Dr. James Wu, MD

Dr. James Wu, MD

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Dr. James Wu, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1250 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 310

Allentown, PA 18103

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Wu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu treats Pericardial Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wu performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu performs Lung Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wu performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wu's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Wu, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Hospital SUNY Stony Brook
Residency Hospital
University Hospital SUNY Stony Brook
Internship Hospital
2001
Cleaveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001
2000
1993

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

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I have recommended Dr. Wu twice and he has operated successfully on both patients as well as me. I will continue to refer anyone who has a need for his medical expertise. Thank you Dr. Wu.
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Dr. Wu and team replaced my aortic valve with a St. Judes mechanical valve. I never doubted the outcome. The Dr. took time to answer all of our questions and made us feel at ease.
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The best. I owe this fine surgeon & his team. my life. I was given a bovine heart valve in 2012, & have had no issues since. I went to him on the recommendation of another doctor in the Lehigh Valley, & spoke beforehand with someone else who had Dr. Wu do the same surgery on them. Besides being very gifted, he is just a very fine doctor to deal with. Thank you, Dr. Wu. My cardiologist speaks very highly of you.& I lived long enough to meet my 2 grandchildren. Joan Decker.
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Dr. Wu appears to be one of those rare surgeons-cardiac surgeons, no less-who views his work as routine-nothing special, all in a day's work. Right. I don't exactly see him in that manner, probably because he saved my life. His prompt diagnosis and brilliant surgical skills hardly define work that's "just routine". Very fortunate to have connected with this humble man.
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I was in Grandview then to Leighigh and back to Grandview for a total of 78 days. Went in to septic shock while having a Pacemaker installed at Grandview. I was shipped to Leighigh where Dr. Wu preformed a triple bypass and installed some new heart valves. Three times during all the complications, my entire family was called in to say good by. When I regained consciousness, some weeks later, is when I learned that I had that operation and a Dr. Wu had performed it. An amazing man.
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