About

About

National Leader and Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, including robotic surgery. Leads a national epicenter of robotic thoracic surgery

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

    • Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chief - Thoracic Surgery of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Director - Robotic Thoracic Surgery of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Academic titles

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

  • Chief resident

    • State University of NY Health Science Ctr/Brooklyn

    • North Shore University Hospital

  • Medical school

    • Albany Medical College

  • Residencies

    • State University of NY Health Science Ctr/Brooklyn

    • North Shore University Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Northern Westchester Hospital

    • Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Staten Island University Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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08/30/2018
"Best doctor I am very happy to have him as my surgeon I am recommending to every one."
06/11/2018
"outstanding care Dr Lazzaro gave me over the last 5 years."
05/28/2018
"Very friendly and professional attitude. "
05/10/2018
"Dr. Lazzaro is extraordinary. An extremely gifted surgeon & a very caring & courteous gentleman. He's in a league of his own."
04/01/2018
"Dr. Lazzaro is an excellent doctor. Would highly recommend him. "
03/23/2018
"First time surgeon ever called me at home to check on my wellbeing."
03/02/2018
"Absolutely fantastic, helpful and attentive."
01/18/2018
"1. One of the best I ever had."
01/09/2018
"Dr. Lazzaro is the consummate professional in every way. He's an extremely skilled surgeon & a thorough, kind & compassionate physician."
11/14/2017
"Very pleased with my surgent & knowledge of my health condition. Operation went well."
10/02/2017
"Perfect."
09/28/2017
"Dr. Lazzaro made me feel very comfortable & confident in his treatment of me."
08/29/2017
"Dr. Lazzaro is a kind, caring, compassionate doctor. His surgical skills are beyond excellent."
08/28/2017
"Dr. Lazzaro is not only a wonderful doctor but a true healer!"
08/17/2017
"Dr. Lazzaro was kind, caring, and well informed about my case. He took the time to explain everything and called me to check up & see how I was. I have never met another physician like him. He was amazing. His nurse pract. Maria was wonderful too and was so responsive to emails & questions we had. I got all answers right away. Everyone should be like Dr. Lazzaro & Maria!"
07/07/2017
"Excellent."
06/21/2017
"Dr. Lazzaro was excellent in explaining medical problems & what may be done on recent test results. Very pleased w/ Dr. Lozzaro."
06/18/2017
"Dr. Lazzaro is very top surgeon thoracic robotic - I wish Medicare paid him a higher fee - he has immense responsibility - a human life in his hands."
06/06/2017
"Excellent."
04/13/2017
"Dr. Lazzaro is one of the most caring compassionate doctors I have ever met."
04/12/2017
"Good."
04/11/2017
"Good."
02/27/2017
"#1 doctor that God appointed me to, I love him."
02/19/2017
"As a result of the surgery he performed he has extended my life. I will always be thankful & can never forget him."
11/17/2016
"Provider is a very caring physician with lofty goals. He is empathetic and expertly skilled."
11/07/2016
"Mr. Lazzaro: very good. Excellent."
10/24/2016
"I have already recommended Dr. Lazzaro to others. I don't believe I could have received better care from anyone else. Dr. Lazzaro is easily accessible, & skilled surgeon & compassionate human being."
08/29/2016
"Very impressed with providers care, concern. follow-through."
08/02/2016
"I have every confidence in Dr. Dr. Lazzaro and his staff."
07/21/2016
"Great people."
07/07/2016
"Dr. Lazzaro performed surgery on me almost 2 yrs ago. He is a TOP NOTCH SURGEON, an artist and I highly recommend him to people I know. He's a good man with a great bedside manner through my recovery experience. He's a rockstar!"
07/02/2016
"cannot say enough about everyone in dr lazzaro team and dr lazzaro as wellI am lucky to have him as my surgeon"
06/07/2016
"Very pleasant to talk to. ______ about my health. Good experience."
06/06/2016
"llm so happy,"
05/25/2016
"Very good."
05/15/2016
"Dr. Lazarro provides excellent care with a comfortable easy style. Rare to find such strong interpersonal skills combine with excellence in his specialty as well. A true asset"
05/11/2016
"Excellent doctor & a wonderful person! Caring, friendly, careful!!"
05/09/2016
"Dr staff is really professional compassion always there for your needs"
05/04/2016
"Dr. Lazzaro is my surgeon. He is excellent. he's very caring, respectful, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly."
03/24/2016
"Dr. Lazzaro goes above & beyond - He is amazing."
03/24/2016
"Dr. Lazzaro is one of the most courteous, well informed, passionate, respectful doctors I've ever met and I have seen many doctors in my lifetime."
03/11/2016
"Dr. took charge of making decisions about my treatment which is what I wanted & needed."
03/07/2016
"The care giver was very friendly and explained the tests I will have."
02/29/2016
"They were very respectful & kind. All people at the office were great to me."
02/19/2016
"Good."
02/12/2016
"Once again I can't say enough about Dr. Lazzaro & Dr. Pirelli they are fabulous."
11/13/2015
"Dr. Richard Lazzaro is superior in all regards."
11/04/2015
"The very best I have ever seen from any doctor -"
10/15/2015
"Good. #8. 15 m."
09/02/2015
"All good."
07/17/2015
"Richard Lazzaro is a wonder doctor. He staff is great."
05/14/2015
"Dr. Lazzaro is a excellent doctor - would recommend him any time."
03/27/2015
"#8-10. Excellent."
03/06/2015
"Outstanding care."
01/15/2015
"Fear was eliminated to don't worry. #4. Okay. #8. When needed."
11/10/2014
"All good."
10/21/2014
"The doctor described he would treat me like if I were his daughter. What would he do? That was very comforting."
10/16/2014
"I left my visit with Dr. Lazzaro feeling very good and safe -"
10/10/2014
"Good."
02/04/2014
"NO ONE could ever have a bad experience with Dr. Lazzaro he is a very dedicated to his patients always - this is an excellent dr. HE SAVED ME. He is always in my PRAYS & HEART & my FAMILY'S."

In the news

In the news

In the news
Lenox Hill Hospital surgeons are the first in the world to repair a collapsed trachea using a fully robotic, minimally-invasive technique. Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM), a debilitating condition that weakens the airway walls, has been treated historically through open, invasive surgery...

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