Dr. Gerald Lau, MD

Dr. Gerald Lau, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
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Dr. Gerald Lau, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med in 1977 and specializes in general surgery.

82 Puuhonu Pl Ste 202

Hilo, HI 96720

Contact Information

(808) 933-3040

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lau performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Disease
normal
more than 39% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 31% of peers
Heart Surgery
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more than 18% of peers

Dr. Lau's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Hawaii.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • White Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lau's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lau to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Lau's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Lau did a cystectomy for me... proceedure was relatively pain free and healed without complication...
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Dr. Lau was friendly, forthcoming with information, patient with my questions, and a consummate professional. I cannot understand why he received lukewarm reviews from other patients; I'd be interested in what their reservations were. My experience with Dr. Lau was one of the best I've had on this...more
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