Mr Kelvin Lau

Mr Kelvin Lau

BA MA BM BCh DPhil FRCS(CTh)

Cardiothoracic Surgery

20 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Lau is excellent at explaining the way forward in a consise and easily understood way. He excudes confidence and gives me great faith in his abilities which I find most reassuring.“
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Subspecialty

  • Thoracic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6055418
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £265

    Follow-up appointment: £185

    Practices worked at

    St Bartholomew's Hospital

    West Smithfield, London, United Kingdom, EC1A 7BE
    72 reviews

    Cleveland Clinic London

    33 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, United Kingdom, SW1X 7HY
    9 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    16:00 - 20:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    13:00 - 15:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Kelvin Lau is a consultant thoracic surgeon at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and at the Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include treating lung cancer and lung nodules with minimally invasive single-port keyhole surgery and robotic surgery whilst preserving healthy lung with segmentectomy, navigation bronchoscopy for biopsy and ablation of tumours to preserving lung function, as well as pneumothorax, pleural effusion, thymus tumours, chest wall problems and diaphragm problems. He works closely with all his patients to ensure that they receive the best care throughout their treatment.

    As one of London’s leading consultant thoracic surgeons, Mr Lau uses cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat cancer. He is the first medical professional in Europe to use a new and innovative technology to diagnose early lung cancer safely with lower risk of pain and pneumothorax. Mr Lau is also the first surgeon to have performed an endobronchial microwave ablation of a lung tumour through an endoscope without needing an incision or needle.

    Mr Lau works across some of London’s leading clinics and hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic London and St Bartholomew's Hospital. At St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Mr Lau established and leads the thoracic surgery service and set up the first-ever dedicated 24/7 thoracic robotic surgery programme in the UK.

    Procedures

    • Excision of Benign Lesions
    • Thoracoscopy or VATS
    • Thoracic (Lung) Surgery
    • Video Consultation
    • Lobectomy
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    Special interests

    • Diaphragm disorders
    • Tracheobronchial Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors
    • Tracheal Stenosis
    • Lung Cancer
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    Education

    Qualifications

    FRCS (CTh) University of Oxford 2002

    MA BM Ch (Oxon) University of Oxford

    DPhil (Oxon) University of Oxford

    Scholarships and Fellowships

    • Jardine Foundation Scholarship 1999
    • Oriel College Scholarship 1996
    • Preclinical Medicine, Physiological Sciences 1996
    • DPhil Molecular Oncology 1996
    • ICRF Graduate Scholarship
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Thoracic (Lung) Surgery
    5/9
    Lung Cancer
    3/9
    Thoracoscopy or VATS
    2/9
    Lobectomy
    1/9
    Thoracic Surgery
    1/9
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Mr Lau is excellent at explaining the way forward in a consise and easily understood way. He excudes confidence and gives me great faith in his abilities which I find most reassuring.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was impressed that Mr Lau called me for an initial consultation on time- I am used to a more flexible approach to timekeeping from clinicians! He was very positive, friendly and informative in all interactions that I had with him, and I can’t rate him highly enough
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I had my first telephone consultation with Dr Lau on 24/11/21. I had a list of questions for him regarding the surgery. I didn’t need the questions as he explained everything in great detail to me. I felt so much more positive after the call about the procedure. He came to see me on the day of admission and 2 times after the surgery. It was a great comfort.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He explains everything calmly and clearly. He answered all of the questions I asked.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have had a few surgeries under and by Kelvin including microwave ablation which I know Kelvin has been a pioneer in. He is not only highly experienced and knowledgable he is also very kind and takes time to explain things. Despite being a very busy man he always gives his patients his time and is very compassionate.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    I initially had a telephone conversation with Dr Lau, a couple of weeks ago, which was very informative, and concisely described. This afternoon I met Dr Lau in person, Dr Lau spent time with me explaining the biopsy op that I had just undergone, and detailing what would be happening moving forward. Again, Dr Lau described everything in a way that I was to understand. I’d like to thank Dr Lau, and his team for the way in which my op went, couldn’t have gone more smoothly. Will.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    He explained every part of the procedure clearly he showed compassion. Between Mr Lau, Jackie and Nanal. Everybody was very professional. Thank you Mr Lau
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He was great. Explained everything in language I could understand. Went out of his way to ensure I was comfortable and relaxed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Mr Lau, explained my condition and how he would treat it in the most easily understandable fashion. Clear and reassuring. He is a very good surgeon and a pleasure to meet. If you are fortunate enough to be able to use his skills and knowledge you will be in very safe hands.
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