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Jeffrey L. Port, M.D.

Thoracic Surgery

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Personal Statement

"The Diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. At Cornell, we utilize a multidisciplinary team approach in the treatment of patients with lung and esophageal cancers. Our dedicated team is involved from the initial evaluation through the completion of a patient's post-operative course. This unparalleled attention to the patient helps to ease the burden of the diagnosis. For those of us involved in research as well as care, this is a very important time -- several novel treatment approaches recently have been developed here at Cornell, and we currently are showing promising results."

Biographical Info

As an attending thoracic surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr Port has developed an interest in minimally invasive approaches to the diagnosis, staging and treatment of thoracic malignancies. He has have recently integrated Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB) into the thoracic surgical program. These techniques offer a minimally invasive approach to lung cancer diagnosis and staging. Dr. Port specializes in lung and esophageal cancers, mediastinal tumors and Barrett's Esophagus. He also specializes in the area of minimally invasive thoracoscopic pulmonary surgery. Dr. Port has taken a leadership role on the development of the robotic surgical program and now offers robotic surgical approaches for mediastinal, lung and esophageal disorders.

Dr. Port has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer. He has been selected as a best doctor in New York Magazine for 2012.

Dr. Port resides with his family here in Manhattan.

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha NYU School of Medicine 1991

Best Doctors in New York Magazine 2012

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Lung Cancer
Robotic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Cancer
Malignant Neoplasm of Trachea
Barrett's Esophagus
Lung Cancer-Diagnostic Testing
Thorascopic Lung Surgery
Secondary Cancer of Lung
Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
GERD Surgery
GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Laparoscopic Fundoplication
Lung Nodules
Paraesophageal Hernia
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Excision, Neoplasm, Chest Wall
Lung Cancer Surgery
Esophageal Cancer Surgery
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
Benign Esophageal Disease
Excision of Chest Wall Tumor
Resection, Pancoast Tumor, Rib and Chest Wall
Management of Lung Nodules
Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
Esophagectomy, Robot-Assisted, Laparoscopic
Excision, Esophagus, Combined Laparoscopic and VATS Approach
Excision, Esophagus, Combined Laparoscopy and Thoracotomy
Hiatal Hernia Repair
Repair, Hernia, Hiatal, Laparoscopic
Repair, Hernia, Hiatal, Paraesophageal
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophagomyotomy, Laparoscopic
Benign Tumor of Mediastinum
Malignant Neoplasm of Anterior Mediastinum
Mediastinal Mass Resection
Excision of Mediastinal Cyst
Excision of Mediastinal Tumor
Surgical Removal of Thymoma
Thymectomy With Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Robot-Assisted Thymectomy
Hyperhidrosis, Focal, Primary
  • M.D.
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Daryl and Steven Roth Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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