Thoracic Surgery

Yaron Perry, MDYaron Perry, MD

Cancer Care
Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer

Buffalo - 100 High Street
Williamsville - 45 Spindrift Dr.

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Dr. Yaron Perry is a cancer care surgeon and the Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University at Buffalo. He is also the Medical Director of Comprehensive Center for Thoracic Malignancies and the Co-Director of Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Perry is board certified in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and he specializes in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancers.

Dr. Perry uses an advanced screening program to detect lung cancer, using low-res CAT Scans. Dr. Perry has performed more than 1,800 procedures in the last five years alone, and he brings that wealth of experience to each patient he cares for. Dr. Perry also uses robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery when appropriate to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. Dr. Perry believes in patient accessibility to their doctor. He never rushes his patients and makes sure no one leaves his office with unanswered questions.


  • Achalasia
  • Airway Pathology – benign and malignant
  • Benign Esophageal Tumors
  • Bronchoesophageal Fistula
  • Bronch-pleural Fistula
  • Chest Sarcoma
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Diaphragmatic Hernias
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease and Emphysema
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Motility disorders
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Pneumothorax
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Cancer
  • Tracheal Stricture
  • Tracheostomy complications


  • Airway and Esophageal Stenting
  • Airway Pathology Laser Treatment and Resections
  • Complex Airway Resections
  • Complex Esophageal Resections for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer
  • Complex Mediastinal Tumor Resections
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Lung lobectomy, Segmentectomy, wedge resection.
  • Novel Therapies for Esophageal Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Minimally Invasive Treatment of Lung Pathology – lung cancer
  • Palliative Therapy for Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery – Lobectomy, segmentectomy, Thymectomy, mediastinal tumors.
  • Surgical Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis
  • Thoracoscopic Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
  • Treatment of Emphysema with Endobronchial Valve
  • Treatment of Pneumothorax with Endobronchial Valve and Thoracoscopy
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Thymectomy


  • Residency, General Surgery, Chief Resident, Hadassah Medical Center
  • Residency, General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship, SPORE-Post Doctoral Lung Cancer, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
  • Doctor of Medicine, The Hebrew University School of Medicine, Israel


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons


  • Small Business Innovative Research Phase 1 Grant, “Radioactive Stents for Brachytherapy of Esophageal Cancers,” National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Grant, “Virtual Reality Prototype for Teaching Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery,” University of Pittsburgh, Department of Surgery

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