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Dr. James C. Wu received his bachelor degree from Northwestern University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Wu then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University Medical Center of New York, at Stony Brook. Dr. Wu was appointed as the chief resident during the final year of his residency training.
After completion of his residency, he pursued a competitive post-graduate fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, craniofacial and skull base surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, which is affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
While practicing cosmetic surgery in New York City, Dr. Wu held the position of clinical professor at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Dr. Wu also completed training in tumescent body liposculpting under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffery Klein, the inventor of liposuction under local anesthesia.
Dr. Wu performs annually humanitarian work in Ecuador and Dominican Republic, treating patients who suffer from facial deformities. Dr. Wu also educating local doctors on new techniques in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Verified Patient Reviews
The doctor is professional and patient!
This is weird to say when I go because I'm not feeling well, but seeing him is a pleasure. Knowledgeable. I leave with a plan. I feel like he cares and he knows his field. I know he can't cure my malady because there isn't a cure, but he is #1 on my care team and there's a measure of security in knowing that.
great service from his assist. helping him She was very nice great service from Dr Wu very helpful
Excellent service. He goes above and beyond. Very professional and he really takes care of his patients.
Doctor Wu is thorough and explains everything clearly. He is knowledgable and professional, but may come off as being short or unfriendly because he doesn't smile much. But I don't think he's unkind or mean, he just looks that way. So people shouldn't take it personally. Dr. Wu, if you are reading this, smile more!
Dr. James Wu, MD is one of the best doctors I have met. He is very professional, honest, direct to the point, knowledgeable, meticulous and he makes you comfortable. He wants the best for all of his patients. He is the epitome of modern medicine. I wish that there are more doctors equal to his abilities and standing!
Very professional. Would definitely recommend.
He's great. Always feels at ease every office visits because I can just ask any questions I have and you get the honest answers.. He definitely knows what he's talking about . He has earned my trust that he will only do what's best for his patients.
Very good glad I went to him.
All of people were kind and nice. Dr. Wu is very nice person and friendly.
Very Professional... Straight to the point. Pointed me in the right directions.. I would differently would recommend him... 5 ?????
Very professional and at the same time caring. Did his best to explain and clarify my concerns.
Dr Wu is always anxious to help with my sinus issues... He goes that extra step for me.... I would refer Dr Wu to anyone with sinus problems....he is the BEST!!!!
I trust his professional judgment so much that I look forward to the peace of mind I'll leave with after he's evaluated a problem. He's an expert.
Great and all the staff are great too. Highly recommended.
I don't think he really listened or cared about what I told him
It is a very learning and good experience.
Very pleased with Dr. Wu's expertise. He is very detailed oriented. His explanations are easily understood.
I know Dr. Wu must see cases like mine all the time, but after 4 years of having this chronic problem with my ear ... he cleared it up in less than 10 minutes. Brought tears to my eyes to have the pain immediately GONE!!! Thank you so much Dr. Wu!!!! Miracle man!
I went in with several issues that have bothered me for several years as a new patient. Dr. Wu listened carefully and did a thorough examination and offered his opinion and suggestions. We were able to make a quick decision and a small office procedure solved an annoying problem for over 10 years. I was elated when I left. I was the first patient for the day and in and out within 40 minutes. For any office, this should be a record. Dr. Wu was on time and his assistant Chris was very helpful with the appointment and follow questionnaires prior to the appointment. The wait time was zero!
James Wu, MD is a great Otolaryngologist. Procedure of cauterization in my nose was a mild discomfort but not painful. I had googled the procedure and was fearful. I am so glad I had it done by such a great doctor.
Dr. Wu is completely dedicated to his patient's needs. Whereupon a lot of Dr.'s would let something drop, Dr. Wu always takes it one step farther. A real professional who you can depend on.
Dr. James Wu was very professional. He was patient in hearing out my problem and he performed some exercises to see what might be the root cause of my issue. He also suggested various options to treat my issue and he will continue to see me as we go through the options. I really liked the fact that he started me off with an inexpensive and less intrusive means of treatment. If in case this method does not work for me he will continue onto the other options he suggested.
Doctor Wu is so great. He has high level skill and straightforwardly pointed my nosal problem. He is efficient. I visited several ent doctors and WU is the best doctor. He can speak fluent mandarin . As a Chinese , Doctor wu is your best choice. ??????????,?????????????!
very informative, and addressed all my concerns
as usual Dr Wu was competent, clearly answering all my questions after my nose surgery (that he performed a week ago). Everything was ok, and checked in less than 30 minutes.
