Dr. Laurence Spier, MD

Dr. Laurence Spier, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laurence Spier, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Mineola, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

Winthrop Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

120 Mineola Blvd Ste 300

Mineola, NY 11501
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Insurance Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Top Care Areas

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spier "Specializing in the field of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Spier is prepared to perform extremely complicated surgical operations on the lungs, esophagus and other organs and structures of the chest. As a thoracic surgeon, Dr. Spier may perform surgeries to treat lung cancer or perform a variety of other operations either alone, or in conjunction with a team of other surgeons and medical professionals"

3  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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 Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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46  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • Dickinson College Carlisle Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • North Shore Univ Hosp at Manhasset
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Health Center of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spier has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Laurence Spier, MD
Dr.Spier is an intellegent gifted surgeon and a God sent.My father W luks who had stage 3 lung cancer was recommended by a close family friend who had Dr.Spier as his Dr. and had a total recovery raved about Dr.Spier.We went to 5 Drs prior to seeing Dr.Spier we were told by 5 there wasn't...Read More
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Debra L in NY – Aug 15, 2018
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He was sent from heaven to give me my best chance to let the world, not lung cancer, take my breath away. Amazing. I'm blessed.
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susie – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr Spier is too quick to recommend surgery without checking a patient's prior records. Beware, and get a second opinion before going under the knife. Dr. Spier made 'light' of major lung surgery, which I came to find out is unnecessary.
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I went to Dr. Laurence Spier to have a nodule removed at Winthrop University Hospital in July 2017. He had Dr. Jessica Baer as his Anesthesiologist to do the intubation prior to surgery. She paralyzed my vocal cords. I was in the ICU for 4 days, Then moved to a bed in the hospital for several...Read More
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Anita Berg – Jun 14, 2018
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In my opinion Dr Spier is the most competent dortor I have ever met. Beside being an exceptional doctor his bed side manner is reassuring, compassionate and knowledgeable. I owe my life to him. He performed robotic surgery on my fifth lobe. Which had cancer involvement. Three years later I am still...Read More
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Carole Corbo in Port. Washington, NY – May 23, 2018
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