Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
- Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
- Anorectal Surgery
- Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Benign Tumor Surgery
- Bile Duct Exploration
- Bile Duct Stone Removal
- Biliary Surgery
- Breast Biopsy
- Breast Cancer Surgery Program
- Breast Conservation Surgery
- Breast Exam
- Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
- Colon Surgery
- Colorectal Surgery
- Debridement of Skin and Wound
- Department of General Surgery
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- General Surgery
- Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Hernia Open Repair Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Intestinal Stomas
- Intestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Colectomy
- Laparoscopic Colon Resection
- Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Muscle Biopsy
- Percutaneous Biopsy
- Placement of Balloon Catheter for Partial Breast Radiation
- Rectal Cancer Surgery
- Rectal Surgery
- Second Opinion
- Second Opinion Breast Cancer
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Seroma Aspirations
- Single incision laparoscopic surgery
- Soft Tissue (Sarcoma)
- Soft Tissue Biopsy
- Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Sphincter Surgery
- Stoma Surgery
- Surgery For Breast Cancer
- Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
- Surgery For Crohn's Disease
- Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
- Temporal Artery Biopsy
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Hernia
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissures
- Anal Fistula
- Benign Breast Disease
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Stones
- Biliary Disorders
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
- Gastrointestinal Tract
- Hepatobiliary Disease
- Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
- Intraductal Papilloma
- Large Bowel (Intestinal) Obstruction
- Large Bowel Cancer
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Rectal Abscess
- Rectal Bleeding
- Recurrent Breast Cancer
- Small Bowel Cancer
- Soft Tissue Masses
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Strictures Of The Gi Tract
- Umbilical Hernias
- Ventral Hernia
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - St. John Macomb Hospital
Warren, MI USA
Medical Education - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines, IA USA
Undergraduate - Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX USA
- Surgery - General Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, gallbladder diseases, hernia repair surgery, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, skin lesions, EGD and colonoscopy, hemorrhoidal diseases, antireflux procedures, minimally invasive procedures
Research & Publications
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As of 11/12/2020, Dr. Lai has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 19, 2021
Dr. Lai is the best!! I trust him completely and highly recommend him to others! He is thorough, explains things well, is understanding and professional, he listens, answers your questions and is reassuring.
Reviewed on May 6, 2021
*Dr. Lai is an excellent doctor always smiling, always ready to answer any questions. Dr. made us feel very good upon leaving his office.
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021
No one wants to go through surgery, but I definitely loved my care providers, and appreciated all their hard work.
Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021
Dr. Lai is an excellent surgeon. I traveled from Toledo to see him. I have a lot of faith in his ability
Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020
Thank you Dr. Lai for taking time with me to answer any questionsI have, and not making me feel rushed. You always make sure I am comfortable and all my concerns have been addressed before leaving my appointment. Your bedside manner is impeccable! I can tell you truly love your career choice and it shows. Thank you again!
Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020
Years ago Dr. Lai did a cyst removal on neck and he made such an impression on me that I've been recommending him for years. The clinic is lucky to have him apartment of our team! He is very nice and compassionate both as a patient and when I see him in the hallways of the OR.
Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020
polite staff and doctor Lai took time to explain everything and answer all my questions- easy to talk with
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Lai rules!
Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
Dr. Lai and his entire team were exceptional
Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
Dr. Lai is excellent and deserves the reputation and admiration that all staff heaps upon him. I am so thankful to have been referred to him.
Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020
Dr. Lai is a sweetheart and I enjoyed our interaction. He always explained things, even drawing pictures so I could see what was going to happen or what had happened. His "bedside manner" should be practiced by all health care givers. He really seemed to care and was even patient with my sad attempts at humor!
Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020
under the current circumstances, I was VERY pleased with being able to complete my appointment over video and not have to go into a provider's office!
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020
Dr. Lai has excellent bedside manner. Listens well.
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020
very happy with Dr Lai and Avon hospital
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