Dr. Laurence Spier, MD

Dr. Laurence Spier, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o
(23)

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

Winthrop Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

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

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
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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 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
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 ...

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Spier's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spier

4.1

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
65.21739130434783%
(15)
4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
3 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
1 Star
13.043478260869565%
(3)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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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
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Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Tricare
TriCare for Life
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