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Lawrence Crist, DO
Thoracic Surgery
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Allegheny General Hospital (Primary)
320 E North Ave, South Tower Suite 6200
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax (412) 359-4334

Lawrence Crist, DO

Lawrence Crist, DO is a thoracic surgeon with AHN Cardiovascular Institute. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery with a focus on benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus. Dr. Crist has a strong interest in minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer and other tumors in the chest.

He went to medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Upon completion of medical school, he did his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey. Dr. Crist did a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at AHN Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Crist is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board Thoracic Surgery, and has been for over twenty years. He engages the patient thoroughly in the treatment process and encourages patient education so they can make the best decisions regarding treatment for themselves. His goal is to provide excellent care and treatment with minimal risk, ensuring the best overall outcome. He sees patients ages 18 and older.


Barrett’s Esophagus
Bronchoscopy / Video Assisted Thoroscopy
Chest Surgery, Lung Surgery, Lung Cancer
EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
EGD with Dilation
EGD, Laparascopic Nissen or DOR or Toupet
EGD, Laparascopic PEH Repair, Nissen
Endoscopy for Barrett’s Esophagus
Endoscopy for Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Surgery
Giant Paraesophageal Hernia
Hiatal Hernia Repair
Lap Heller Myotomy with Dor Fundo
Laparoscopic Surgery
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
Nissen Redo



Assistant Professor Of Surgery


Allegheny General Hospital


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Morristown General Hospital