About

About

Patients can now get treated closer to home, and that s a wonderful thing. As Northwell Health s head of Thoracic Surgery for Suffolk County, Dr. Vijay Singh is passionate about bringing world-class care to eastern Long Island. He was the first in Suffolk County to do robotic thoracic surgery a minimally invasive technique that improves surgical precision and quickens patient recovery. He uses these advanced robotic techniques to expertly treat benign and malignant disorders of the lung and esophagus. Thanks in part to his efforts, Southside Hospital has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery from the Surgical Review Corporation. Dr. Singh s patients choose him not only for his results, but also for his accessibility and compassion. He understands the uncertainty that often comes with a health event or new diagnosis, as the majority of his patients are dealing with cancer. He takes the time to get to know each person, explain everything clearly and answer questions before, during and after surgery. Access and communication go hand in hand in making patients feel comfortable, Dr. Singh says. My patients know they can always call me if they need something or have a concern. Collaboration is key to Dr. Singh s approach to treatment. He participates in a weekly multidisciplinary meeting at Huntington Hospital, where he also does thoracic surgery. At this meeting, specialists across many disciplines come together to discuss cases (especially for lung cancer) and decide on treatment plans uniquely tailored for each patient. Participating specialists include thoracic surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonary physicians and primary care doctors. Dr. Singh enjoys sharing his expertise with other medical professionals as an assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. When he s not teaching, he s fulfilling his own continuous thirst for knowledge by conducting research and reading up on the latest innovations in the field. Dr. Singh is helping lead the efforts to bring advanced thoracic surgery to Mather Hospital, so that patients can have even more access to state-of-the-art care in their backyard. In the future, he plans to get more involved with philanthropy work in India as a member of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) showing he s dedicated to caring for people, whether close to home or across the globe. I love helping people, Dr. Singh says. It s what I was born to do.

