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Jeffrey L. Port, MD

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As an attending thoracic surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr Port has developed an interest in minimally invasive approaches to the diagnosis, staging and treatment of thoracic malignancies. He has have recently integrated Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB) into the thoracic surgical program. These techniques offer a minimally invasive approach to lung cancer diagnosis and staging. Dr. Port specializes in lung and esophageal cancers, mediastinal tumors and Barrett's Esophagus. He also specializes in the area of minimally invasive thoracoscopic pulmonary surgery. Dr. Port has taken a leadership role on the development of the robotic surgical program and now offers robotic surgical approaches for mediastinal, lung and esophageal disorders. Dr. Port has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the treatment of lung and esophageal cancer. He has been selected as a best doctor in New York Magazine.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialty
Thoracic Surgery (Board Certified)
Board Certification
General Surgery
Education And Training
1991 New York University School of Medicine
Residency: 1995 New York University Medical Center
Fellowship: 1996 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical Expertise
Cardiothoracic Surgery
GERD Surgery
Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Laparoscopic Fundoplication
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Esophageal Cancer
GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
Minimal Access Surgery-GERD
Surgical Management of Lung Cancer
Barrett's Esophagus
Lung Cancer
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Affinity [HMO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [MCD]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Ste M404
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-5197
Fax: (212) 746-8223
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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