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At Weill Cornell Medicine, expertise and quality patient care go hand in hand. Our heart surgeons are some of the best in the nation — and have a proven record of superior results.

Why choose us?

  • Our surgeons specialize in heart surgery for adults and children with a wide range of disorders
  • Your care team provides a custom treatment plan, tailored to your specific needs and goals
  • We offer new, minimally invasive surgical approaches
  • Our heart surgeons collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of professionals—including cardiologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, neurologists, and others—to deliver seamless, high-quality care
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell has been #1 in New York City for 17 years in a row (by US News & World Report)
  • Less than 1% mortality rate

To learn more about the services we offer and how to make an appointment, visit the links below. Visit our Department's website to learn more about our Heart Surgery services.


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What Our Patients Are Saying

Young Sosa
Talking about Damien J. LaPar, M.D.

"We are thankful for knowing we are in the hand of one of the best hearts doctors in the country my son will always be thank full to this man"

Mar 03, 2020
Source: Google
Sun Lee
Talking about Christopher Lau, M.D.

"Really appreciate the care doctor Christopher Lau gave my husband through the whole process from pre surgery to surgery and post surgery. My husband and I been to other hospitals and met other doctors and some even didn’t want to perform the surgery on my husband and really thankful that doctor Lau decided to perform the procedure on my husband which made a great difference in our lives. I would definately recommend other patients to doctor Christopher Lau as I have experienced great care and follow through from doctor Christopher Lau. I believe the world needs more doctors like him! thank you doctor Christopher Lau!"

Feb 23, 2020
Source: Google

"My husband came on a Saturday after the cardiologist told us to go emergently to the ED. He did ultrasound and saw a huge aneurysm with a tear in the wall. Dr Dimitrios came in to see us and explained that we had to do surgery. He finished the surgery the same afternoon and saved his life!!!"

Nov 06, 2018
Source: RateMDs
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