Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD

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Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male

Richard Stephen Lazzaro MD 130 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075 Get Directions

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Recognized as a national leader in robotic thoracic surgery, Dr. Lazzaro is routinely requested to train surgeons in his techniques...   Read More

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      Dr. Lazzaro's Review Details
      5 based on 27 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lazzaro's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (23)
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      in New York, NY |
      I was diagnosed with Thymoma. My primary highly recommended Dr. Lazzaro, for consultation. From my first visit I felt at ease. He described my condition in detail and the treatment required. It has now been one month since my successful surgery and am getting stronger each day. It has been a pleasure being under the care of Dr. Lazzaro and his staff at Lenox Hill Hospital. I have been given a new lease on life. Thanks Dr. Lazzaro.
      in New York, NY |
      Dr. Lazzaro is a ,wonderful surgeon. His robotic surgery leaves you in minor, almost non-existent pain and results in a very quick recovery. There is no need to look further than Dr. Lazzaro. You're not going to find better than him in skill and kindness.
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      Specialties

      • Thoracic Surgery
      • General Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery
      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achalasia
      • Aneurysm
      • 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
      • 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

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Bronchoscopy
      • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • da Vinci® Lobectomy
      • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Esophagomyotomy
      • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Esophagostomy
      • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
      • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Heller Myotomy
      • Hernia Repair
      • Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • 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
      • Mediastinoscopy
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
      • 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
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
      • 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 Segmentectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

      Background Check

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        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.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Albany Medical College

        Graduated in 1988

      • Internship Hospital
        North Shore University Hospital

        Completed in 1989

      • Residency Hospital
        North Shore University Hospital

        Completed in 1994

        University Hospital Of Brooklyn Downstate

        Completed in 1997

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        Union College-Six Year Biomedical Education Program

        Graduated in 1986

      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
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Lazzaro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lazzaro's Office & Staff

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      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Lazzaro

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lazzaro's Care Philosophy

      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.