Dr. David J. Finley, MD

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Dr. David J. Finley, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male

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      3.6 based on 14 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Finley's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        31 – 45 minutes (12)
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      I second the comment that he is the most arrogant Dr. I have ever dealt with and makes rash decisions without proper and full testing. He takes risks that you did not discuss or agree to during surgery. His misdiagnosis and aggressive surgical decisions nearly cost me my life. He had no remorse. He is a gear head and loves to play mr robot with the Davinci equipment inside of your body, cutting and probing in a unnecessary manner. HIs nurses are horrible and rude also. Find another doctor.
      Most arrogant Doctor I have ever encountered- and I've encountered many- gave me a wrong diagnosis and wouldn't admit it, even after showing him proof. This guy is all about his image and couldn't care less about his patients.
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      Specialties

      • Thoracic Surgery
      • General Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery
      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achalasia
      • Aneurysm
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Dilation
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Motility Disorders
      • Esophageal Stricture
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Tumors, Malignant
      • Hiatal Hernia
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Malignant Mesothelioma
      • Malignant Pleural Effusion
      • Mediastinal Cancer
      • Mediastinal Endodermal Sinus Tumors
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Mediastinitis
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Pleura Cancer
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Septal Defect
      • Thoracic Cancer
      • Thrombosis
      • Thymomas
      • Thymus Cancer
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
      • Airway Stenting
      • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
      • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Esophageal Stenting
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Esophagogastroscopy
      • Esophagoscopy
      • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
      • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Resection
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Mediastinal Surgery
      • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
      • Mediastinoscopy
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
      • Open Thymectomy
      • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • Resection for Pulmonary Neoplasia
      • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
      • Segmentectomy, Open
      • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
      • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Thoracoscopic Procedure
      • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Thoracoscopy
      • Thoracotomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1999

      • Internship Hospital
        Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine

        Completed in 2000

      • Residency Hospital
        Loyola University Medical Center

        Completed in 2002

        Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

        Completed in 2006

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Massachusetts General Hospital

        Completed in 2007

        Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

        Completed in 2008

        Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

        Completed in 2008

      • Undergraduate School
        Duke University

        Graduated in 1994

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Finley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Finley's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

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      Dr. Finley's Care Philosophy

      I am a thoracic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. My particular focus is minimally invasive surgery, such as Robotic surgery, for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pulmonary metastases, mediastinal tumors, thymomas, and pleural mesothelioma. I have a special interest in the use of Robotic VATS; a minimally invasive technique for diagnosing and treating lung and esophageal cancers. In an effort to reduce patient discomfort, I stage lung cancer using endobronchial ultrasound, EBUS, with needle biopsy. EBUS allows the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer to be performed in one setting, on an outpatient basis, with reduced risk, no scars, no incision, and minimal discomfort to patients. I am also co-director of MSKCC Airway Service, a multidisciplinary team that treats benign and malignant diseases of the airway.