Thoracic Surgery

NuHealth’s thoracic surgeons are experienced specialists whose skills are kept sharp by necessity. Operating at Nassau University Medical Center, our thoracic surgery specialists care for patients arriving from our Level I Trauma Center…many of whom have been victims of massive chest trauma. In addition, NuHealth’s thoracic surgery team provides surgical solutions for patients with diseases of the chest, lungs, heart, esophagus, mediastinum (the space containing everything in the chest but the lungs) and major blood vessels. Among the diseases and conditions NuHealth’s thoracic surgery team are called upon to address are:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Failure
  • Pulmonary Inflammatory Disease
  • Swallowing Disorders

NuHealth’s thoracic surgeons work closely with physicians in other specialties at Nassau University Medical Center, including cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology and other areas of medicine.

For an appointment or consultation with a thoracic surgeon at Nassau University Medical Center, please call (516) 486-6862.

Clinical Staff
Leonard Barrett, MD