bedside manner, puts you at ease."
04/18/2014
"Dr. Glassman is a very caring person and has made me feel very comfortable in his care!"
04/15/2014
"Always very good on all."
03/27/2014
"Would definitely recommend this provider."