"This Hospital has already established itself as a premiere cardiology and cardiac surgery center and I am delighted to join what is already a very successful program."

Meet Robert Tranbaugh, M.D., Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYM.

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Thoracic Surgery

718.780.7700

When surgery is recommended for the heart, lung, and chest area, patients can breathe easy with expert care and the most advanced procedures at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn.

Our physicians offer highly advanced procedures, techniques, and therapies for thoracic conditions, which affect the heart, lungs, and chest area. Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (thoracic surgery using smaller incisions) can often be used to treat chest, lung, and heart diseases, including lung cancer. Advanced techniques include video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery.



Thoracic surgery at NYM.

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery is associated with less bleeding, less need for blood transfusions, and less harm to a patient's immune system, compared to traditional surgery. In addition, patients experience less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery.

Conditions Treated

  • Lung Cancer
  • Benign Lung Tumors
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal Cancer (throat cancer)
  • Benign Esophageal Diseases (including benign tumors and strictures)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) (heartburn)
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Diseases (including myasthenia gravis)
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Diseases (including pneumothorax, infections, and pleural effusions)
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
  • Diaphragm Paralysis
  • Airway Narrowing
  • Achalasia (swallowing disorder)


Anthony J. Acinapura, M.D. performs advanced robotic thoracic surgery at NYM.


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