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Plainview Hospital offers comprehensive surgical services for conditions of the lungs, chest and esophagus. We perform a high volume of robotic surgical procedures, navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound to diagnose and treat conditions of the lungs and chest.

Our care team works closely with patients and their loved ones to develop an individualized care plan. Our team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals work to ensure our patients are well informed and prepared, before and after surgery.

Why choose us?

Team approach – We work with specialists throughout the health system to ensure patients are getting the care they need for all their health concerns. The thoracic surgeons at Plainview participate on the hospital’s cancer committee to discuss cases across different specialties. We also work closely with critical care specialists to ensure patients are monitored around the clock and receive care when they need it.

Cutting-edge treatment – All of our thoracic surgeons are trained in minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery, endoscopy and laparoscopy. In addition, our team is actively engaged in groundbreaking research to develop new surgical treatments to reduce pain, recovery time, and to improve patient outcomes.

Advanced research – Medicine is propelled forward by research. Our surgeons serve as clinical researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. Through the laboratory research conducted at Feinstein, we work to develop treatments that reduce the need for hospitalization, are less painful and will get you back to feeling like yourself much faster.

Clinical expertise

Our thoracic surgeons provide surgical treatment for a variety of conditions of the lungs and chest. Treatment decisions are made based on a range of factors, including the type of condition you have, your age, overall health and personal needs.

Lung and chest conditions we treat include:

  • Achalasia            
  • Airway conditions
  • Alveolitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis      
  • Bronchitis (chronic)
  • Bronchitis (acute)
  • Byssionosis
  • Cancer of the chest wall / chest tumors
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hyperhidrosis / sweaty palm syndrome
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Mediastinal disease (mediastinal tumors) 
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary hypertension             
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Education & training

Through its affiliation with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Plainview Hospital provides future medical professionals with access to renowned clinical experts, world-class research and an array of professional opportunities. The school of medicine also maintains a comprehensive curriculum of cardiac care disciplines and medical subspecialties including surgery, cardiology, vascular and thoracic.

Learn how residents develop their medical acumen at Plainview Hospital with the following accredited program:

Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Our physicians

Brian Charles Fallon, MD

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Surgery

Lawrence Richard Glassman, MD

Chief of Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery

Frank Manetta, MD

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery

Vijay Anand Singh, MD

Specialties: Thoracic Surgery