Thoracic Surgery at Southside Hospital


The thoracic surgeons at Southside Hospital offer comprehensive surgical treatment for diseases of the lung and esophagus, including lung cancer, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hyperhidrosis. Our comprehensive program is part of the 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.

The physicians and staff at Southside 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 extremely efficient form of minimally invasive surgery that has less pain, shorter recovery times and is more effective. In addition to robotic surgery, we utilize emerging technology in navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound to diagnose and treat conditions of the lungs and chest.

At Southside Hospital we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating 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 with our patients to ensure our patients are well informed and primed for success after surgery.

Why choose us?

The number one priority of Thoracic Surgery at Southside Hospital is patient-centered care. From utilizing the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery to participating in ground-breaking clinical studies, we are singularly focused on providing patients with better outcomes. Our patients get the benefit of having treatment options that are not available at other hospitals in Suffolk County, in their own backyard.

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 variety of specialists throughout the health system to ensure patients are getting the care they need for all their health concerns. The thoracic surgeons at Southside 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 exclusive 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 Southside Hospital, we provide surgical treatment for a variety of conditions of the lungs and chest. Treatment decisions are made based on a variety of factors, including the type of condition you have, your age, overall health and personal needs. Your Southside 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)
  • Byssinosis
  • 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 aneurysms


Alan Hartman, MD

  • Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Cardiothoracic Services,
    Northwell Health
  • Chair, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery,
    Northwell Health and Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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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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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

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