Ben-Gary Harvey, MD Specialties: Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine
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About Ben-Gary Harvey, MD
Dr. Harvey is the Director of the Bronchoscopy and Procedure Services in the Pulmonary Division. Under his direction, the Pulmonary Division offers a variety of advanced pulmonary procedures including bronchoscopy with lavage, biopsies, endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy of mediastinal masses and enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes; endobronchial hot and cold therapies for airway diseases, trachea- bronchial stent placement and bronchoscopic valve placement for lung volume reduction for advanced emphysema/COPD in individuals with limited exercise tolerance.
Dr. Harvey has successfully started this bronchoscopic valve lung volume reduction program in the Pulmonary Division at Weill Cornell Medicine. The process starts with a thorough clinical patient selection evaluation. Then, in collaboration with a team of Pulmonary physicians, Anesthesiologist, Chest Radiologists, respiratory therapists, pulmonary function technicians, ICU nurses, as well as highly experienced procedure nurses and technicians, Dr. Harvey is able to insert small tiny valves through a bronchoscope (small camera) into the most diseased areas of the lung. The aim of the procedure is to occlude non-functional portions of the lung, and create room for healthier parts of the lung in order to improve breathing function and quality of life. No surgery is necessary.
Similarly, the Procedure Service offers management of pleural effusions with thoracentesis, insertion of chest tubes and insertion and management of indwelling pleural catheters for the management of persistent pleural effusions. In addition to the Pulmonary Procedure Service, Dr. Harvey has a special outpatient office session dedicated to the evaluation and management of individuals with lung nodules and lung masses. For the past decade, Dr. Harvey has engaged in the assessment and management of individuals with pulmonary hypertension. In this regard, Dr. Harvey provides outpatient and inpatient care including critical care management to individuals affected by this disease.
Dr. Harvey interned at Jamaica Hospital, Queens, NY. He did residencies at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital, and Veteran Administration Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He completed a Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine's Pulmonary and Critical Care Department.
Dr. Harvey has published 45 articles since 1995.
Dr. Harvey is very thorough; he spent a lot of time with me to get a complete history and to explain test results and how to use inhalators. I highly recommend him.
- Stephanie R.
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Endobronchial Valve Placement
Management of Lung Nodules
- Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Internship: Jamaica Hospital
- Medical School: Universidad del Norte-Barranquilla
- Residency: University Hospital of Brooklyn
- Critical Care Medicine
- Internal Medicine