Christopher Lau, MD

Christopher Lau, MD

Christopher Lau, MD

Specialties: Surgery, GeneralMore specialties
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Location Info


56-45 Main Street
Briarwood, NY 11435
US
Other Locations

Additional Locations for Christopher Lau, MD

  • 525 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10065
    US

Insurances Accepted


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  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Select Care
  • EmblemHealth HIP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthfirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • VNSNY CHOICE

About Christopher Lau, MD


Dr. Christopher Lau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.Dr. Lau completed his undergraduate studies at New York University where he obtained degrees in Philosophy and Psychology. He then earned his medical degree at Downstate Medical Center, where he was recruited to stay to complete his General Surgery residency. During this time, he received multiple awards including the Thomas W. Pollock Award for professionalism, compassion and dedication. Subsequently, he completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Memorial Sloan Ketter...
Dr. Christopher Lau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.Dr. Lau completed his undergraduate studies at New York University where he obtained degrees in Philosophy and Psychology. He then earned his medical degree at Downstate Medical Center, where he was recruited to stay to complete his General Surgery residency. During this time, he received multiple awards including the Thomas W. Pollock Award for professionalism, compassion and dedication. Subsequently, he completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then remained at Weill Cornell for an Advanced Cardiovascular/Aortic Aneurysm Surgery Fellowship and was recruited to stay on staff as an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.Dr. Lau takes a particular interest in surgery of the aorta and aortic aneurysms. He assists in managing the aortic aneurysm surgery center and performs a variety of open and endovascular stent-grafting procedures related to the aorta. He and his team are experienced in managing problems in any part of the aorta extending from the aortic root to the ascending aorta, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, thoracoabdominal aorta, and infrarenal abdominal aorta down to the bifurcation. In the aortic root, valve sparing procedures can often be performed, which provide a durable result while keeping the patient's own valve, or if the valve must be changed, a variety of biologic or mechanical composite valve-grafts are used. For aortic arch aneurysms, part or all of the arch can be replaced with proven effective brain protection techniques. Any part of the thoracic, thoracoabdominal, or abdominal aorta can be stented or replaced with conventional surgery depending on each individual patient's anatomic needs. Dr. Lau’s interests also include all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. He has extensive experience in coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), multiple arterial bypass grafting, use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA), use of radial artery conduits, structural heart disease, aortic stenosis, aortic insufficiency, bicuspid aortic valves, aortic valve repair/replacement, mitral stenosis, mitral insufficiency, mitral valve repair/replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic root replacement (Bentall procedure), valve-sparing aortic root replacement (David procedure), descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery, thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), aortic dissections, cardiac tumors, cardiac assist devices, LVAD, ECMO, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (Maze), and cardiac complications of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

Expertise

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aneurysm Aortic Surgery
  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm With Dissection
  • Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Arterial/Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Mitral and Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement and Repair
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Valve Replacement

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese

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