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John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery

John F. Lazar, MD, a board-certified general thoracic surgeon, is the director of Thoracic Robotics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Lazar also is an assistant professor of Thoracic Surgery at Georgetown University.

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Improving Lung Cancer Diagnoses with Navigational Bronchoscopy

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Jessica S. Wang Memoli, MD, Pulmonology
November 18, 2020

Editor’s Note: The photo above was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S. and around the world, lung…

Lung Cancer in Women: Quitting Smoking Is Not Enough

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
November 05, 2020

When Dana Reeve—wife of disabled actor Christopher Reeve and a well-known activist for disabled persons’ rights—succumbed to lung cancer at…

Esophageal Cancer: Know the Risks

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
October 27, 2020

Are you a tea drinker, sometimes drinking multiple cups a day? It may be time to “cool things down.” A…

Welcome to the New Lung and Esophageal Center

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
June 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: The photo above was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s newly opened Lung and…

100 Years in the Making: How Patients Benefit from Thoracic Robotic Surgery

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
January 22, 2019

When the first minimally invasive surgery—also called laparoscopic surgery—was performed in the early 1900s, a surgeon would use a hollow…

Acid reflux? Bloating? It could be a paraesophageal hernia

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
July 31, 2018

Hernias are common, and you likely know someone who has had one at some point in their life. So, perhaps…