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

  • Medical school

    • Ross Univ School of Medicine Dominica West Indies

  • Residencies

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

  • Internships

    • Nassau University Medical Center

  • Fellowships

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Peconic Bay Medical Center

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

    • Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

301 East Main Street, 2 NorthBay Shore, NY 11706
270-05 76th Ave, Onocology Building- C LevelNew Hyde Park, NY 11040

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10/07/2019
"Dr. Singh is wonderful. He is so compassionate he has confidence and makes you feel part of your health plan moving forward. I would recommend him whole heartedly. "
09/09/2019
"Love him! "
07/29/2019
"Dr. Singh explains everything so well! Just a great person! "
06/21/2019
"Dr. Singh is exceptional I have only the highest praise for him."
05/02/2019
"Good doctor!"
04/15/2019
"I am very happy with Dr. Vijay Singh he shows he cares."
02/16/2019
"excellent knowledge and excellent relations"
01/27/2019
"excellent"
01/25/2019
"Excellent."
01/07/2019
"My family and I love Dr. Singh. He's very compassionate Took time to explain options and help me feel comfortable. I feel very fortunate to have found him. His care before during and after surgery was terrific. Would highly recommend him."
12/17/2018
"I think dr. Singh is great.. easy to talk to. very understanding.I already recommended him toa friend of mine, he liked Dr.Singh as much as I do"
12/01/2018
"Dr. Singh is so caring he never puts me off. He always answers all of my questions. He makes me feel better every time I see him"
11/26/2018
"The best."
10/31/2018
"He was recommended to me by a number of sources as one of best at his specialty "a quote unquote" "he is a doctors doctor. Dr. Bitterman said he would use him for himself for his specialty" (sternum fractures). "
10/24/2018
"AA++AAA = excellent! #1. A+AAA. #9. AA++AAA. "
10/15/2018
"Dr. Singh is excellent. "
10/15/2018
"Dr. Singh is a great dr. Very pleasant."
10/09/2018
"Doc made me comfortable and not rushed. Talked in laymans terms I could understand."
09/26/2018
"Truly, Dr. Singh was awesome!"
09/24/2018
"I was/am very satisfied with the care I received from Dr. Vijay Singh. I would highly recommend him to other patients should the need arise."
09/07/2018
"Dr. Singh gave me his cell # & said I could call him if I have any questions. Wonderful remarkable, excellent & great. Thank you. Also, scheduled surgery at hospital I requested. Grateful! 9. Excellent! "
07/19/2018
"Good."
07/17/2018
"Really appreciate Dr. Singh as a physician and as a friend."
06/25/2018
"dr.Singh is one of the best drs.that I've had in a long time.I already recommended someone to him."
06/22/2018
"Will visit him at another office closer to my home."
06/20/2018
"Very impressed with Dr. Singh!"
06/18/2018
"a very intelligent doctor."
05/24/2018
"Dr. Singh is exceptional!! Thorough and so very kind."
04/24/2018
"Had been recommended by primary care and other patients met all my expectations - excellent provider."
04/23/2018
"Dr. Singh was and is an amazing doctor, I would recommend him and his time to anyone needed said services."
04/08/2018
"He is the best!"
04/05/2018
"I would recommend everyone to Northwell Hospital. They took care of their patients."
03/11/2018
"Dr. Singh has been so caring and my family and I feel confident in his care. He takes the time to talk with you and explain everything. We are very grateful for him and would highly recommend him."
03/04/2018
"Dr. was professional, informative and approachable."
11/09/2017
"Dr. Singh was just wonderful. He took time to explain everything to me. I feel very safe having him do my surgery. Excellent doctor!"
11/03/2017
"He was exceptional - he took the time to explain in detail what he saw in my CAT scan - more than any other dr. - I had seen previously - I will definitely return to him. #7. Excellent. "
09/25/2017
"Dr. Singh is the BEST. He is so easy to talk too never rushed always kind."
09/11/2017
"Dr. Singh is awesome!! "
08/28/2017
"I would highly recommend Dr. Vijay Singh for his excellent service & compassion."
08/10/2017
"My family and I had complete confidence in Dr. Singh. He was wonderful. He answered all questions and was very caring. He let us know what to expect before and after surgery."
07/30/2017
"He is an excellent doctor. Have reffered other members of my family."
07/07/2017
"All my experience with the provider was very good - "
06/23/2017
"Dr. was very good."
06/22/2017
"Excellent doctor. #9. GREAT. "
06/11/2017
"first time vist was good"
05/31/2017
"The care provider explained my condition very well; I understood everything he said!"
05/23/2017
"very pleased"
05/18/2017
"Very positive and good experience."
04/09/2017
"Dr. Singh was very professional and caring about my health issue. Excellent!"
03/29/2017
"One of the BEST PEOPLE DOCTOR I ever met."
03/29/2017
"Very good."
03/28/2017
"Good."
02/21/2017
"Dr. Singh saved my life - You are very fortunate to have him on your staff - I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor -"
01/06/2017
"Dr. Singh was most helpful in answering my wife's and my questions!"
12/17/2016
"Dr. Singh took care, I pray of my problem praying it won' t come back."
09/19/2016
"Excellent doctor & staff."
06/17/2016
"Dr. Singh is awesome!!!"
04/19/2016
"Dr. Singh put my wife and I at ease he is a very caring Doctor and I trust him with my medical needs"
04/06/2016
"Dr. Singh is a great dr. Very comfortable with him."
04/02/2016
"Dr Sing explained everything to my satisfaction."
03/25/2016
"#1-3. Great."
02/24/2016
"Very caring & patient."
01/19/2016
"I have the highest respect for Dr. Singh."
12/16/2015
"Dr. Singh is a wonderful doctor, and shows interest & concern and compassion."
12/03/2015
"absolutely love this M.D."
09/25/2015
"Dr. Singh, very happy & in good hands. #7. Excellent."
06/30/2015
"Very knowledgeable and took time to explain procedure."
12/12/2014
"Dr. Singh saved my life - There is no doubt in my mind that God works through his hands -"
01/08/2014
"I thank God I found Dr. Vijay Singh - He has literally saved my life - I thank LIJ for employing him -"

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