Dr. Christopher Lau, MD

Dr. Christopher Lau, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 39

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Flushing, NY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lau has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lau to book an appointment.


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Practice

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(212) 235-1519
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery5645 Main St Flushing, NY 11355
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Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell525 E 68th St # M-404 New York, NY 10065
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Lau's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lau

4.9

Based on 32 ratings

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  • Explained conditions well (28)
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    Appreciated how attentive he was and his ability to answer my questions, as well as explain procedure Happy to have someone of his level of experience as my provider.
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    Dec 11, 2020
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    Very supportive and informative consultation regarding upcoming surgery. The staff is top-notch in terms of communicating and working to facilitate everything.
    What went well
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Anthony V. – Dec 11, 2020
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    Excellent appointment; super attentive to all my questions, explained things in a way that was easily to understand
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Nov 27, 2020
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    The office staffer Becky was wonderful she made my appointment on short notice and scheduled everything
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Nov 20, 2020
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    Extremely precise and caring
    What went well
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
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    Andrew Perzi – Oct 30, 2020
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    Dr Pau and team were professional and supportive throughout my surgery, hospital stay and follow-up appointment. I was shocked to learn I had to had to have emergency quintuple bypass surgery, and Dr Lau responded quickly to ensure my safety. I am appreciative to him and his team for my new lease on life.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Gerard Calvo – Oct 24, 2020
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    was excellent. professional. informative.
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    No results
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    Cameron Shay – Oct 04, 2020
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    yes i willrecommend to family and friends
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    2 people found this helpful
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    Jul 05, 2020
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    He is knowledgable and patient. Feel very fortunate to be under his care.
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    Normie – Jun 21, 2020
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    You will find Dr. Lau a very knowledgeable physician. Very easy to talk to, used a combination of anatomy plates, pencil drawings and his hands to help me understand my current and future situation regarding my heart issues.. Do not be put off by his youthful appearance (he looks like he just got out of high school) But I can’t recommend him enough I am very very lucky to have had him.
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    Michael Youssouf – Feb 15, 2020
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    I highly recommend Dr. Lau. He performed open heart reoperation to repair leaky mitral valve. He was professional and before surgery answered all my questions addressed all concerns.
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    Judah Podhoretz – Feb 09, 2020
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    Dr. Lau made me feel comfortable. He has helped me with my post cardiac surgical needs. He is talented and respectful. Removing my sternum wires was the last step in my road to recovery. Thank you!!!
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    Dec 29, 2019
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    Dr. Lau sat with my son an I and throughly discussed the dynamics of my son’s aorta. He clearly explained all the pros and cons of his injury.
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    Dec 22, 2019
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    He gave me a sense of the urgency for my now scheduled surgery in ten days in a manner that allowed me to feel calm and expectant of excellent care. Inside my body and outside inthrconsulting room
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    Betsy Blachly age 73 – Sep 16, 2019
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    Outstanding cardiologist. Extremely good conversant. Gentle manner. Clear communicant. I would trust him and his team with my life, which I have.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    John Sheedy – Aug 05, 2019
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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.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Rachel Ferguson – Jul 20, 2019
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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!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Susan Bush in North Salem/ NYC, NY – Jul 14, 2019
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    Very good explained what needs to be done and why very clearly
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Louis Castaldo – Jul 01, 2019
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    Great
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    Hall in Far rockaway, NY – Jan 29, 2019
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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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    Jesus De La Cruz in NEW YORK, NY – Dec 09, 2018
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    Frequently Treated by Dr. Lau

    Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lau treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lau treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 746-5172.

    Cardiac Surgery

    Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

    Dr. Lau typically treats 53% more often than similar doctors

    Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

    Treatments
    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    Heart Defect Repair
    Tricuspid Valve Surgery
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    Dr. Lau's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Aneurysm of Heart
    • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
    • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dilation
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Aortic Root Dilation
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Arrhythmias
    • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Atrial Myxoma
    • Atrial Septal Defect
    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
    • 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
    • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Endocarditis
    • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Surgery
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Heart Tumors, Malignant
    • 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
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Mitral Valve 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
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thrombosis
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
    • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
    • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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    Dr. Lau accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Affinity Health Plan
    Amida Care
    Anthem
    Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
    Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
    Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
    CoreSource
    EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Fidelis Care
    HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
    HIP Health Plan of New York
    Medicaid
    Medicare
    Oxford Health Plans
    POMCO Group
    SelectCare
    Tricare
    UnitedHealthCare
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    Compass
    Medicare
    United Healthcare
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    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
    VNS Choice
    WellCare

    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    "I take great pride in being a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian Hospital, as...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Christopher Lau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center. Read more

    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
    University Hospital of Brooklyn
    Internship Hospital
    2007
    SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School
    2003
    New York University
    Undergraduate School

    Languages

    • English
    • Cantonese

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Christopher Lau, MD?

    Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 746-5172 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

    Does Dr. Christopher Lau, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Lau has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Christopher Lau, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. Christopher Lau, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Lau frequently treats Cardiac Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Lau specializes.

    Where is Dr. Christopher Lau, MD's office located?

    Dr. Lau's office is located at 5645 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Christopher Lau, MD speak?

    Dr. Lau speaks Chinese, Cantonese and English. View profile to see all.

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    NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

    New York, NY

    72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

    NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

    Flushing, NY

    67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

    • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)