John F. Lazar MD

Author

John F. Lazar, MD, Director, Thoracic Robotics

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.

View Doctor Profile

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

by John F. Lazar, MD, Director, Thoracic Robotics
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, Director, Thoracic Robotics
July 31, 2018

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