Dr. Har Chi Lau, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 57

General Surgery

Dr. Har Chi Lau, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Sleepy Hollow, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Phelps Hospital and Saint John's Riverside Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Har Chi Lau, MD

Northwell Health Physician Partners Gastroenterology At Phelps

777 N Broadway Ste 204 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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I had double Hernia inguinal laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Lau October 2020. Dr. Lau is a no nonsense doctor who explains to you exactly what you need and what you can expect from treatment. I felt very confident with him as a surgeon and as I had done some research before choosing I knew I had made the right choice. I was surprised at the length of the recovery period. I was on my feet in one day and up and about in two. Laparoscopic surgery was the best method, it is said that you will need two weeks to recover and that is probably true if you sit at a desk, if you have a more physical job plan on three. The biggest problem I had was that I recovered so quickly I had to force myself not to over do it. I chose the ambulatory surgical center as opposed to the hospital and I can say it was a very pleasant and accommodating environment.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lee Robert Mingione – Dec 28, 2021
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Dr. Lau performed an open ventral hernia repair on me 2.5 weeks ago at Phelps Hospital. Recovery has been a smooth process. None of the issues I was worried about--swelling, excess fluid, excessive pain, etc.--have occurred. I am in an online support group for people who've had incisional hernia repair, and comparing myself to others, I feel lucky. I have had less pain and fewer complications than most of the others, and I attribute a lot of this to Dr. Lau's skill as well as his unique method for ensuring a strong repair. Dr. Lau definitely knows what he is doing. If you are in the New York area and need hernia surgery, I strongly encourage you to consider him.
What went well
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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L.P. – Nov 18, 2021
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My family has been very pleased with Dr Lau in the past. I recently had a gallbladder attack and consulted with Dr Lau. He gave me a clear, concise picture of what was going on. I made the decision to have my gallbladder removed. I found the entire process to be efficient, the follow up was very good. I appreciated Dr. Lau’s clarity in regard to the surgery. I would recommend Dr Lau and his staff very highly.
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Frank – Nov 13, 2021
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Competent-Confident-Courteous-Care I had a recent procedure done by Dr. Har Chi Lau. From my first consultation, to my time in the OR, to my follow-up examination, Dr. Lau and his staff were knowledgeable professionals who treated me with great respect. Dr. Lau is clearly a highly experienced and capable surgeon who took the time to explain to me the care I would receive in terms that made it easy to understand. He left me with great confidence that I was in the best of care. His staff was friendly, very professional and easy to reach for important scheduling and other details. Highly recommend Dr. Lau and his team.
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
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Tom Belfiore – Aug 04, 2021
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DR. LAU IS TRUE PROFESSIONAL GRADE, FROM THE INITIAL CONSULT TO THE POST OPERATIVE VISIT. DR. LAU'S EXTENSIVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND FRIENDLY PERSONALITY, RADIATE AND GIVE A TRUE SENSE AND FEELING OF SAFETY AND CONFIDENCE OF BEING IN GOOD HANDS. SIMPLY PUT, DR. LAU IS THE BEST!! - A TRUE ASSET TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.
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
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SAL SAVASTA – Aug 04, 2021
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My review is long overdue. I had a Hernia that was very deep and as a result a more arduous operation. Dr Lau did a wonderful job and I am more active than ever. I actually forget which side the Hernia was on. After my follow up visit to his office. Dr Lau has called me on two separate occasions to see how on am processing. Only a very thoughtful and very kind Doctor would do that, God bless him.
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
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Joe D'Angelo – Jun 18, 2021
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My Gold Star Guy! Had double hernia (several holes/tears) and interviewed three Surgeons before choosing Dr. Lau. One of the best decisions I've ever made. Others were talking open surgeries with recovery times of 3 to 6 months. Dr. Lau is personable, proficient and professional, and did my entire surgery laparoscopically. I'm healing so fast (3 weeks) and I feel great... after two years of suffering Dr. Lau gave me my life back. Thank you Dr. Lau as well as all the great staff at Hudson Valley Surgical Group and Phelps (Northwell Health) Hospital!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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TF – Mar 05, 2021
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Like most folks needing to go under the knife, I was really apprehensive. After a year of procrastination I finally spoke with Dr. Lau who's calm manner and frank description of the procedure convinced me that it was time. The staff at Phelps was professional and friendly all contributing to a truely positive experience. I thank each and every one for helping me get through this tough episode. My special gratitude to Dr. Lau, who's fantastic skill made my recovery so smooth. Happy and healthy 2021 to all at Hudson Valley Surgical Group!!!
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Vincent M. Serra – Jan 22, 2021
