Dr. Laurence Spier, MD

Dr. Laurence Spier, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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55 y/o
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Dr. Laurence Spier, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Garden City, NY and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.

NYU Winthrop Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates

1300 Franklin Ave Ste ML2

Garden City, NY 11530
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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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
Affinity Insurance Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
HealthPlus
HealthPlus PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Oxford Liberty

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Spier's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spier performs Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Spier performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spier performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Spier performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spier performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spier performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spier's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Spier's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spier

4.2

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
68%
(17)
4 Stars
8%
(2)
3 Stars
8%
(2)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
12%
(3)

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Dr. Spier is a brilliant surgeon, he saved my life!!
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Dr Spier saved my life and can not say enough how grateful i am. In Oct. 2011 was diagnosed with lung cancer and again Oct. 2015 both times was 1A. He removed left lower in 2011 right middle in 2015. He followed me closely did not need chemotherapy either time. My pulmonologist wanted C/T scans once ayear after first diagnosis. Dr Spier wanted me to go every 3-6 months. That is how he caught second one so early again. I am now 64 and just had first grandchild. GOD BLESS Dr Spier and his family
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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 hope.Even if they operated on my dad probably he would not survive the surgery and likely would not come out of the anesthesia.Not the case with this Dr. he is Superior he did the surgey saved myDad.TY!
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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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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 weeks. I had to be fed through an IV. I was sent to Gurwin Nursing and Rehab. for several weeks. I eventually had non invasion surgery removal of the nodules in another hospital. It was through rib c
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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 going strong. Like I said he saved my life in the most caring capable hands. He is brilliant. Thank you.
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Dr. Spier did surgery on my right lung on 1/19/2018, and I can't thank him enough for saving my life. I knew the minute I met him that he was the doctor that would help me. He was wonderful, kind and explained everything to me and my husband in terms that we understood. He took all the time we needed with him and the surgery went great. I would recommend Dr. Spier to anyone. He is a Doctors Doctor. God Bless him. Angela Barchi
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Dr Spier performed cancer surgery on my left lung in November of 2016. I was released from the hospital 36 hours after arriving, and after surgery, and am now cancer free. Other than follow-ups, there are no other restrictions. Dr. Spier saved my life.
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Dr. Spier is a totally positive person who makes one believe that all is fine. He operated on me for stage 3b lung cancer six years ago using vats surgery and my recovery from the operation that removed two lobes of my right lung was almost immediate. Six years later and at the age of 78 I am in perfect health.
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Initially wonderful,took time explaining his finding of lung cancer, allayed my fears, spent time trying to scheduled me to be seen by a pulmologist. Unfortunately after surgery visited me only twice during my 10 day hospital stay. On day nine of my stay I explained my agitation to his P.A. that I was still in the hospital having been told average stay is 4-5 days and her answer was it's not our fault YOU have leaky lungs. Not very professional in my opinion.
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