Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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I loved the fact that Dr. Lau explained everything to me step by step and kept me updated on any changes no matter how many times I needed to have it repeated.
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Dr. LAU saved my life with an emergency,open heart bypass surgery. He is modest, quiet and brilliant. Now that I know him, I would never choose another heart surgeon and would put my life in his hands another time If necessary. I should not brag about a scar but that is the visible sign of his ability- a straight line down the chest that is as minimum as could be. Areas are already white in color. A man of few words until a one on one visit, he gives his residents a chance to learn and quietly overrules anything that is different in any way from how he would proceed Thank you for being my cardiologist!
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Very good explained what needs to be done and why very clearly
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Great
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My experience with doctor Lau could not ha been a better one! He is just what we all expect a doctor to be.
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EXCELLENT!!!
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One of the best doctors I have ever had. He saved my heart, he did everything to repair my valve, insted of just replacing it. I AM VERY GREATFUL!
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I learned after a CT scan that I had an ascending aorta aneurysm 4cm which scared me. I met with Dr. Lau and my fears quickly diminished. I spoke with him and he was very reassuring and knowledgeable. Dr. Lau answered all of my questions with patience and clarity. Thankfully I was not in need of immediate attention or surgery and was told I could go about my life as usual and he'd put me on a watch list and see me in a year! I highly recommend Dr Christopher Lau, excellent physician!
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Met with him may12.. He is a great listener ..co.forting a d kind..very knowledgeable.
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Dr. Lau accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lau's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Lau performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Lau performs this procedure more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Aortic Aneurysm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm

Dr. Lau's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Reconstruction Surgery
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Dilation
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • ASD and-or PFO Closure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bloodless Heart Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse Repair
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Endovascular Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgical Procedure
  • Thrombosis
  • Total Coronary Artery Revascularization
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

"I take great pride in being a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian Hospital, as I am practicing with a group of the finest cardiac and thoracic surgeons in the country. I am comm...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2014
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2012
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2008
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2007
SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
Medical School
2003
New York University
Undergraduate School
2014
2012
2008
2007
2003

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • English

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