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Dr. Christopher Lau, MD

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Dr. Christopher Lau, MD
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Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY.
Dr. Christopher Lau, MD
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Dr. Christopher Lau, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery*
New York, NY
Accepting new patients
28 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY.

About

Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has 28 years experience. They graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine|SUNY Dwnstate M C College of Medicine in 1996 and completed a residency at Suny Downstate Medical Center|Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.They currently practice at Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center and are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lau has experience treating conditions like Partial Lung Collapse among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Lau received an average rating of 5.0/5 from patients and has been reviewed 78 times. Their office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments. Dr. Lau also speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lau is board certified in General Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Friendly Staff

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Locations

  1. 1 Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center
    525 E 68th St # M-404, New York, NY 10065

Experience and Background Check

Partial Lung Collapse
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Aneurysm
Partial Lung Collapse
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Aneurysm
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Endocarditis
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Pulmonary Insufficiency
Septal Defect
Subacute Endocarditis
Systolic Heart Failure
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Aortic Arch Repair
Aortic Repair
Aortic Valve Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass with Robotic Assist
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Surgery
Thoracentesis
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Aneurysm
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Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
Aneurysm of Heart
Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
Aortic Dilation
Aortic Diseases
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Root Dilation
Aortic Stenosis
Aortopulmonary Septal Defect
Arrhythmias
Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Ascites
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Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Myxoma
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Heart Tumors
Benign Mediastinal Tumor
Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Biliary Atresia
Biventricular Heart Failure
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Cardiac Tamponade
Cardiomegaly
Carotid Artery Disease
Coarctation of the Aorta
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congestive Heart Failure
Constipation
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Dissection
Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Dissecting Aneurysm
Empyema
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Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Gastric Ulcer
Heart Disease
Hemorrhoids
Hyperparathyroidism
Ileus
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Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Lipomas
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Marfan Syndrome
Mediastinal Tumors
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nonrheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pneumonitis
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Saccular Aneurysm
Stomach Cancer
Suprarenal Aneurysm
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thrombosis
Thyroid Nodule
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
Typical Atrial Flutter
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Septal Defect
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm Repair
Aneurysm Stenting
Aneurysm Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
Aortic Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve Sparing Surgery
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Atherectomy
Atrial Tissue Ablation
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Artery Revascularization
Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Gastrotomy
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Valve Replacement
Heart Valve Surgery
Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Mitral Valve Prolapse Repair
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Open Lung Resection or Removal
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pancoast Tumor Excision
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Renal Transplant
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Thoracoabdominal Surgical Procedure
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery

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Mar 24, 2024
Dr Lau repaired my aortic aneurysm. He instilled confidence with me due to his explanation of the procedure and his overall demeanor. The follow up appointment after surgery was an opportunity to give him my gratitude for basically saving my life.
— Mar 24, 2024
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About Me

Biography
  • Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine|SUNY Dwnstate M C College of Medicine in 1996. He specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
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Languages Spoken
Cantonese
Languages Spoken
Specialties*
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialties*
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Education

Medical Education

Medical Education
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine|SUNY Dwnstate M C College of Medicine
    1996
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
Board Certifications
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A board certification represents a provider’s dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams. While not all specialties have board certifications, if your provider does have one they’ve taken the extra step to master their specialty and to keep up with the latest advancements in their field.

Internship

Internship
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine|University Hospital of Brooklyn
    2008
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Residency

Residency Hospital
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center|Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    2012
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center|Weill Cornell Medical College
    2014
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Christopher Lau, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Lau's profile.

Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Yes, Dr. Christopher Lau, MD holds board certification in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Lau has over 28 years of healthcare experience.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

    622 W 168th St, New York, NY

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

    506 6th St, Brooklyn, NY

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

    5645 Main St, Flushing, NY

  • Weill Cornell Medical Center

    525 E 68th St, New York, NY

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