Thoracic Surgery at Huntington Hospital


Huntington Hospital offers comprehensive surgical services for conditions of the lungs, chest and esophagus. Our program is part of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Services at Northwell Health, which serves as a national referral center offering multidisciplinary care and the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Our physicians and staff at Huntington Hospital are committed to providing patients with compassionate care that utilizes the most up-to-date surgical techniques. We perform a high volume of robotic surgical procedures, which is an efficient form of minimally invasive surgery that has less pain and shorter recovery times. In addition to robotic surgery, we utilize technology in navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound to diagnose and treat conditions of the lungs and chest.

Our care team works closely with patients and their loved ones to develop an individualized care plan. Our team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals work to ensure our patients are well informed and prepared for post surgical care.

Why choose us?

Expert care – Our physicians are nationally recognized for surgical excellence for a variety of thoracic conditions. Our surgeons are known in the community for not just treating a condition but treating the whole patient.

Team approach – We work with a of specialists throughout the health system to ensure patients are getting the care they need for all their health concerns. Our thoracic surgeons at Huntington participate in the hospitals cancer committee to discuss cases through the lens of different specialties. We also work closely with critical care specialists to ensure patients are receiving care when they need it and are monitored around-the-clock.

Cutting-edge treatment – All of our thoracic surgeons are trained in using minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery, endoscopy and laparoscopy. In addition to using these treatments, our team is actively engaged in ground-breaking research to develop new surgical treatment modalities to reduce pain and recovery time, and improve patient outcomes.

Clinical expertise

Thoracic Surgery at Huntington Hospital provides surgical treatment for various conditions of the lungs and chest. Treatment decisions are made based on a range of factors, including the type of condition you have, your age, overall health and personal needs. Your Huntington thoracic surgeon will recommend the appropriate treatment for you. Our surgeons provide treatments for lung and chest conditions, including:

  • Achalasia            
  • Airway conditions
  • Alveolitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis      
  • Bronchitis (chronic)
  • Bronchitis (acute)
  • Byssionosis
  • Cancer of the chest wall / chest tumors
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hyperhidrosis / sweaty palm syndrome
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Mediastinal disease (mediastinal tumors) 
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary hypertension             
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Education & training

Through its affiliation with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Huntington Hospital provides future medical professionals with access to renowned clinical experts, world-class research and an array of professional opportunities. The school of medicine also maintains a comprehensive curriculum of cardiac care disciplines and medical subspecialties including surgery, cardiology, vascular and thoracic.

Learn how residents develop their medical acumen at Huntington Hospital with the following accredited program:

Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

The cardio-thoracic faculty and staff at Northwell Health believe the best way to train cardiothoracic surgeons is through an integrated, hands-on approach with increasing levels of responsibility. This is why Northwell offers a two-year comprehensive, ACGME-accredited thoracic surgery residency program.

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Our physicians

Brian Charles Fallon, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Lawrence Richard Glassman, MD

  • Chief of Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic, North Shore University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Frank Manetta, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Vijay Anand Singh, MD

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

Experts in minimally invasive procedures, Northwell Health has one of the leading robotic thoracic surgical programs in the United States.