Dr. Lyall Gorenstein, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 61

  

Dr. Lyall Gorenstein, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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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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Dr. Gorenstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gorenstein

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Saw Dr. Gorenstein after another surgeon suggested cracking the chest for surgery, he was absolutely appalled and explained a better, minimally invasive process. As a 20 year old female, this was the best news. He made my family and I feel confident in his skill, comfortable, and was beyond professional and kind. With a mass between the lung and heart, he made me feel so safe and did a phenomenal job, and healing went perfectly with no complications.
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Great dr, but why is it necessary to fill out All that paperwork every first visit of a calendar year? Can’t we just look at our old paperwork and circle and change, in red ink, all of the changes from the previous year? Why do we have to write down all of our info again, for 45 minutes, when they already have that info.? It’s a waste of time!!!
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Hes a horrible person. Would not send my worst enemy to see him as a doctor.
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The worst doctor ever! Condescending and heartless. Will not listen to a word you say.
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I had surgery with Dr. Gorenstein this past March to correct a congenital chest wall deformity. Dr. Gorenstein is very kind, professional, thorough, and most importantly he is a phenomenal surgeon. I had a great experience with him and his entire staff. Everyone was very welcoming, friendly, and supportive of me from pre-op all the way through my recovery. I put my life in Dr. Gorenstein's hands and I would do it again. Couldn't recommend him or his office highly enough.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Gorenstein for any thoracic/cardiac issues. His expertise is unmatched (and I have been to numerous thoracic doctors). He is a compassionate, caring, and professional individual. Dr. Gorenstein treated me with the utmost respect and went way beyond the extra mile. I am a lucky person to have him as my doctor.
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I had two miraDry treatments with Dr. Gorenstein for hyperhydrosis. We took as much time as I needed at consultation and he was both informative and honest. Both him and his nurse are very skillful and professional during the treatments. Personally he is caring, and easy to talk with. He continued to follow up with me after the procedures. The treatment did reduce the sweating for me immediately and lasted a few years. The office environment was impressive, with friendly and competent staff.
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Dr. Gorenstein accepts the following insurance:

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
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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. Gorenstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gorenstein performs Lung Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gorenstein performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gorenstein treats Lung Cancer more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gorenstein treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gorenstein performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Gorenstein performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Gorenstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • 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 Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pediatric Thoracic Disorders
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Tracheal Surgery

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Toronto
Residency Hospital
1992
Toronto General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1984
University Toronto
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)