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Dr. James Wu, MD

Craniofacial Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Head & Neck Surgeon, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Professional statement

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. Humanitary work 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.

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Craniofacial Surgeon
  • Head & Neck Surgeon
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Sequoia Hospital
  • Seton Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Internship in Surgery
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Fellowship in Facial Plastic, Reconstructive, Skull Base and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Fellowship in Facial Plastic, Reconstructive, Skull Base and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, 2012
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2009
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2008
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2012
  • Clinical Professor at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, SUNY-Stony Brook, and Seton Medical Center

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Portuguese
  • Taiwanese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1720070113

Office locations

Bay Area Facial Surgery

1800 Sullivan Avenue, Suite 411

Daly City, CA 94015

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He’s great, very professional and follow through (one major aspect that I would like in my Doctor). He doesn’t stop in the prescribing of medicine but actuallly checks on you on the results as well.
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I'm happy with my visit with Dr. Wu. He is very professional and he made sure that I understand what the problem was.
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The doctor is professional and patient!
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Good!
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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 mymalady because there isn't a cure, but he is #1 on my care team and there's a measure of security in knowing that.
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great service from his assist. helping him She was very nice great service from Dr Wu very helpful
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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. Sopeople shouldn't take it personally. Dr. Wu, if you are reading this, smile more!
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Excellent service. He goes above and beyond. Very professional and he really takes care of his patients.
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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 theepitome of modern medicine. I wish that there are more doctors equal to his abilities and standing!
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Very professional. Would definitely recommend.
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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.
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Very good glad I went to him.
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All of people were kind and nice. Dr. Wu is very nice person and friendly.
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Very Professional... Straight to the point. Pointed me in the right directions.. I would differently would recommend him... 5 ?????
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Very professional and at the same time caring. Did his best to explain and clarify my concerns.
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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!!!!
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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.
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Great and all the staff are great too. Highly recommended.
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I don't think he really listened or cared about what I told him
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It is a very learning and good experience.
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Very pleased with Dr. Wu's expertise. He is very detailed oriented. His explanations are easily understood.
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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 havethe pain immediately GONE!!! Thank you so much Dr. Wu!!!! Miracle man!
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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 anda 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!
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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.
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Well attended
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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.
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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 hewill 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.
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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. ??????????,?????????????!
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very informative, and addressed all my concerns
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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.
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Dr Wu is a very good doctor, he treated me well, explained everything clearly, and solved my problem.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 toexplain 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.
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the staff are good so with Dr. White and Dr. Wu.
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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.
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Dr Wu is a caring, friendly Dr with his patients wellbeing his main objective....
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My appointment was fast . Dr Wu was very courteous and professional.
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Very satisfactory and helpful. My first time ever to visit a hearing specialist and got excellent advise.
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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 phonecall 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.
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Excellent, very friendly and thorough, very comfortable with staf and doctor. This was an amazing experience!
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The visit was very nice and quick. Dr. WU was very professional and patient to answer my questions.
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Dr. Wu was very thorough and professional.
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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.
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Very patient and thorough. Dr Wu explained everything about my procedure and answered my questions.
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HE was very helpful and did a great job doing my laser treatment.
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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.
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Loved him. Right to the point and answered all questions and concerns.
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Like stated prior, outstanding practice Dr. Wu is running. Professional in every manner.
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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.
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Short and sweet, I hoe to work with him for a long time.
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