Jeffrey L. Port, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery
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Jeffrey L. Port, M.D.

Thoracic Surgery

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Robotic Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Trachea
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymoma
  • Achalasia
  • Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
  • GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • GERD Surgery
  • Lung Nodules
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Excision, Neoplasm, Chest Wall
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
  • Thorascopic Lung Surgery
  • Secondary Cancer of Lung
  • Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
  • Excision of Chest Wall Tumor
  • Resection, Pancoast Tumor, Rib and Chest Wall
  • Management of Lung Nodules
  • Lung Cancer-Diagnostic Testing
  • Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagectomy, Robot-Assisted, Laparoscopic
  • Excision, Esophagus, Combined Laparoscopic and VATS Approach
  • Excision, Esophagus, Combined Laparoscopy and Thoracotomy
  • Benign Esophageal Disease
  • 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


Board Certifications

  • Surgery, Thoracic
  • Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1991


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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."


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.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha NYU School of Medicine 1991

Best Doctors in New York Magazine 2012

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