Wai-Yip Chau, MD

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Dr. Wai Yip Chau, M.D., FACS

Dr. ChauDr. Wai Yip Chau specializes in performing LAP-BAND surgery. He’s performed nearly 1,000 bariatric operations, including more than 50 body lifts, and several revisions. Dr. Chau can readily perform both open and laparoscopic RY gastric bypass and is certified to perform laparoscopic banding.

  • Specialty: LAP-BAND
  • 6+ years of bariatric experience
  • Nearly 1,000 bariatric operations performed
  • 6+ years of bariatric experience
  • Nearly 1,000 bariatric operations performed:
  • Publications:
    • Splenogonadal Fusion (Case Report)
    • Abdominal Actinomycosis (Case Report)
    • The Implications of Lighted Uretral Stenting in Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Teaching Activities:
    • St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada)
      Teaching Assistant; Anatomy and Biochemistry


  • Hamilton College (1989 – 1993)
    (Clinton, NY)
    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine (1993- 1998)
    Grenada, West Indies
    Post-Baccalaureate M.D. Program

Postdoctoral Training

  • North Oakland Medical Centers (1998 – 2003)
    Pontiac, MI
    General Surgery
  • Hackensack University Medical Center (2003 – 2004)
    Hackensack, NJ
    Bariatric Surgery

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery – Board Certified (3/2004)

Medical Licensures

  • New Jersey State BME License #25MA07583600
  • The NOMC 2002-2003 Glenn A. Sanford Memorial Award for Excellence in Surgical Skills
  • The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award

“My mother came with me to my first consultation, and Dr. Chau took his time to answer every question we had, and trust me, there were quite a few. He actually ended up staying with us an hour past the office’s closing time just to make sure we were comfortable with all the information he had given us.”
 Jackie M., Edison, NJ

“Getting the Lap Band was one of the best decisions that I made. Dr. Chau is excellent and will guide you through this process from start to finish. I highly recommend getting this procedure done after all other dietary options have been exhausted. The staff is very friendly and supportive as well, and Dr. Chau returns every call, regardless of the urgency.” — Debra Silver, Plainsboro, NJ

“When I went to my first support group meeting, Dr. Brolin and Dr. Chau opened the meeting with an open forum for anyone with medical questions. I must say that really impressed me. That two doctors took the time to attend the support group meetings and answer people’s questions — both pre- and post-op — says a lot about a practice.”
 Susan Crotchfelt, Freehold, NJ

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