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Excellent experience from first office consultation to follow up surgery appt. He is professional, informative, and put my anxieties at ease. Surgery went better than expected, except for the anesthesia, having the tube down my throat. The after effects from the tube lasted 8 days. The actual surgery went well and recovery was good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Virginia Borowitz – Nov 07, 2020
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Dr. Lau was very professional and made me feel comfortable right from the start. My surgery and recovery went better than I had anticipated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 30, 2020
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Recently underwent my second hernia surgery with Dr. Lau. Both surgeries went extremely well. Doctor Lau and his staff are top notch. Made me comfortable throughout the whole process. Would highly recommend him and his office.
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
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Robert Hoffman – Aug 30, 2020
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Outstanding physician. professional, accurate, intelligent explanation of procedure and post op expectations.
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
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Richard Hoban – Aug 24, 2020
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Hernia Surgery, went well, recovery has been quick
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 16, 2020
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Had a hernia operated by Dr. Lau
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 15, 2020
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The total experience with Dr. Lau was fantastic. Even his OR nurses have great respect for him. He has great people skills as well as surgical skills. This was my third hernia repair (1975, 1995 and 2019) and the first with Dr. Lau, but by far the best experience. The Dobbs Ferry hospital was great.
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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Tim – Jul 19, 2019
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Excellent
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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Jul 11, 2019
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Dr. Lau is an outstanding physician! A consummate professional, he possesses a reassuring bedside manner, which we found comforting at a very stressful time. Dr. Lau explains complex medical issues in a clear manner, inviting questions and making sure the patient thoroughly understands what is happening. My family and I are forever grateful to Dr. Lau for saving my mom’s life (cutting short his own vacation to operate on her) and highly recommend him and his team.
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May 10, 2019
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I received the best care possible from Dr Lau and Hudson Valley Surgical Group. I had to have a complicated abdominal repair after several other surgeries, adhesions and mesh that migrated and caused a lot of complications. Dr Lau first spent time reviewing my records and scans. Then he spoke and described to me exactly what needed to be done. He was caring, supportive and of course very knowledgable. I was fortunate to find Dr Lau and his partners. My surgery was long and complicated. I needed a very skilled and patient surgeon. I’m happy that I found Dr Lau.
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May 01, 2019
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I've worked for a couple of local hospitals so when my husband needed surgery I asked former co-workers for a referral. Dr. Lau came highly recommended so we decided to make an appointment to see him. We liked him immediately! Such a great bedside manner! He took his time and explained everything about the procedure in detail and made us so comfortable that we decided to plan it as soon as possible. Surgery went very well and my husband is doing great!
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Mar 29, 2019
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Awesome Doctor, fantastic bedside manners. Very knowledgeable !
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
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BLG in Yonkers, NY – Mar 31, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Har Chi Lau, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Sleepy Hollow, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Medical College Of Pennsylvania
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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

Dr. Lau frequently treats Ventral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, and Intestinal Abscess. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lau treats.

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

Dr. Lau's office is located at 777 N Broadway Ste 204, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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Dr. Lau's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ventral Hernia
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Dr. Lau treats Ventral Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Inguinal Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Intestinal Abscess
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lau treats Intestinal Abscess more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Lau treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Lau's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • 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)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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(914) 631-3660

Dr. Lau accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Northwell Health Physician Partners Gastroenterology At Phelps

Hudson Valley Surgical Group, LLP777 N Broadway Ste 204 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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