The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is a recognized leader in heart, lung and esophagus surgery. Our experience with complex cardiothoracic issues and knowledge of the latest advances have helped to establish Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian as a major referral center for cardiovascular and thoracic patients from around the world.

Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Cardiac Surgery provides expert care to patients who need:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Valve repair/replacement
  • Surgery for adult congenital heart disease
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
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Cardiac Surgery team
Thoracic Surgery team

Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery offers the most advanced surgical care for:

  • Lung and esophageal cancers
  • Emphysema
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pericardial & Pleural Effusions
  • Thoracentesis
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Cardiac Surgery

Adult & Pediatric

Thoracic Surgery

Lung & Esophagus

US World News 2016 Ranking


The Weill Cornell Medicine's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is proud to partner with NewYork-Presbyterian, ranked #6 in the nation and #1 in NYC by US News and World Report.

Clinical Trials


The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department conducts a robust clinical trials program to evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and medications that have the potential to improve the management of patients with heart, lung, and esophageal disease. The outcomes of heart, lung, and esophageal operations can be improved with technical innovations.

NEW ADVANCES


Dr. Leonard Girardi
Appointed to the NY State Cardiac Advisory Committee - November 2016

Appointed to the National Marfan Foundation Professional Advisory Board - December 2016

Dr. Brendon Stiles
Served as chairman of a panel for the
Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Lung Cancer Research Program - November 2016

Patients Recover Faster After Robotic Heart Surgery
By Dana Arschin
December 15

Dr. T. Sloane Guy appears on FOX 5 to discuss the benefits of using robotics for heart surgery and highlights a patient who had a successful outcome. Dr. Guy does about 100 robotic heart surgeries a year and his goal is to more than double that number. He said the problem is that not enough patients know that this type of surgery exists and next spring he will be organizing a training for doctors across the country.
Dr. T. Sloane Guy, associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery

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