We would like to introduce our Thoracic Surgery practice at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. St.Luke’s -Roosevelt Hospital Center is a University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. We offer patients a full range of cardiothoracic services including minimally invasive and robotic surgery involving the heart, lungs, esophagus and the mediastinum. In particular, we specialize in CT- guided biopsy of thoracic nodules and masses; perform bronchoscopy and endobronchial tumor resection and stenting, esophageal stenting, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) of the lung, esophagus, and other mediastinal tumors. We also perform chest wall reconstruction for pectus deformity and minimally invasive sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis.

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver outstanding healthcare with an individualized and caring approach. We are committed to serving each patient's physical and emotional needs throughout diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation. Our surgeons coordinate the efforts of anesthesiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologist, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists to deliver an individualized and interdisciplinary plan for each patient. We are aided in this effort by our nurse practitioners and patient navigators, who are also available as valuable resources to assist in the education and coordination of care for patients. Utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding medical services and consultants, our surgeons are able to offer the most up-to-date techniques and care available in the world. We are committed to improve upon our recent accomplishments and lead the field of thoracic surgery in the 21st century.

The lung cancer specialists at the Eliana Center are on the cutting edge of developments regarding lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Eliana Center at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals and Beth Israel Medical Center is part of Continuum Cancer Centers of New York.

Although lung cancer has historically been difficult to treat, advances in both treatment and symptom management make this an exciting and hopeful time.

The most important characteristic of treatment at the Eliana Center is our multidisciplinary approach to lung cancer. Our outstanding treatment teams include surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists, as well as a variety of other health professionals such as pulmonologists and pain medicine specialists. At Eliana, the lung cancer team holds weekly patient case conferences at which new cases are presented and the entire team uses its expertise to devise the best, individualized plan for each patient.


News

Recent Study: Stenting for Malignant Central Airway Obstruction 100 Cases.

Recently, an important study titled “Stenting for Malignant Central Airway Obstruction in 100 Cases: Short- and Long-Term Outcomes and Lessons Learned” was accepted for an oral presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 2013.

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Reporting
Dr. Holly Phillips

HealthWatch: Green Tea

NEW YORK (CBS) ? The medical community just can't seem to stop raving about green tea, and new research shows the 3,000-year-old beverage has yet another health benefit. It may dramatically lower your risk of developing lung cancer.

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