Dr. Christopher LaMendola
Heart Surgeon

West Islip, NY
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (2)

"I had my Aortic Valve replaced. Dr. LaMendola headed up the Heart Center at St. Frances Hospital, then created a new Heart Center at Good Samaritan in West Islip, NY with detailed training for his hospital staff. He helped pioneer off-pump coronary bypass surgery and minimally invasive valve surgery and has been recognized as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors;” one of America’s “Top Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. The higher level of care by him and all the hospital staff is quite noticeable and provides a level of comfort which you can't find in a hospital not providing that kind of specialized care."

Posted by Mario Conti, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/10/2017

"I first met Dr. LaMendola in the hospital after my heart catheterization. I was scared at the diagnosis of severe stenosis & needing open heart surgery. Even the phrase open heart surgery was scary. Dr. LaMendola introduced himself and explained that the surgery would be minimally invasive, requiring just a small incision & briefly explained what he would do. He immediately calmed my fears & a few days later I met with him in his office. He examined me and then we spoke at length about what would be happening next. He answered all my questions and I never felt rushed. We spoke for quite a while & he told me to call if I had additional questions. I felt calm when I left his office. His confidence was very reassuring. The day of the surgery, he spoke to me before the surgery also. The next morning, after I woke up in a room on the Cardiac wing, his smiling face was the first I saw. He told me all went well & within 3 days I was home and on the road to recovery! I could not have been more pleased with the results! Highly recommend Dr. Christopher LaMendola. "

Posted by Kathy Catlin, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 07/03/2018