Lung Cancer


Chest and Lung Cancer Expertise and Experience

At South Nassau Communities Hospital, if you need chest surgery for cancer or other conditions of the thorax (chest), our experts can often avoid the need for traditional surgery. Our cardiothoracic surgeons are experienced in using advanced tools that offer the precision of a computer plus advantages such as a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery. We also use video-assisted equipment with similar advantages.

Some procedures we offer include:

  • Lobectomy, removal of a lobe of the lung
  • Wedge resection, removal of part of the lung
  • Thoracotomy (pleurotomy), or surgery involving the chest wall 
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

Cancer in the Chest Area: Thoracic Oncology Program

Focused on the treatment of chest cancer, the skilled surgical team at South Nassau Communities Hospital has unparalleled expertise in:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Mediastinal tumors, or growths in the chest, including those in the heart, related blood vessels, breathing tube (trachea) and esophagus
  • Tumors of the thymus gland (thymoma)
  • Tumors of the chest wall
  • Mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer after exposure to asbestos

For more information about our Thoracic Oncology Program, please call (516) 255-5010.

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Our experienced team of board-certified physicians and staff
Diagnosis and treatment
Computer-assisted (or robotic) procedures
National certifications for care and quality
Support & education for patients and their loved ones
Overview of cancer care at South Nassau Communities Hospital
Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center in Valley Stream

Types of Cancers We Treat

Types of Cancers We Treat

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Cancer Treatments

Cancer Treatments

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Your Care Team

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Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center

Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center

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Breast Cancer

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Gynecological Cancer

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

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Colorectal Cancer

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Melanoma Program

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Accreditations & Certifications

Accreditations & Certifications

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Support & Education

Support & Education

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Cancer Outcomes Program

Cancer Outcomes Program

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