Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic Surgery Division at Mount Sinai Beth Israel offers patients a full range of thoracic surgery services including minimally invasive and robotic surgery involving the lungs, esophagus and the mediastinum. In particular, we specialize in CT-guided biopsy of thoracic nodules and masses, perform bronchoscopy and endobronchial tumor resection and stenting, esophageal stenting, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) of the lung, esophagus, and other mediastinal tumors. We also perform chest wall reconstruction for pectus deformity and minimally invasive sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis.

Our mission

The division’s mission is to deliver outstanding healthcare with an individualized and caring approach. We are committed to serving each patient's physical and emotional needs throughout diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation. Our surgeons coordinate the efforts of anesthesiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists to deliver an individualized and interdisciplinary plan for each patient. We are aided in this effort by our nurse practitioners and patient navigators, who are also available as valuable resources to assist in the education and coordination of care for patients. Utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding medical services and consultants, our surgeons are able to offer the most up-to-date techniques and care available in the world. We are committed to improve upon our recent accomplishments and lead the field of thoracic surgery in the 21st century.

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Andrew J. Kaufman, MD
Chief, Department of Thoracic Surgery

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