Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD

Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sonett has more experience with Thoracic Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sonett to book an appointment.

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Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 3 New York, NY 10032
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sonett

4.6

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I have a very serious medical situation, in which I had an esophagectomy with colon interposition. I have been on a liquid diet for 20 yrs. This surgeon gave me false hopes of eating again by operating on me. One appointment he apologized for being unprepared which was acceptable. He then said he would get my surgical notes and review them and have me return to the office. Upon a call from them, I returned and he asked me what I expected him to do for me. He never got my surgical notes.
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Tedi in Washingtonville – Jan 26, 2019
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Dr. Sonett performed a 10 hour surgery on my sister that left her in excruciating and I think hastened her death. While he wrote in his report that he was confident he took out all of her cancer, the pathology reports showed, in fact, that he had left positive margins. Unsurprisingly, the follow up care was not ideal.
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Houston – Oct 13, 2017
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Why can't we give a doctor 6 stars?! It's clear why Dr. Sonett is a top doctor. Besides being an incredible surgeon he has a wonderful bedside manner. He explains things clearly so that the patient completely understands. Lastly, he is humble and down to earth. It doesn't get any better than this. I am so lucky that a local pulmonologist recommended Dr. Sonett to me.
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Francine in River Vale, NJ – Aug 22, 2016
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I have an abnormal lung condition, needed to undergo a biopsy without choice to diagnose the rootcause. Surgeons were not ready to do it as it may breakout to a worst scenario of transplant, but Dr. Sonett evaluated and did my Lung biopsy successfully. His encouraging words and best-in-class treatment is a Ray of hope..!!
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sonett

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sonett treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sonett treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 305-3408.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Sonett treats at a

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Treatments
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Acid Reflux Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Tracheal Surgery
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
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Dr. Sonett's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Sonett accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
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State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Joshua R. Sonett MD FACS is the Edward C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology (in Surgery) at CUMC, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery and...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

U Pittsburgh Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1993
U Mass Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1991
East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine
Medical School
1989
U Mass Med Ctr
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-3408 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sonett has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Sonett's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sonett frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Sonett specializes.

Where is Dr. Joshua Sonett, MD's office located?

Dr. Sonett's office is located at 161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 3, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sonett is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY
7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received