Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Lazzaro
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Northwell Health Physician Partners Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Lenox Hill, 4th floor

130 E 77th St Fl 4 New York, NY 10075

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Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Lazzaro has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lenox Hill Hospital and North Shore University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lazzaro to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lazzaro is the smartest, kindest, most caring, talented surgeon I have ever met. I praise him and recommend him to everyone I know.
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Cathy, a most satisfied patient – Jul 07, 2020
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Dr. Lazzaro is the best! Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Follow-up care and questions/issues were all handled quickly by Dr. Lazzaro or his outstanding staff.
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Martin D. – Feb 15, 2020
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I have never been more pleased with a drs consultation. He listens , he cares , he understands. i feel that i am in the best possible hands. I know that whatever the continued care and my test results conclude, i will trust that my on going care will be the right, and best decision for my treatment. he knew my past experience at another facility , my chart , my history and what i had been through. I am happy to have found him. I feel lucky. Lenox Hill really pays attention to each individual and treats their patients with respect.
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carol navin – Jan 23, 2020
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Dr. Lazzaro is a brilliant physician and technician. In addition, he is an insightful and caring human being who puts his patients first. Following lung cancer surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in March, 2019, I was able to return home in 3 days with minimal discomfort and my recovery has been much easier than expected. Dr. Lazzaro made a frightening diagnosis as manageable as possible and he and his team have been supportive and concerned throughout this entire experience. I am so grateful.
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L. Paige – Dec 29, 2019
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The very best of surgeons, he put me at ease, assured me, treated me like family. Wonderful manner, easy to talk to, listens. Wait time is worth it.
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Lenore Feldman in New York, NY – Jun 09, 2019
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I recently had esophageal surgery that included part of my upper stomach valve. I was referred to Dr. Lazzaro by my gastroenterologist and I couldn't be happier. He was thorough, listened to my concerns and helped me make the right decision for my course of treatment. Dr. Lazzaro used state of the art technology, with which he is obviously an expert. His entire staff was fantastic in responding to my inquiries and questions as well. I can't recommend him enough.
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May 23, 2019
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Dr. Lazzaro was extremely well prepared for my visit, had read entire long chart, knew all details. Explained procedure well. Provided background/supportive documentation. Was empathic.
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May 14, 2019
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Very arrogant guy with extremely poor bedside manner.
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May 08, 2019
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Excellent physician great staff Highly recommend. This doctor and team save life’s every day Incredible doctor
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Apr 17, 2019
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An amazingly skilled doctor with an awesome, caring personality. He's the BEST!!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Mateer in Levittown – Jun 19, 2018
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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 thank him enough for changing my daughters life!!
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Brooklyn, New York – Jul 13, 2017
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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 experience. I trust him implicitly with my life and with my family's life.
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Robert Israel – May 23, 2017
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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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Manhattan, NY – Apr 07, 2017
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The best surgeon there is. He is an amazing doctor.
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Ny, Ny – Apr 06, 2017
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I had the laparoscopic, robotic-assisted repair of para-esophageal hiatal hernia with partial Nissen fundoplication by Dr. Lazzaro in October 2016. I found Dr. Lazzaro to be a very caring and compassionate as well as highly skilled surgeon. I was actually terrified before this surgery, although I thought I did a pretty good job of hiding it from everyone! Dr. Lazzaro answered all my questions before the surgery, I did very well, and he and his staff handled my follow-up issues promptly.
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Patricia Joan Reischour in Staten Island New York – Feb 23, 2017
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i had a third of my lung removed filled with cancer.Dr Lazzaro is the best within one day iwas up and about,very little pain
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edward gallie in Brooklyn, NY – Feb 20, 2017
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Doctor Lazzarro has saved my life. I had lung cancer and a tumor on my spine. I just had surgery on June 14, 2016. He is the most caring , compassionate person. He truly cares about his patients. Always visiting his patients very early in the morning before he begins his other surgeries and when he's done , Dr. Lazzarro does his rounds again to visit his patients in the hospital. I truly admire him . He's a very dedicated doctor, I wouldn't trade him for any other surgeon.
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Leticia Ditre in Staten Island, NY – Oct 22, 2016
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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.
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Nick S. in New York, NY – Feb 09, 2016
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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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AED in New York, NY – Feb 03, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Being a surgeon is not just my job it s my life s passion. Dr. Richard Lazzaro is the system director of robotic thoracic surgery at Northwell Health,...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lazzaro has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lazzaro frequently treats Thoracic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Lazzaro specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD's office located?

Dr. Lazzaro's office is located at 130 E 77th St Fl 4, New York, NY 10075. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Lazzaro, MD speak?

Dr. Lazzaro speaks Russian, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lazzaro

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lazzaro treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lazzaro treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 434-3000.

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Lazzaro treats at a

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Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lung Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
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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

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Dr. Lazzaro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
GHI
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Locations

Northwell Health Physician Partners Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Lenox Hill, 4th floor

LHH - Dept of Cardio. & Thoracic Surgery130 E 77th St Fl 4 New York, NY 10075
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