Luis F. Alberton, M.D. Providence Employed Provider

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
My main goal as a surgeon is to have a comprehensive understanding of each patient I care for, and together develop a plan of action with common goals and expectations. Each patient is treated as a unique individual and their treatment plan is developed with a multi-disciplinary approach based on the patient's needs and established evidence based guidelines. There are three fundamental steps I use to achieve excellent results: Preoperative care with risk stratification and optimization for planned operations and procedures. Meticulous operative technique utilizing advanced medical technology when clinically indicated. Comprehensive postoperative care to ensure rapid recovery with clearly defined short and long term follow up plans. In adhering to these guidelines I am confident that my patients can achieve the best possible outcome.
University Of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Medical School
General Surgery, Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, New York City, NY
General Surgery, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Thoracic Surgery, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Heath System, New Hyde Park, NY
Professional Associations
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • The Alumni Association of New York Medical College
Personal Interests
Hiking, biking, snowboarding and camping.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Clinical Interests
  • Achalasia
  • Anomalies Of Diaphragm
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Biopsy Chest Wall
  • Biopsy Diaphragm
  • Biopsy Of Lung
  • Bronchial Fistula Repair
  • Cancer Of Mediastinum
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Closure Of Diaphragmatic Fistula
  • Closure Of External Fistula Of Trachea
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Contusion Of Chest Wall
  • Cryoablation
  • Da Vinci Esophagectomy
  • Da Vinci Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Decortication Of Lung
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Tumor
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Myotomy
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Excision Of Bronchus
  • Exploratory Thoracotomy
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fundoplication
  • Goiter
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Interstitial Emphysema
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laser Resection Of Airway Tumors
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Contusion
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Esophagus
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Main Bronchus
  • Mallory Weiss Tear
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mediports
  • Mesothelioma Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesion Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Plication Of Emphysematous Bleb
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Repair Of Diaphragm
  • Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Revision Of Tracheostomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Robotic Lung Surgery
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Sequestrum Of Lung
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Tension Pneumothorax
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Malignancy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoplasty
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracostomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Thymus Surgery
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheoplasty
  • Tracheostomy
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Alberton LF, Sweny A, Scheinerman J, Manetta F. Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Presenting as Stroke. Poster Presentation AATS April 2015, Seattle, WA.
  • Alberton LF, Kwon S. General Thoracic Surgery - Chapter 21: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. Odell DO and LaPar DJ (Editors). TSRA Operative Dictations in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1st ed. Chicago: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association; 2014
  • Alberton LF, Sweny A, Rocco L. Management of Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Poster presentation. New York Medical College, Del Guercio Conference. Dec 2012, Valhalla, NY
  • Alberton LF, Kulkarni T, Houlihan B, Rocco L. Esophageal tuberculosis: a rare cause of hematemesis. Poster presentation. New York Medical College, Del Guercio Conference. Dec 2012. Valhalla, NY
  • Sweny A, Alberton LF, Laskowski I. Management of Traumatic A-V fistulas in Lower Extremity. Poster presentation. New York Medical College, Del Guercio Conference. Dec 2012. Valhalla, NY
  • Giove GC, Alberton L, Yasan K, Kar B. Central Venous Pressure as a Predictor of Outcome in Left Ventricular Assisted Device: A Comparison between Pulsatile and Non-Pulsatile Pumps. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2007, Aug; 13(6): S124-125
  • Giove GC, Alberton LF, Kar B. Liver Dysfunction after a Left Ventricular Assisted Device (LVAD) Patients. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2007, Aug; 13(6): S124-125

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4.9 out of 5 (41 Ratings, 7 Comments)


Very good doctor.

Care provider gives confidence in his ability to treat my condition.

Dr. Alberton explained completely and concisely how the surgery was done and I know he was the best surgeon I could have found anywhere. He knows what has to be done.

Excellent dr. kind, caring, made room for my whole family.

My experience with Dr. Alberton was wonderful. He is kind, caring, compassionate, friendly, professional, a great surgeon, knowledgeable - everything that makes a great dr.

Dr. Alberton is very good with patients and their families. He is friendly, thorough and relaxed making it easy on his patients. He explains using pictures, diagrams, models and anything else needed. We always walk away feeling relaxed.

I have recommended this provider and his staff to many people many times. Excellent care. I travel from Alaska for this excellent care.