Dr. Lawrence C. Chao, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 50

2500 Alton Pkwy Ste 102
Irvine, CA 92606
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Dr. Chao's Experience

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Dr. Chao's Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Chao Vision Institute, Irvine, CA
Chao Vision Institute
2500 Alton Pkwy Ste 102
Irvine, CA 92606
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    Dr. Chao's Experience

    Dr. Chao's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Implantable Contact Lens
    • Laser Cataract Surgery
    • LASIK
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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    • Cataract
    • Corneal Diseases
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    Background Check for Dr. Chao

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • 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.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Best Doctors in America, 2005 - pre
    • Max Fine Cornea Society, 1998
    • Super Doctors, 2011 - pre
    • UCI Ophthalmology Teaching Award, 1998

    Media & Publications

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Graduated in 1993

    Internship Hospital

    St Mary's Medical Center
    Complete in 1994

    Residency Hospital

    St. Vincent's Medical Center
    Complete in 1997

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of California Irvine Medical Center
    Complete in 1998

    Undergraduate Schools

    Washington University
    Graduated in 1988
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Chao & Staff

    • English
    • Chinese, Mandarin
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    Dr. Chao's Hospital Quality

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Chao

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.1
    • 21 responses
    • 1 review

    3.1 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
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    Chao Vision Institute, Irvine, CA
    Chao Vision Institute
    2500 Alton Pkwy Ste 102
    Irvine, CA 92606
    (949) 679-2426 (Office)
    (949) 679-2616 (Fax)
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