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Benny Weksler, MD
Thoracic Surgery
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McGinnis Thoracic & Cardiovascular Associates
Hardner Building
2315 Myrtle St, Suite 190
Erie, PA 16502
Fax (412) 359-6873
McGinnis Thoracic & Cardiovascular Associates
Allegheny General Hospital
320 E North Ave, Suite 363
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax (412) 359-6873
McGinnis Thoracic & Cardiovascular Associates
AHN Grove City
647 N Broad St Ext, Suite 107
Grove City, PA 16127
Fax (412) 359-6873

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

"Last visit - surgery was good - great -"

December 09, 2022


November 22, 2022

"Dr. Weksler is a wonderful doctor."

November 08, 2022

"Great doctor. Skilled surgeon. He saved my life or at least extended it"

November 02, 2022

"Dr. Weksler was attentive & thorough in discussing my surgical options."

October 21, 2022

"My doctor is the best!"

October 16, 2022

"All very good."

August 29, 2022

"Dr. Weksler was very helpful!"

August 23, 2022

"We are very happy to have found this doctor."

August 16, 2022

"Made me feel very confident and comfortable"

July 26, 2022



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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