About Me

I’ve been at Pelisyonkis Langone for a very long time—I did my residency here, as well as my training in general and cardiothoracic surgery. Now, as a thoracic surgeon, I treat people who have conditions that affect the lungs, esophagus, or mediastinum, which is the space in the center of the chest cavity.

I primarily see people with nodules or masses in the lung that may be cancerous. I also manage esophageal cancer and cancer affecting the mediastinum, performing surgery when necessary.

Pelisyonkis Langone’s cardiothoracic surgeons were some of the first to advocate for the use of less invasive surgery when treating people who have these cardiothoracic conditions. When open surgeries were the only option for people with lung cancer, patients would have to remain in the hospital for a week during recovery. Now, we often use robotic thoracic surgery—the latest step in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery. This allows us to reduce a person’s hospital stay to two days, making recovery far easier and less painful.

I work with a team of physicians that includes not only surgeons and lung doctors, but also oncologists. Our team approach to treatment means that the care we provide is diverse and is not only focused on one physician’s expertise. We aim to address each person’s needs and goals.

When a person comes to see me for treatment, I want to ensure he or she feels confident in having come to the right place. Sometimes, a diagnosis is difficult to share with people and does not involve the best news. I shed light on what is happening to the person’s body and what he or she can expect from surgery. This can help to ease the fear of the unknown, and most people feel empowered by knowing they have a plan of action they can rely on.


Conditions and Treatments

lung cancer, swallowing difficulty, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, mesothelioma, robotic assisted surgery, esophageal disorder, malignant mesothelioma, tracheal stenosis, minimally invasive surgery, soft tissue sarcoma, thoracic surgery, lung metastasis, squamous cell carcinoma, aberrant parathyroid gland, thymus cancer, pericardial disease, non-small cell lung cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung, bronchoscopy, thoracic cancer, cancer surgery, neuroendocrine tumor of the lung, lobectomy, gastroesophageal reflux disease, salivary gland tumor, mediastinal tumor, solitary fibrous tumor, mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung, esophageal cancer, pancoast tumor, small cell lung cancer, pericardial effusion, diaphragm disease, pleural effusion, tracheal cancer, lung carcinoma, therapeutic bronchoscopy, achalasia, esophageal surgery, thoracic disease, diagnostic bronchoscopy, neuroendocrine tumor of the lung, fundoplication, hyperhidrosis, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, carcinoid tumor, lung biopsy, myasthenia gravis, endoscopic ultrasound
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2004
Education and Training
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, General Surgery, 2001
  • Fellowship, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1999
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, Gereral Surgery, 1997
  • MD from University Of Crete, 1991

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Pelisyonkis Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 9V
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

Interests

lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound

Research Summary

Dr. Zervos participates in development of clinical trials for lung cancer and the use of newer technologies to detect and stage these utilizing endobronchial ultrasound.

Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue

Skirball 9V

New York, NY 10016

Phone

-263-7102

Fax

-263-2246

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Successful Vats With Lobectomy On Vv-Ecmo For Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure [Meeting Abstract]

    Rakowski, EM; Smith, D; Zervos, M; Zakhary, B

    American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine. 2017; 195:?-?

  • Therapeutic Treatment Of High-Grade Squamous Dysplasia Of The Airway With Spray Cryotherapy [Meeting Abstract]

    Yaffee, DW; Pass, H; Zervos, M; Bizekis, C

    American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine. 2017; 195:?-?

  • Ward, Alison F; Lee, Timothy; Ogilvie, Jennifer B; Patel, Kepal N; Hiotis, Karen; Bizekis, Costas; Zervos, Michael

    Journal of robotic surgery. 2016 Oct 22; 11(2):163-169