As a pioneer in single incision hernia surgeries and co-founder of the only Minimally Invasive Center in Westchester, Dr. Har Chi Lau has performed more minimally invasive hernia surgeries than any other surgeon in Westchester County. We are proud that he practices at St. John’s Riverside Hospital. Dr. Har Chi Lau opened the first Hernia Center in Westchester just over two years ago now and people have traveled from as far as California to be treated there.
A Board-Certified Surgeon with expertise in Minimally Invasive (MI) surgery, Dr. Lau also instructs laparoscopic surgery methods to other doctors and frequently presents on the subject nationwide. In addition, he has impressed and won the trust of a tough crowd of his colleagues who personally request Dr. Lau for their surgeries. With over 4,500 surgeries already performed, it’s apparent that Dr. Lau is the first choice for patients and doctors alike.
“It’s a very patient-centered method to performing surgery, with proven benefits and far less complications,” said Dr. Lau.
“Dr. Lau and his team were my first choice for my hernia operation. These guys have the expertise as well as the communication skills and personality that assured me I would be back to my old self again. They were right, and I was surprised at how quickly I was able to get back to work," said Tony Maddalo, MD Orthopedic Sports Physician for the New York Rangers.
Recent developments have changed the playing field when it comes to medical procedures, and St. John’s Riverside Hospital Hernia Center is on the frontline with the latest technology including the da Vinci robot and expertise to offer a new quality of life to all patients. Minimally Invasive surgery is how we are keeping the Westchester Community strong. If you or someone you know has a hernia, call (914) 464-4DOC.