Dr Wu is a very good doctor, he treated me well, explained everything clearly, and solved my problem.
Dr Wu is very efficient and helpful. I am a relatively new patient, but I feel very confident that I made a good choice. His staff is wonderful---very friendly and extremely helpful.
I had my first appt today and I was really pleased with the doctor and his staff. They took me promptly at my appointment time and office staff was very friendly, I really loved Dr Wu. He took the time to explain things to me in terms I could understand. He was patient and didn't mind answering questions. The procedure was quick, easy and painless and I left the office feeling very confident about his diagnosis and directions.
the staff are good so with Dr. White and Dr. Wu.
Dr Wu is a caring, friendly Dr with his patients wellbeing his main objective....
Dr. Wu was very professional and trustworthy, explaining with simple words and visuals my medical issue, and proposed 2 solutions explaining all the pros and cons. I'll definitely continue with him my treatments.
My appointment was fast . Dr Wu was very courteous and professional.
Very satisfactory and helpful. My first time ever to visit a hearing specialist and got excellent advise.
Excellent, very friendly and thorough, very comfortable with staf and doctor. This was an amazing experience!
I went to Dr. Wu in May 2016 for a tonsillectomy. Dr. Wu was a complete professional in all my interactions with him. Whenever I had questions, I emailed his staff (Virgie is wonderful) and I would receive a return phone call from the doctor within 24 hours. When I needed a change in my pain medications, he promptly adjusted my prescription. He was thorough and completely knowledgeable about my procedure. I had complete faith in his experience and felt very comfortable in his surgical hands.
Dr. Wu was very thorough and professional.
As mentioned in my prior visits with Dr. Wu. As professional and personable as can be. You can ask him anything and he will provide you with as much information as he can. Also walks you through the process. Would definitely recommend Dr. Wu.
Very patient and thorough. Dr Wu explained everything about my procedure and answered my questions.
HE was very helpful and did a great job doing my laser treatment.
Obtained objective; explained in lay men's terms the issue, posed alternatives- I appreciated. Expected a handshake at introduction, perhaps a cultural thing but I would suggest improvement with interpersonal skill.
Like stated prior, outstanding practice Dr. Wu is running. Professional in every manner.
Loved him. Right to the point and answered all questions and concerns.
Short and sweet, I hoe to work with him for a long time.
Dr. Wu is very professional and thorough when explaining before and after procedures and directions to follow. Also, available when needed for any questions or concerns you have or may arise.
The visit was very nice and quick. Dr. WU was very professional and patient to answer my questions.
Dr Wu was thorough and explained in direct understandable words.
DR. Wu was very nice and extremely knowledgeable, he was able to diagnose me in 15 min. He was able to provide me with a real explanation of my condition which my other providers have not been able to in years of treatment and surgery.
Very professional, took his time to listen and provide feed back.
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Dr. Wu has helped me with inner ear and vertigo issues. He is very thorough, sharp, and patient. Although he is not an incredibly chatty doctor, he knows what he's doing and for me, that's honestly all that matters. I trust his diagnosis and his advice and would recommend him to others!
We were not greeted warmly by the doctor. He seemed like wasn't glad to see me nor my mom at all. No smile nor "how are you" when he brought us to the room. My mom didn't even get her blood pressure checked and it was our first visit. We filled out the form, which he had in his hand during the consultation, where we indicated that my mom has history of stroke. My mom was the one who asked for her blood pressure to be checked at the end of the visit. When my mom told doc that she thought she had vertigo, he said she was wrong in a condescending way. Additionally, his displays of posters and pamphlets at the office showed botox treatments and the like plus there was a sign that he didn't take any covered CA patients. This gave me the impression that he's just in it for the money. Sorry if I'm wrong but this whole visit was a joke.
This was my first service and I was courteously and professionally received. He was pleasant and explains very well the method he was about to do and he does it painlessly and quickly! I will be a returning regular patient.
Very professional and informative. Very short wait time.
I found him to be friendly right to the point suggestive as to what method of treatments there where to my problem after checking my ears noise and throat and hearing. Because my problem wasn't serious I felt comfortable with the suggestions he gave took the one we felt would work for me. If everything goes well see him in about a year . Same day recommended him to a friend of mine .
Dr. Wu was professional and friendly. Spent time with me explaining everything I needed to hear. I did not feel rushed at all. Great experience!
Has good bedside manners. Leaves you to make your own decisions without any pressure or doubts from the doctor.
Very informative and answered all the questions I had!
