Thoracic Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital
Contact Thoracic Surgery Services at 914.666.1766
Northern Westchester Hospital offers patients the most advanced minimally-invasive procedures to treat various conditions of the lungs, pulmonary system and chest wall, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, as well as benign thoracic conditions, such as reflux.
The thoracic surgery team at Northern Westchester Hospital performs operations on a wide range of patients who benefit from having a minimally invasive procedure due to their age, the location of the abnormality, or lifestyle factors.
Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Procedures
Our thoracic surgery program, led by Dr. Darren I. Rohan, uses the innovative technology of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to perform the most minimally invasive and life-saving procedures. The sophisticated da Vinci instruments allow surgeons to make the smallest possible incisions, which can reduce post-surgery discomfort and lower risk of infections. Such minimally invasive operations have been shown to result in shorter hospital stays when compared to surgeries performed using conventional, invasive surgical techniques.
Smaller incisions, quicker healing
In robot-assisted surgery, your thoracic surgeon uses small high-definition cameras with small surgical instruments. This eliminates the need for large incisions that can result in excessive blood loss and complications related to the healing of large wounds.
The surgeon guides the robotic instruments using 3D imaging to achieve an exceptionally clear view of the surgical site. The enhanced visibility, smaller instruments and increased range of motion allows your surgeon to perform highly sophisticated procedures on diseased tissue while sparing healthy tissue.
Robot-assisted thoracic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System can treat illnesses impacting the organs and tissues inside the chest, with lower risk of infections, less blood loss and quicker healing.
Comprehensive Thoracic Surgery Services
- Robotic thoracic surgery
- Video-assisted thoracic surgery
- Foregut surgery
- Advanced upper endoscopy and endoscopic esophageal interventions
- Benign and malignant lesions of the lung
- Tracheal resection and reconstruction
- Surgery of the mediastinum
- Endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
- Navigational bronchoscopy
- Laser therapy
- Surgical management of hyperhidrosis
- Surgery for congenital chest wall deformities
- Thoracic outlet procedures
- Surgical management of myasthenia gravis
- Hiatal hernia
At NWH, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of pulmonary conditions, esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Our Thoracic Surgery Program is staffed with highly trained physicians, physician assistants, nurses and support staff, all with the goal of providing the highest quality patient-care.
Meet Your Surgeons
Nationally ranked for quality and safety, and patient-satisfaction scores, along with a top-down commitment to applying the latest technology to deliver the best possible care, Northern Westchester Hospital attracts top doctors in their fields. Dr. Christos I. Stavropoulos is Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at NWH. Dr. Darren Rohan is the Westchester Regional Director of the Thoracic Surgery Program for Northwell Health.
Cancer Treatment and Wellness
The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at NWH provides comprehensive care in a healing environment to people facing cancer. Patients receive the most advanced medical treatments, coupled with supportive holistic therapies through the Cancer Health & Wellness Program.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
Should you have a lung cancer screening? Low-dose CT scans are effective in detecting lung cancer early, when it's still easier to treat. Learn about LDCT and take this quick self-assessment to see if you should be screened for lung cancer.
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology
NWH receives The American College of Radiology Gold Seal Accreditation, representing the highest level of image quality and patient safety. We are proud to be awarded ACR Accreditation in eight (8) radiology services. This means patients have the highest quality diagnostic technology for diagnosing lung conditions, including staging of lung cancer. Expert radiologists at NWH use the most advanced radiology equipment available, such as 64-slice high-speed CT Scans (CAT Scans) —the fastest, most advanced technology available for producing detailed, three-dimensional images; as well as PET Scans, MRI, Endobronchial Ultra Sound (EBUS), and flexible bronchoscopy.
These produce clear and precise test results without exposing patients to unnecessary levels of radiation. For more information visit Radiology Services or call 914.666.1371
If pulmonary rehabilitation is part of your treatment plan, you'll meet with experienced pulmonary specialists for your respiratory therapy at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing. Our Certified Respiratory Specialists work with you and your care team to design a pulmonary rehab plan specifically for your condition and goals.
For more information about pulmonary rehab, call 914.458.8700 or contact online.
Lung Cancer Clinical Trials New York
Patients at Northern Westchester Hospital have access to national studies on the forefront of finding treatments for lung cancer. The Clinical Trials Program at Northern Westchester Hospital can help you determine whether you or someone you know is a candidate for participating in a lung cancer clinical trial. Through the Northern Westchester Hospital Clinical Trials Program, candidates can participate in lung cancer clinical trials in Westchester.
To Learn More
Contact Thoracic Surgery Services at 914.666.1766
Patients have access to exceptional care while undergoing and highly advanced treatments with the goal of achieving world-class outcomes. To learn more about the da Vinci robotic Surgical System and how our skilled surgeons are using this technology to improve patient outcomes, contact us.