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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

Henry J. Murphy
Talking about Christopher Lau, M.D.

"My cardiologist recommended Doctor Lau and I am blessed that she did. This doctor is calm, confident, immediately makes you feel at ease. He explained the state of my heart health and gave me options, letting me be part of the decision process. Based on other patients reviews, everyone thinks he is a wonderful, skilled cardio surgeon . I agree and will see him again in January 2021."

Aug 30, 2020
Source: Healthgrades
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

"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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