Patient Testimonials

April 26, 2019

Aging has its consequences. Two years ago, in my late 60's, I started using a cane to walk. Walking, a natural process that I had taken for granted since the age of one, now became a very painful process. My various doctors could not pin-point what was wrong with me, but one of them recommend Dr. Lai. Dr. Lai ordered some x-rays and told me my right hip was in bad shape- wear and tear, and age had taken its toll. He did a total hip replacement. Two months after the operation, I retired the cane. Thanks to Dr. Lai, his wonderful staff, and to Pioneers Hospital.

- R Garnica

January 17, 2019

Last December Dr. Lai performed surgery on my elbow and I was absolutely impressed with the quality of his work, his professionalism, and the efficiency of his staff. It is such a blessing to have someone with such qualifications here locally. My most sincere gratitude.

- F Johnson

November 28, 2018

He did a good job she will start doing her house work she is very statisfied with her surgery. Thank you Dr Lai.

- V Ruvalcaba

November 7, 2018

Dr Lai operated on my knee 6 weeks ago. I am making good progress and feeling so much better. He did an outstanding job! I suffered an injury 5 years ago. The MRI was not showing a torn meniscus and other damage I had to the articular cartliage and patella. In fact, my last MRI showed there was no damage at all... Absolutely frustrating! Dr Lai was the only Dr that actually listened to me and was discerning enough to know that the MRI was not reflective of the truth. I especially appreciate this about him. I am so thankful!

- B Vera

September 10, 2018

I've been treating with Dr. lai for about 15 years now. Both my husband and I treat with him. He did my right rotator cuff repair. I feel 100% since the surgery. I feel very informed about my present problem and what further treatment I can receive for my left shoulder. He is a highly experienced orthopedic doctor. I recommend him 100%.

- A Arvizu

August 16, 2018

I have seen Dr. Lai for my right carpal tunnel, it was numb and painful for about a year. I had surgery 6 weeks ago and I am now pain free and able to do my usual activities. I would highly recommend Dr. Lai to my friends and family.

- C Flores

July 23, 2018

Dr. Lai did a left total knee replacement and I was able to return to work on full duty after 4 months. Before I was always in pain, now I am pain free. He did a good job and I am very happy.

- Ramona Castaneda

July 20, 2018

Dr. Lai preformed orthoscopic procedure in 1999 on my R knee when I was 34 years old. My job consisted of route sales including lifting,and lots of walking. After a 2 month rehab I was able continue my normal activities . I continue to see Dr Lai to this day as other issues have come up. He is upfront, explains your current situation in a way so you understand what is best for you and your treatment. Heres the part that is rare, Dr Lai’s staff is courteous, flexible, friendly makes it a priority so you can be in and out in a timely matter. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

- W Torrez

July 20, 2018

Since 2001, Dr. Lai has helped me with various orthopedic issues including trigger fingers, a broken foot and a wrist with torn cartilage. I feel that I have received quality care for the 17 years and have referred friends and family to him. I have found his treatment plans to be thorough and to sometimes include follow-up by additional professionals, like physical therapists. I appreciate the time he takes to explain everything and to answer my questions. My husband has had carpal tunnel surgery with great results. From what I have experienced, I would highly recommend Dr. Lai and will continue to see him for any orthopedic issues that arise.

- J A Graves

July 19, 2018

I had severe knee pain and was able to be seen within a week. The staff was very friendly. Dr. Lai explained everything and answered all my question. I definitely recommend him to friends and family.

March 10, 2017

He was compassionate, and treated me like family!!! Walked me thru my left knee problem and performed arthroscopic surgery on my left knee, totally did an excellent job on my knee on surgery day!! Totally took care of me!! I recommend people to go with Dr. Christopher Lai you won't be disappointed!! I can't say enough or express my gratitude for the excellent service!!

Feb 09, 2017

Dr. Christopher Lai is the consummate professional that I very highly recommend. He is a highly skilled precision surgeon. I had a medial and lateral meniscus tear that required arthroscopic surgery. The surgery was performed and then later healed without incident. I feel great today and am completely satisfied with his work. You can trust him to take care of you with the highest level of confidence.

Jan 13, 2017

Had total knee replacement. Very pleased with the results. No longer in pain. Surgery was done at Pioneers Memorial Hospital. Was provided Joint Replacement educational class by the hospital. Hospital stay was pleasant. Now attending therapy and almost back to normal. Would recommend to my friends and family. Dr. Lai explained everything to my satisfaction. He and his staff are always pleasant and professional. Very greatfull to Dr Lai, his staff and PMH.

  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center
  • Calexico Health Center
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery