Dr. Abraham Lebenthal

How to Contact Dr. Abraham Lebenthal

Specializes in Pleural Mesothelioma
Medical Treatment Center and Contact Information:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
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When a person is suffering from an asbestos-related illness, it becomes vital to begin searching for a specialist who deals with diagnosing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma cancer is extremely rare and cannot always be easily diagnosed. Mesothelioma doctors specialize in advanced prognosis, groundbreaking treatment plans, and the newest up-to-date clinical trial medications and innovative options. This type of expertise will increase a patient’s chances of experiencing effective treatment and an improved prognosis.

Dr. Abraham Lebenthal is a thoracic surgeon and expert in the study and treatment of mesothelioma. He currently works at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Boston VA. Dr. Lebenthal in one of the premier mesothelioma specialists in the VA system.

Medical Background

One of the top superior medical schools in Jerusalem, Israel, is Hebrew University Medical School. Dr. Abraham Lebenthal graduated from that prestigious university and also completed his seven years of surgical training there. During his time in Israel, Dr. Lebenthal also was active duty with the Israeli Army as a battalion physician, where he gained valuable experience and an affinity for causes and medical concerns of veterans. Upon moving to the United States, he also completed a year as a surgical assistant at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City.

In 2004, Dr. Lebenthal started his fellowship in thoracic surgery at Harvard. Since that time, he has become passionate about working with mesothelioma patients, especially veterans. Over 30 percent of reported mesothelioma cases are found among veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Dr. Lebenthal is innovative and aggressive in his approach in discovering treatment options for each patient. He believes that every patient requires a tailored treatment plan that will not only battle the cancer, but also vastly improve a patient’s quality of life.

Medical Treatment Background

Dr. Lebenthal’s extensive understanding of mesothelioma and his individualized approach to treating the disease makes him one of the most sought-after mesothelioma specialists in the nation. He believes that treatment should be aggressive and tailored to an individual patient. To give patients the most-optimal chance at survival, Dr. Lebenthal utilizes two critical procedures. They include extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication. Dr. Lebenthal also is experienced in a broad range of treatment approaches, including Laparoscopy, Video-assisted thoracic surgery, and Photodynamic therapy.

Veterans Background

Dr. Abraham Lebenthal is one of the only mesothelioma specialists to work in the VA system. His military background expanded his profound admiration for those who serve and their unwavering sacrifice. Over the course of many decades during the 20th century, the U.S. military used asbestos-containing products and parts to construct and repair housing, ships, aircraft, and motor vehicles. This led to widespread toxic asbestos exposure among those serving and working for the U.S. military.

Dr. Lebenthal is passionate about making sure that veterans suffering from mesothelioma are treated with dignity and receive the best available care and treatment. Dr. Lebenthal’s innovative and aggressive approaches to treatment made it possible to utilize introperative heated chemotherapy for the first time ever in the VA system.