Very thorough and dirct
Very helpful and carefully explained everything to me. I usually feel most doctors just want to get you out of the office, but Dr. Wu was really patient.
I have had several visits with Dr. Wu and am always impressed by his extreme professionalism and expertise. He has become a trusted doctor and I highly recommend him. Thank you again Dr. Wu
Very congenial doctor; friendly and efficient staff; clean office; easy and free parking.
I'm a repeat client and love going to Dr Wu. He always takes the time to explain everything thoroughly and is very professional. Looking forward to my next visit.
Very competent, attentive. Answered all my questions. I was a new patient.
very professional. explains each step he had to do.
Very professional and accommodating.
There are only a few times in my entire life that I have had a more perfect doctor! I was suffering from a terrible sinus infection that simply would not go away with antibiotics. When I first met Dr. Wu he was excellent at explaining and using a diagram of the sinus cavities so I would be informed of the problem. He also did an exam with a long tube into my nose....painless! It was suggested that I get a CT scan to see the extent of my infection. He actually called me a few days later and patiently explained the degree of infection in the maxillary sinus cavity in my lower cheek. He suggested that I have an outpatient surgery to drain and clear the sinuses. I put it off for a few months until the pain in my cheek became worse by the week. I had the outpatient surgery and went home. I had some pain the first day and saw Dr. Wu the day after the surgery. He is extremely competent, gently, knowledgeable and informative with all of his procedures. Within a few days I felt incredibly good!! I have been amazed at what a difference this has made in my overall health, as well. No more infection draining into my body and I am so pleased!! THANKS, DR. WU....you are the BEST!
I ALWAYS ENJOY MY VISIT WITH DR, WU. HE'S SO DOWNRIGHT HONEST AND TRUTHFUL THAT I HANG ONTO EVERY WORD HE SAYS. HE EXAMINES HIS PATIENTS, DOUBLE-CHECKS THE RESULTS AND X-RAYS BEFORE HE DISCUSSES WHAT HE SEES. HE DOESN'T "SUGAR-COAT" WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE. HE'S HONEST AND GIVES HIS PATIENTS TIME TO DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT/NEED FROM HIM. HE'S EXTREMELY PATIENT AND WAITS FOR HIS PATIENTS TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. I'M SO GLAD DR. WU ALLOWS ME TO BE HIS PATIENT. I ADORE HIM.
GREAT M.D. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND FOR THE FIRST TIME I UNDERSTOOD WHAT MY PROBLEM IS BECAUSE HE EXPLAINED TO ME VERY WELL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
This is my first time visit to dr. Wu office. He seem not to be in a good mood. He also doesn't have much patient when I was translating for my mom. He seem to be irritated and givin us so much attitude. My mom and I are really easy going so I hate to see doctors looking down on us like that. We spent a very very short time with him and he rushed out. We were on time so we just don't know what happen. He seem like he doesn't like his job or even care for his patients. So sad to see these kind of doctors
Dr. Wu was very professional and efficient.
Dr. Wu is very nice and pay attention to listen, I will recommend my friend to treatment.
I and my family likes Dr.Wu a lot. He is very professional, kind and genuinely caring. I would recommend him to anyone!
Very kind, caring and professional.
Very professional. Took the time to explain everything and answered all my questions. The office staff was very helpful and courteous. Most appreciated
My visit initially seemed more of a hassle. However after the procedure he gave helpful information to avoid the issue again.
I was very pleased with Dr. Wu just as I was on the past visits that I had. He explained fully what the problem was and how I can try to avoid it happening especially when traveling. He did an excellent job in his explanation so that a lay person (like me) can understand. So Thanks Doctor WU!
Consumate professional. Made me feel very comfortable and confident as a patient.
Dr Wu is extremely knowledgable and a very nice person. Very thorough and professional. Very highly recommended.
Dr. Wu is one of the best doctors I have seen!!! This is my second appointment. After the first and a CT scan, he called me personally to explain the results. He is courteous, gentle with proceedures and down to earth. I trust his expertise. I am having surgery for my maxillary sinus, shortly, and his explaination was very reassuring. I decided to see Dr. Wu, even though all of my primary and other doctors were in another hospital system, simply because of his ratings. I am so glad that I did and now have great confidence in my forthcoming proceedures with him. 5 stars!!
Good. This doctor seems well-informed and offered me a good amount of options for my treatment. He was very professional, patient, and courteous with my inquiry, though he seems a little to serious at first. The office assistants are very good as well -- kind and professional. :) I think the office could benefit from a little more hospitality; for example, show people to the door when their appointment is finished. I noticed there are two doors to exit; might be nice to to be directed where the right exit is. Otherwise, could cause a traffic jam. But I guess that's my personal take of the office flow.
