Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Services: Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Upper East Side
525 East 68th Street, M-404
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-5194 | F: (646) 962-0108
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 05:00pm
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Upper East Side
525 East 68th Street, F677
New York, NY 10065
P: 212-746-5014 | F: 212-746-8373
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 05:00pm
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Lower Manhattan
170 William Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
P: 212-746-6275 | F: 646-962-0203
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 05:00pm
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North Queens
56-45 Main Street, 3S – Room 387
Flushing, NY 11355
P: 718-670-1137 | F: 718-661-7404
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 05:00pm
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North Queens
56-45 Main Street, Suite WA100
Flushing, NY 11355
P: 718-670-2707 | F: 718-670-2762
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 05:00pm
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Northwest Brooklyn
506 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
P: 718-780-7700 | F: 718-780-6701
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 05:00pm
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Southern Brooklyn
2625 East 14th Street, Suite 201
Brooklyn, NY 11235
P: 855-379-3125 | F: 646-962-0203
Wed 09:00am - 01:00pm

Practice Info

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Cardiothoracic Surgery is a recognized leader in adult and pediatric heart, lung, and esophageal surgery. Our experience with complex cardiac and thoracic problems and our knowledge of the latest advances in this area have helped to establish NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as a major referral center and top hospital for cardiac and thoracic surgery patients from across the country and around the world.

 

Out of the top physicians and surgeons in NY State,11 are part of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Cardiothoracic Surgery team. (Castle Connelly Top Doctors)

America’s Top Doctors: Leonard N. Girardi MD, Karl Krieger MD, O. Wayne Isom MD, Nasser Altorki MD,  Samuel Lang MD, Jeffrey Port MD, T. Sloane Guy MD

NY Top Doctors: Brendon Stiles MD, Arash Salemi MD, Paul Lee MD, Anthony Tortolani MD

 

Weill Cornell Medicine has one of the lowest mortality rates in cardiac surgery out of the 40 hospitals in NY State. (2010-2012 Adult Cardiac Surgery report – NYS DOH)

 

But our technical expertise isn't the only reason you should come to us for your care. You can be assured that when you come to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine for cardiac or thoracic surgery, we will treat you like family. That caring approach starts from the first time you contact us. And when you get here, you'll receive treatment from a team of experts in a bright and comfortable setting. We'll carefully assess your individual situation and collaborate to create a personalized plan of care that is best for you, relying on the latest advances in heart and lung care.

For your Visit and What to Expect

Cardiac Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers both proven surgical modalities and new, minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of coronary artery disease, thoracic aortic aneurysm, valvular disease, arrythmias and adult congenital heart disease.Learn More ›

Thoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality and advanced care to patients with diseases of the lung, trachea, esophagus, chest wall, and mediastinum. Learn More ›

The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program offers a team-based, specialized approach that provides optimal care for children with heart disease and disorders. Because these children often also have multiple health problems.  Learn More >

Research and Clinical Trials

Cardiothoracic Surgery is actively engaged in a robust program of basic science investigation and clinical trials with the potential to improve the management of patients with heart and lung diseases and disorders. Learn More >

For more information, please visit our practice website. Cardiothoracic Surgery

Patient Perspectives


"Dr. Girardi is a brilliant surgeon, and a very caring and humble man. He and his team saved my wife's life." - J.R. 

"Astonishing team who practice medicine as it is intended to be practiced. Everyone on the team, including (or maybe especially) the nurses on the floor is meticulous, kind and thorough. Dr. Girardi has very special skills, but his assembly of his surgical team is nothing short of miraculous. Hat's off to all of you." - N.T.

"I had robotic mitral valve repair on August 9, 2012. Last Thursday, August 13, I had my 3 year check up with my local cardiologist (I live in Rhode Island now) and everything was perfect. I take no medications. To celebrate, I went for a single handed sail on Narragansett Bay on my 27' foot sailboat. When I first saw Dr. Guy, I couldn't walk 27 feet without getting out of breath. Thank you Dr. Guy!" - Anonymous

"Dr. Guy performed the best robotic mitral valve repair on me. Dr. Guy repaired my mitral valve via a minimally invasive robotic procedure on May 5, 2015. I selected him per the recommendation of my cardiologist, even though others were insisting I go to the Cleveland Clinic on its reputation and high published ranking. Two months after my surgery, I am very happy and satisfied with my decision. The operation had the best possible outcome. Even though my mitral valve was severely impaired, resulting to a high degree of regurgitation, Dr. Guy was able to avoid a mechanical valve replacement, and a sternotomy.

 

 Two weeks after the operation, I could walk outdoors for 1/2 to 1 hour at a time, twice a day. Test performed by my cardiologist showed a normal valve repair, and I returned to work less than six weeks after the operation. I am currently making great progress at my cardiac rehabilitation program. Dr. Guy is one of few surgeons in the country and the world who have mastered the complex and delicate minimally invasive robotic mitral valve surgery. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs this operation. Thank you Dr. Guy & Team!"

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Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.B., B.Ch.
Nasser Khaled Altorki, M.B., B.Ch.
Thoracic Surgery  
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Dimitrios V. Avgerinos, M.D., PhD
Dimitrios V. Avgerinos, M.D., PhD
Cardiac Surgery  
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Emile A. Bacha, M.D.
Emile A. Bacha, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery  
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Paul J. Chai, M.D.
Paul J. Chai, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery  
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Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.
Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Iosif Gulkarov, M.D.
Iosif Gulkarov, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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T. Sloane Guy, M.D.
T. Sloane Guy, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Sebron Harrison, M.D.
Sebron Harrison, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery  
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Clare Ann Hochreiter, M.D.
Clare Ann Hochreiter, M.D.
Cardiovascular Disease  
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O. Wayne Isom, M.D.
O. Wayne Isom, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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David M. Kalfa, M.D., Ph.D.
David M. Kalfa, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery  
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Karl Hemingway Krieger, M.D.
Karl Hemingway Krieger, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Samuel J. Lang, D.V.M., M.D.
Samuel J. Lang, D.V.M., M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Christopher Lau, M.D.
Christopher Lau, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Paul C. Lee, M.D.
Paul C. Lee, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery  
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Charles A. Mack, M.D.
Charles A. Mack, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Andrew Nguyen, M.D.
Andrew Nguyen, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery  
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Jeffrey L. Port, M.D.
Jeffrey L. Port, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery  
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Arash Salemi, M.D.
Arash Salemi, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Eugene Shostak, M.D.
Eugene Shostak, M.D.
Pulmonary Disease Medicine  
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Brendon Stiles, M.D.
Brendon Stiles, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery  
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Anthony Tortolani, M.D.
Anthony Tortolani, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Robert F. Tranbaugh, M.D.
Robert F. Tranbaugh, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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Berhane Worku, M.D.
Berhane Worku, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery  
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