Lenox Hill Thoracic Surgery
National Leaders in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Richard Lazzaro, MD FACS
Byron Patton, MD

Selected Publications

Book Chapters
•LAZZARO RS, LOCICERO JL, “PULMONARY METASTASES” IN FISHMAN’S PULMONARY DISEASES AND DISORDERS (FOURTH EDITION) MCGAW-HILL 2008.

•LAZZARO RS, LOCICERO JL, “ENDOSCOPY OF THE ESOPHAGUS” IN “GENERAL THORACIC SURGERY” (SEVENTH EDITION) LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS 2009.

•LAZZARO RS, LOCICERO JL, “LAPAROSCOPIC HELLER MYOTOMY” IN “GENERAL THORACIC SURGERY” (SEVENTH EDITION) LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS 2009.

•LAZZARO RS, LOCICERO JL, “BENIGN PLEURAL EFFUSION” IN “GENERAL THORACIC SURGERY” (SEVENTH EDITION) LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS 2009.

•LAZZARO RS, LOCICERO JL, “CERVICAL MEDIASTINOSCOPY” IN “GENERAL THORACIC SURGERY” (SEVENTH EDITION) LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS 2009.
Journal Articles and Abstracts
1. Robotic harvest of intercostal muscle flap.  Lazzaro RS, Guerges M, Kadosh B, Gulkarov I. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Aug; 146(2):  486-7.
 
2. A practical algorithmic approach to the diagnosis and management of solitary pulmonary nodules: part 2: pretest probability and algorithm.  Patel VK, Naik SK, Naidich DP, Travis WD, Weingarten JA, Lazzaro R, Gutterman DD, Wentowski C, Grosu HB, Raoof S. Chest. 2013 Mar; 143(3):  840-6.
 
3. A practical algorithmic approach to the diagnosis and management of solitary pulmonary nodules: part 1: radiologic characteristics and imaging modalities. Patel VK, Naik SK, Naidich DP, Travis WD, Weingarten JA, Lazzaro R, Gutterman DD, Wentowski C, Grosu HB, Raoof S.  Chest. 2013 Mar; 143(3):  825-39.
 
4. Robotics - The answer to the Achilles' heel of VATS pulmonary resection. Dylewski MR, Lazzaro RS. Chin J Cancer Res. 2012 Dec; 24(4):259-60.
 
5. Surgery for other pulmonary fungal infections, Actinomyces, and Nocardia. LoCicero J 3rd, Shaw JP, Lazzaro RS. Thorac Surg Clin. 2012 Aug; 22(3): 363-74.

6. Robotic resection of intralobar sequestration. Gulkarov I,  Ciaburri D,  Tortolani A, Lazzaro R..  Journal of Robotic Surgery, 2012.

7. ​Robotic thoracoscopic plication for symptomatic diaphragm paralysis. Kwak T, Lazzaro R, Pournik H, Ciaburri D,  Tortolani A, Gulkarov I..  Journal of Robotic Surgery, 2012.

8. Serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of a rapidly progressing liquefaction necrosis of mitral annulus calcification associated with embolic stroke.  Chen O, Dontineni N, Nahlawi G, Bhumireddy GP, Han SY, Katri Y, Gulkarov IM, Ciaburri DG, Tortolani AJ, Lazzaro RS, Sacchi TJ, Socolow JA, Heitner JF.  Circulation. 2012 Jun 5; 125(22): 2792-5.
 
9. Intermittent FDG uptake in lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum on serial PET/CT scans. Gerard PS, Finestone H, Lazzaro R, Geller MD. Clin Nucl Med. 2008 Sep; 33(9): 602-5.
 
10. Cardiac valve papillary fibroelastoma: surgical excision for revealed or potential embolization. Yopp AC, Vaynblat M, Cunningham JN Jr, Lazzaro RS. J Card Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb; 22(1):  72-3.
 
11. Dysphagia lusoria and aberrant right subclavian artery. Yopp AC, Abrol S, Cunningham JN Jr, Lazzaro RS. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Jan; 202(1): 198. Epub 2005 Sep 23.
 
12. Association of super-super-obesity and male gender with elevated mortality in patients undergoing the duodenal switch procedure. Fazylov RM, Savel RH, Horovitz JH, Pagala MK, Coppa GF, Nicastro J, Lazzaro RS, Macura JM.  Obes Surg. 2005 May; 15(5):  618-23.
 
13. Beneficial effects of humidified, warmed carbon dioxide insufflation during laparoscopic bariatric surgery: a randomized clinical trial. Savel RH, Balasubramanya S, Lasheen S, Gaprindashvili T, Arabov E, Fazylov RM, Lazzaro RS, Macura JM. Obes Surg. 2005 Jan; 15(1):  64-9.
 
14. Use of drotrecogin alfa (activated) in bariatric surgery patients with severe sepsis syndrome: experience in an urban community teaching hospital. Savel RH, Pulipati RC, Mangone-Cholewczynski C, Lazzaro RS, Macura JM, Lehman HE. Obes Surg. 2004 Jan; 14(1):107-15.
 
15. Successful thrombolysis of submassive pulmonary embolism after bariatric surgery: expanding the indications and addressing the controversies.  Pulipati RC, Lazzaro RS, Macura J, Savel RH. Obes Surg. 2003 Oct; 13(5):792-6.
 
16. A prospective randomized comparison of Dacron and polytetrafluoroethylene aortic bifurcation grafts. Friedman SG, Lazzaro RS, Spier LN, Moccio C, Tortolani AJ.  Surgery. 1995 Jan;  117(1):7-10.
 
17. Entrapment of small bowel after laparoscopic herniorrhaphy.  Spier LN, Lazzaro RS, Procaccino A, Geiss A. Surg Endosc. 1993 Nov-Dec; 7(6):  535-6.
 
18. Survival analysis of octogenarian patients with coronary artery disease managed by elective coronary artery bypass surgery versus conventional medical treatment. Ko W, Gold JP, Lazzaro R, Zelano JA, Lang S, Isom OW, Krieger KH. Circulation. 1992 Nov; 86(5 Suppl):II191-7.
 
19. Superiority of the University of Wisconsin solution over simple crystalloid for extended heart preservation. A study of left ventricular pressure-volume relationship.  Ko W, Zelano JA, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Hamilton T, Isom OW, Krieger KH.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1992 May;103(5):980-92.
 
20. Optimal storage period for extended heart preservation with the University of Wisconsin Solution. A study of the left ventricular pressure-volume relationship.  Ko W, Zelano JA, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Hamilton T, Isom OW, Krieger KH.  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1992 Mar-Apr; 33(2):204-10.
 
21. Evaluation of an extraaortic counterpulsation device in severe cardiac failure.  Zelano JA, Ko W, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Topaz S, Kolff WJ, Isom OW, Krieger KH.  Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Jan; 53(1): 30-6; discussion 36-7.
 
22. Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in one hundred consecutive octogenarian patients. A multivariate analysis.  Ko W, Krieger KH, Lazenby WD, Shin YT, Goldstein M, Lazzaro R, Isom OW.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1991 Oct; 102(4): 532-8.
 
23. ​Comparison of an extraaortic counterpulsation device versus intraaortic balloon pumping in severe cardiac failure.  Zelano JA, Ko W, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Topaz S, Kolff WJ, Isom OW, Krieger KH.  ASAIO Trans. 1991 Jul-Sep; 37(3):  M342-4.