Dr. Wu was very professional and I was extremely impressed by his knowledge of other areas as well. I came into the appointment thinking I had a fish bone stuck in my throat but it turns out everything was ok, just some abrasions here and there from the fish bone. I needed to see an ENT Specialist right away. Before he went to check my throat, I told him I had been suffering from TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder/Dysfunction lately (which is a jaw muscle and joint issue) and to my surprise, he was telling me about symptoms and treatment for it! We also chatted up about the crazy Warriors game last night. I felt extremely comfortable being there and his staff was very friendly. Without them, I would not have been able to see Dr. Wu right away. I definitely will be coming back if I need to see an ENT Specialist!
Very quickly got in to see Dr. Wu. He listens! He then checked what I said and proceeded with treatment. This is my second visit and I'm very impressed with his manners and expertise.
I was very happy with Dr. Wu service. He gave me very valuable advice how to eliminate discomfort in my throat. During examination, he was very gentle, although he entered deeply in my throat without causing vomiting effect. Excellent and thoughtful specialist. I would strongly advise to use his skills and professional knowledge to anybody, who seek for otorhinolaryngology doctor. Thank you Doctor Wu!
He listen patiently to my concerns and then checked my throat and explained what my issue was. I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't more serious.
My appointment the day after surgery was pretty fast. Dr. wu was waiting for my arrival and I didn't even have time to sign in. His staff are very helpful, I couldn't ask for a better facility.
Dr Wu is very professional and to the time to explain in detail so that I understood.
I have confidence in Dr. Wu. He is conservative in his treatment, doing what is necessary to solve the problem and taking a wait-and-see approach to surgery.
Well worth visit Very efficient Doctor
I was very pleased with Dr. Wu. This was my first time and I am so happy I saw him.He gave me comforting information about my throat. I thought there was something wrong. Also, fixed my ear wax problem in no time at all. I will definitely return and stay with Dr. Wu. Thank you.
Dr Wu was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I didn't feel pain at all when he gave a shot.
Doctor Wu is quite knowledgeable and professional. He knew how to help me to alleviate a horrible sinus infection along with an ear infection and water in my ear. I have never had to have a follow up appointment with Dr. Wu, however, this time I was so ill I needed to return. Every time I have seen Dr. Wu he reviewed my illness and course of action. He never had to look at my chart. I would highly recommend Dr. Wu.
Excellent.... Dr Wu is always willing to answer any question I may have... Very much appreciated.....
Anthem Blue Cross doctor directory still lists Dr Wu's old location in San Carlos so I arrived on time for my appointment only to find that the office was now located in Daly City. My fault because I did not check my text message from Zoc Doc. I called Dr Wu's office and told them I was at the old office, they gave me new address and I was able to see Dr. Wu withing about 10 minutes of arriving at his office 35 minutes past my orginal appointment time. Dr Wu is efficient and took time to address my concerns and advised that what I thought were abnormal conditions under and on my tongue were normal. Ear canals were about 80% blocked with wax so Dr. Wu carfully, quickly and precisely removed the wax and I felt no pain. Dr. Wu answered my questions, ended exam and will send findings to my primary care doctor. I am very satisfied.
He was very professional and knowledgeable and explained all options that I may have with my possible sleep apnea. He understood that I did not want to do the lab sleep study and so now I'll be trying the home study. I've only seen him once but would come back.
Dr. Wu was great... I highly recommend him... Very professional ... Great Doctor..!!! Stewart Ng
Was able to diagnose my ear problem and resolve it. Explained causes for it.
He was able to clarify some misunderstandings related to my insurance before proceeding with the consultation. Seemed very professional.
Very professional and explains each procedure very well, so you're not surprised. They have some deals at times and that really helps with the pocket.
I think he could have done more. Not very through.
Dr. Wu asked me how I was doing since my previous visit 10 days ago for a bad sinus infection. I said my improvement was very quick and I felt 100% in a few days. The antibiotic he prescribed worked like a charm.
Dr. Wu took the time to explain what he found in his examination as well as the treatment required. He then performed the procedure which appears to have corrected the problem.
Dr. Wu solved my problem right away. He was also quite humorous and friendly during my visit. He kindly answered my questions about my throat and ear. Would visit again if I got any problem with my throat/ear again.
Office staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Wu is professional and knowledgeable.
he was great and his staff are very helpful.
