Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD

Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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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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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
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Dr. Lazzaro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lazzaro performs Lung Surgery more than 99% of his peers

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

Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lazzaro treats Pulmonary Disease more than 95% of his peers

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

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lazzaro treats Lung Cancer more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lazzaro treats this condition more than 94% 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

Dr. Lazzaro's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Achalasia
Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Bronchoscopy
Cancer
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiomegaly
Congenital Heart Defects
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
Empyema
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
Esophagostomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heller Myotomy
Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia
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 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
Mediastinoscopy
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Myasthenia Gravis
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 Arterial Dissection
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Primary Hyperhidrosis
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Segmentectomy, Open
Sympathectomy
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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
Tracheal Surgery
Ultrasound, Endobronchial
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

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 ou...

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

Dr. Lazzaro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lazzaro

4.8

Based on 36 reviews

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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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GHI PPO
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HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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