Why Choose Us?

Honored for excellence, innovation and exceptional performance year-after-year, North Shore-LIJ Health System is recognized for superior outcomes for our full spectrum of cardiac and thoracic care by the State of New York and independent national performance improvement organizations.

Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung diseases including heart rhythm abnormalities, heart failure, angioplasty, critical care, and heart and lung surgery.


  • We are consistently recognized for significantly better outcomes by the New York State Department of Health
  • Our world-class Cardiac Valve Center is one of the region’s most extensive and sophisticated interactive mitral and aortic valve disease registry database
  • We are recognized by the National Quality Forum for high quality patient care.

Care Statistics

  • Over 2,700 cardiothoracic surgeries system wide caseloads each year – comparable to Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, with mortality rates among the lowest in New York State
  • Over 2,700 cardiothoracic surgeries annually–caseloads comparable to Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, with mortality rates among the lowest in New York State
  • Nearly 23,200 catheterizations, and over 8,200 interventions annually
  • Nearly 6,600 electrophysiology procedures annually
  • Approximately 62,500 echocardiograms and 15,400 stress tests annually

Scope of Services

  • Non invasive testing, diagnostic catheterization and interventional therapies, peripheral interventions, and percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease
  • Comprehensive Heart Failure Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Southside Hospital
  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Unique database for diseases of the aorta and valve dysfunction to follow the progression of valve disease
  • Follow Your Heart initiative provides in-home visits within 48 hours and again five days after cardiac surgery discharge to help you recover and prevent readmission to the hospital
  • Emergency Transportation Services safely transports patients between facilities and hospitals, including routine transfers, emergency cases or critical care transport

State-of-the-Art Facilities & Procedures

  • Cardiovascular surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Southside Hospital
  • Hybrid operating suites combining conventional operating room capability with advanced endovascular imaging
  • Minimally invasive techniques allow for quicker recovery and reduced risk of infection
  • Specialized intensive care and med-surgical units
  • Over 25 catheterization and electrophysiology labs
  • Advanced nuclear stress cameras that reduce scan times and radiation exposure by at least 50 percent
  • Electronic medical records allow physicians to access a patient’s complete medical history


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