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Benny Weksler, MD
Thoracic Surgery
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Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Dr. Benny Weksler, MBA, MD, FACS, FACCP is a renowned minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal surgeon. His research includes smoking cessation in surgical patients, novel approaches to treat esophageal cancer, and immunotherapy to treat lung cancer.

Dr. Weksler graduated from the medical school of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and trained in general surgery at the New York Medical College Program in New York. Following the first three years of his residency, he spent two years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a research fellow. Dr. Weksler went on to complete his surgical residency and then returned to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a fellow in Thoracic Surgery in the combined New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Program. He continued his training with a one year minimally invasive fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Weksler is currently appointed as Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Weksler was presented with the Edward M. Kent, MD Endowed Professorship of General Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Weksler is the System Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Allegheny Health Network, and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital.

Dr. Weksler is a member in many Societies including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, among others. Dr. Weksler’s interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, thymomas, diseases of the chest wall, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and surgical endoscopy. He has published many manuscripts in multiple journals in his areas of interest.

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Endoscopy for Esophageal Cancer
Minimally Invasive Achalasia Surgery
Minimally Invasive Collapsed Lung Surgery
Minimally Invasive Esophageal Cancer Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hyperhidrosis Surgery
Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
Minimally Invasive Thymoma Surgery
Robotic Surgery for Achalasia
Robotic Surgery for Collapsed Lung
Robotic Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Robotic Surgery for Hiatal Hernia
Robotic Surgery for Lung Cancer
Robotic Surgery for Lung Infections
Robotic Surgery for Mediastinal Tumors
Robotic Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis
Robotic Surgery for Paralyzed Diaphragm
Robotic Surgery for Thymoma
Surgery for Esophageal Cancer and Esophageal Tumors
Surgery for Hiatal Hernia and Acid Reflux
Surgery for Lung Cancer and Lung Diseases
Surgery for Tumors of the Thymus and Mediastinum
Surgery for the Trachea and Bronchus
Tracheal Cancer Surgery
Tracheal Surgery


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Recent Patient Comments

"Benny & [...] are great very knowledgeable in the field & patient when asking questions."

September 19, 2023

"I was expecting to see the scans like I had the previous visit. But it wasn't shown. No comparison to the previous scan, but the doctor did talk about how it was possible it had been there for 13 years, unchanged-so they must have looked at previous scans or images in my records, to tell that. It would have been interesting to compare or see the actual scans from the previous years. To understand their conclusions. But I'm going to trust them and check next year to see if anything changes."

July 27, 2023

"Considering the fact that he's going over my treatment plan with me and my daughter, I'm very pleased with this Dr."

July 23, 2023

"My first meeting with Dr. Weksler went well and I have confidence that he is one of the best at what I need done."

July 18, 2023

"I have and will continue to "HIGHLY" recommend Dr. Weksler. The doctor always answered my questions in detail so I could understand my illness."

June 12, 2023

"He saved my life."

May 22, 2023

"He was very nice and I was scared."

May 17, 2023

"This doctor was a specialist, surgeon who was going to do my surgery. It was my first visit with him"

April 04, 2023

"He was great"

April 02, 2023

"I experienced pain after surgery. Questions about it at my initial post surgical visit did not yield a satisfactory answer. At this (6-mo. Checkup) visit I do not feel serious consideration was given to my concern regarding the lingering pain."

March 22, 2023



AHN System Director, General Thoracic Surgery
Co-Chair, Esophageal & Lung Institute
Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine


New York Hospital Cornell University Medical Center


Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do RIo de Janeiro


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Montefiore Medical Center
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