Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD

Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1988 and specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.

130 E 77th St Fl 4

New York, NY 10075

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
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Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lazzaro "Recognized as a national leader in robotic thoracic surgery, Dr. Lazzaro is routinely requested to train surgeons in his techniques of robotic surgery. In addition, Dr. Lazzaro's robotic thymectomy technique was recognized for its precision and outcomes; a video was produced, released globally and serves as the instructional video for robotic thymectomy. Dr. Lazzaro specializes in minimally invasive robotic surgery for the treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the lungs, esophagus, stomach and mediastinum, including lung cancer, pulmonary nodules, esophagus cancer,thymoma, myasthenia gravis, hiatal hernia and swallowing diseases. Dr. Lazzaro specializes in evaluation of robotic lobectomy for lung cancer, VATS lobectomy for lung cancer, minimally invasive esophagectomy including robotic and laparoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis, as well as robotic Heller myotomy."
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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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57  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.


  • Union College-Six Year Biomedical Education Program
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Hospital of Brooklyn Downstate
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors, 2012
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors, 2003
  • America's Top Surgeons Consumers' Research Council of America, 2010 - Pre
  • America's Top Doctors, 2012
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors, 2011
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctors, 2000 - 201
Media & Publications

Dr. Lazzaro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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An amazingly skilled doctor with an awesome, caring personality. He's the BEST!!
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Dr. Lazzaro is nothing short of a miracle worker. He treated my daughter like she was family. He made us feel extremely comfortable with not the most comfortable diagnosis to get. We were in his office and admitted the same day..operated on and finally my daughter was able to breath again!! Can't...Read More
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There is simply no better Doctor or human being than Doctor Lazzaro. My dad was struggling with health issues for years and Doctor Lazzaro was instrumental in helping him get the care and guidance he needed. He is the rare breed of Doctor who has as much heart and intelligence as he has skill and...Read More
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I was referred to Dr. Lazzaro by my gastroenterologist and I am so thankful to have met him. I recently had hiatal hernia surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital with Dr. Lazzaro as my surgeon. I would highly recommend him as he is absolutely the best of the best.
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The best surgeon there is. He is an amazing doctor.
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