Cardiothoracic Surgery

Phone: (718) 670-2627 

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How to Make an Appointment

Patients can call physicians in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery to schedule an appointment for consultation and ongoing care. Our helpful staff will facilitate this process, and can provide you with information about our expert cardiothoracic surgeons.


Cardiovascular Surgeons

Samuel J. Lang, D.V.M., M.D. (718) 670-1137
Charles A. Mack, M.D. (718) 670-2400
Dimitrios V. Avgerinos, M.D., PhD. (718) 670-1842

Thoracic Division Surgeons

Benjamin E. Lee, M.D. (718) 670-2707

At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, expertise and quality patient care go hand in hand. Our surgeons and the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine are some of the best in the nation. As one of the nation’s top hospitals with a proven record of superior results, we routinely surpass regional and national benchmark statistics.

We firmly believe that our patients should be treated like our own family, with kindness and compassion. We assess each patient’s health and create a personalized plan of care tailored for each individual. Understanding that the diagnosis of cardiac disease can be worrisome, we also attend to each patient’s emotional needs and provide support services to help the patient return to a normal routine.

Once we are contacted for a cardiac consultation, we schedule appointments as quickly as possible. We coordinate with other departments to ensure the scheduling of any other tests and services required, including subsequent appointments, are completed smoothly. The services we offer include:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Cardiac Tumor Treatment
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO)
  • Heart Surgery for Older Adults
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease Treatment
  • Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (CryoMAZE)

Why choose NewYork-Presbyterian Queens for Cardiac Surgery?

  • We are the only health system in the borough that offers cardiac surgery with a custom tailored treatment plan.
  • Our heart surgeons:
    - Specialize in heart surgery for adults with a wide range of disorders
    - Perform new, minimally invasive surgical procedures
    - Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to deliver seamless, high-quality care.
  • We provide excellent patient satisfaction and help our patients navigate the healthcare system.

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