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Minimally Invasive Treatment for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer related deaths in the United States with over 200,000 deaths occurring each year. When surgery is the recommended option as part of lung cancer treatment, the Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) is one of the surgical options. VATS is a minimally invasive surgical technique to diagnose and treat problems in the chest. Surgeons make small chest incisions to insert a tiny fiber-optic camera and other surgical instruments. This minimally invasive procedure results in less pain, faster discharge from the hospital and less trauma to the body.

In collaboration with the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center's team of thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and medical and radiation oncologists, all work in one setting and at one time to treat lung cancer in the most minimally invasive way possible.

Angelo Reyes, MD is the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery both Manhattan and Brooklyn campuses of Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Reyes specializes in thoracic oncology, video-assisted (minimally invasive) thoracic surgery, surgery for diseases of the esophagus, surgical management of diseases of the chest wall and diaphragm, surgery for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, and thoracic access for orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures. In 2000, Dr. Reyes performed the first video-assisted, minimally invasive lung lobectomy at St Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Reyes is board-certified in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

To learn more about treatments for lung cancer or to arrange a consultation with Dr. Angelo Reyes, please call (212) 844-6688.



Angelo Reyes, MD

Angelo Reyes, MD

Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery

Samuel Acquah, MD

Samuel Acquah, MD

Attending Physician

Walter Choi

Walter Choi, MD