He's terrific. Great bed-side manner. Trust him completely.
Very through, felt comfortable and easy to talk and ask questions
The doctor was very kind and careful. He was also on time.
He found my problem right away and helped me out. I'm pain free. I can't be more thankful.
went extremely well
Dr. Wu is awesome, when it comes to beauty needs =) Very professional and knowledgeable with all the questions and concerns I have.
I had so many questions but Dr. Wu was so efficient I never had to ask.
Dr. Wu was a kind, caring physician. He explained everything in detail and made sure that I understood ... I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
We thought Dr. Wu & his assistant Chris were great! We came in w/ no appt. an emergency situation & they took us in and treated us great. Definitely will come back & recommend this office
THe doctor was very thoughtful and he is making sure that he gets all the information he can before he continues with my treatment.
This was my second time seeing Dr. Wu - very impressed with his skills - he listens, examines you and comes up with a clear treatment plan, and is quite time efficient - in and out when expected.
Very thorugh and answered all my questions. I felt cared for.
Great visit treated me well explained in a way i can understand. Chris was very nice kept me calm and relaxed.
Dr Wu takes his time to listen to all of your concerns and medical needs.
It was pretty good. No sinus problems, and I'm doing pretty good. James Wu was pretty cool too.
Fantastic. Went in for a quick procedure, was a bit scared since I've never had any type of surgery done. Dr. Wu was great; explained everything before, was helpful with aftercare treatment, and even took a call when I had some questions later. Highly recommend!
He was very professional & explained in detail my problem.
Follow-up appointment after sinus procedure. Very thorough exam and explanation of the procedure outcome and what to expect going forward.
Dr Wu is very professional, excellent services and bedside manner. His nurses are awesome and I highly recommend him, SMC and the recovery room nurses. A++ service!!
Dr. Wu took the time to explain what the root of the problem was and what he was going to do to correct it. Follow-up phone call the afternoon after the procedure to check on me was very appreciated. I would definitely recommend Dr. Wu for care and treatment of sinus issues.
Everything went well and the Dr gave suggestions on what to do if my ear becomes itchy again so it won't become infected again. I believe Dr Wu is an excellent Dr and I would highly recommend him .
My visits with Dr. Wu are exceptional. Always very professional in explaining each steps of the procedure. And if wait time is extended, he's courteous enough to provide options - if you want to reschedule at your convenience or will comp for the inconvenience. He's work is top notch, if not one of the better doctors in his field.
Good. Dr. Wu is thorough with the exam, explaining everything he's doing, along with your situation and probable causes. He's not the friendliest, but he's very polite and courteous. You can tell he loves his job, especially if you start talking shop with him. The support staff is friendly, courteous, and efficient. :)
Dr Wu listens, gave me options.. Wonderful Doctor...
At first I thought he was a cosmetic only doctor, but no, very knowledgable, was able to use scope to view and identify infection. Very thorough, professional, overall a great experience. Only recommendation, advertise at the door, that the doctor deals in not only cosmetic work. GREAT appt. thanks!
Very thorough; appreciated his clear explanations of everything.
Not only was he wonderful, but the receptionist was very friendly and helpful by looking up phone numbers for my pharmacy and my primary care doctor which I did not happen to have on me.
Dr. Wu listened very well regarding my allergy history and my sinus complaints. He laid out all the steps we could take to help my sinuses improve and where we would start. He was very helpful and gave me a shot of cortisone on the spot when he heard how long I had had my sinus pain.
Very caring and informative
Dr. Wu was friendly and explained everything in a way that I knew what he was talking about. I was very impressed.
Dr Wu was thorough in the consult and patiently answered all my questions about my condition. As a first time patient, I had many questions and was a little nervous. The office staff was professional and efficient.
Very satisfied with Doctor WU
The staff was very professional. The office was very clean and tidy. Dr. Wu was very kind and thorough. He genuinely seemed interested in helping me with my problem. He did not try to rush the appointment. I was very pleased. I look forward to my follow-up appointment with Dr. Wu. Hopefully he can get to a solution to my sinus problem. He ordered an MRI.
Dr. Wu is very good doctor. Even though his busy he will take his time to explain what's wrong with you. The Receptionist need to be more friendly. Need to add additional chairs to the reception area.
Dr. Wu was very professional as well as helpful in understanding my condition and needs.
He was very caring and nice, though he could not help me with my problem he seemed very knowledgable.
He was very knowledgable in his field and helped direct me to the right doctor's for my situation
No wait time... Doctor did not rush the appointment and he properly took the time to examine.