Thoracic Surgery

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Our thoracic surgeons: (left to right) Drs. Allison J. McLarty, Thomas V. Bilfinger, and Henry J. Tannous.

Our thoracic specialists treat a range of benign and malignant chest diseases in both adults and children. They perform conventional operations as well as new minimally invasive procedures, such as thoracoscopic lung resection and ablative therapy for lung cancer.

Our thoracic surgery service is part of Stony Brook’s unique Lung Cancer Evaluation Center — the only multidisciplinary lung cancer program in Suffolk County — where all disciplines involved in lung cancer treatment practice side by side, allowing for convenient one-stop evaluation for patients.

Reflecting their commitment to utilizing the latest treatment advances, our thoracic surgeons perform Suffolk County's only lung volume reduction surgery for severe emphysema.

Our thoracic surgeons have been recognized for their clinical excellence by selection for inclusion in the Castle Connolly Guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, and in the “Best Doctors” listing of New York Magazine, representing the top 2% of physicians in the New York Metropolitan area. In addition, they have been selected for inclusion in the Consumers' Research Council of America Guide to America's Top Surgeons.

Our Team


Support Staff

  • Sunday Campolo-Athans, APRN, BC, nurse practitioner
  • Maureen Farrell, administrative assistant
  • April Plank, APRN, BC, nurse practitioner
  • Lisa Repper, RN, OCN, BS, nurse navigator

Conditions We Treat

Following is a comprehensive, but not all-inclusive, list of conditions we treat on the Thoracic Surgery Service at Stony Brook Medicine.

Services Provided

Following is a comprehensive, but not all-inclusive, list of services provided by the Thoracic Surgery Service at Stony Brook Medicine.

  • Bronchoscopy with Airway Stent Placement
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Minimally Invasive Cryotherapy for Small, Inoperable Lung Tumors
  • Surgery for mediastinal tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Ablation for Small, Inoperable Lung Tumors
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Patient Education

More information is available, upon request, from our faculty and staff. Consultations with our surgeons provide an opportunity to gain specific information and learn about one’s treatment options.

Here, we offer the following pages of information concerning conditions for which thoracic surgery is indiacted:


For consultations/appointments, please call 631-444-2981 (Stony Brook Medicine), 631-444-4545 (Smithtown Office), or 631-444-1820 (Peconic Bay Office).

For correspondence with our faculty and staff, please use the following mailing address:

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Health Sciences Center T19-080
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191

To reach by phone the academic office of our physicians, please call 631-444-1820. The fax number there is 631-444-8963.


3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Tel: 631-444-2981
Fax: 631-444-6970

Surgical Care Center
222 Middle Country Road, Suite 209
Smithtown, NY 11787
Tel: 631-638-2800
Fax: 631-638-2830

Long Island Community Hospital
100 Hospital Road, Suite 203
Patchogue, NY 11772
Tel: 631-444-1820
Fax: 631-444-8963

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
240 Meeting House Lane
The Schenck Building
Southampton, NY 11968
Tel: 631-444-1820
Fax: 631-444-8963