Dr. Gerald Lau, MD

Dr. Gerald Lau, MD

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Age 69
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Dr. Gerald Lau, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Loma Linda School Of Medicine 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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Dr. Lau's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lipomas
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Lipomas more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Lau performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Abdominal Disorders more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Lau's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Aneurysm
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Fracture
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrotomy
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatic Cancer
Paracentesis
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroidectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pyloric Stenosis
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Grafts
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Gerald Lau, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Loma Linda School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
White Memorial Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp
Residency Hospital
1977
Loma Linda School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
1982
1979
1977

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Dr. Lau's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lau

3.7

Based on 6 reviews

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1 Star
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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...Read More
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