Patient Testimonials

September 29, 2021

I had a total knee replacement by Dr. Lai

I couldn't be happier I was out of the hospital the same day started therapy 2 days later I am doing great thank you Dr Lai and all his staff

- Randy

July 22, 2021

I had a Total Knee replacement with Dr Lai 7.8.2021. In Pioneers Memoral Hospital. I went through multiple treatments. From injections to therapy. I then decided to have my knee replacement. Dr Lai scheduled my surgery and explained the risks. I then spoke with surgical coordinator Rocio I also went to the joint replacement class with joint replacement coordinator George Zamora and had my surgery at the hospital I was happy, I was treated with respect. I also was seen with Isabel for my staples removal, she was very gentle and respectful. I really recommend Dr. Lai for surgery. very professional.

- Arturo Hernandez

January 18, 2021

I am very satisfied with my surgery. I had surgery November 3, 2020. I had a reverse shoulder replacement.

Before surgery my shoulder motion was limited to only 50 %. After surgery I have had 95% improvement and it has been only 2 months since I had surgery. My therapist talks highly of Dr. Lai and my rehabilitation has shown a lot of improvement.

My wife was also seen by Dr Lai. She had a shoulder fracture and her recuperation was what made me decide to have surgery. My therapy consisted of resisting band strength.

I highly recommend Dr Lai.

Estoy súper satisfecho .Tuve remplace reverso del hombro. Mi terapista está entusiasta con mi rebilitasion. Y hablan muy alta mente del Dr Lai. Mi movimiento estaba 50 % a mejorado a 95%.

- Gregory L S

January 16, 2021

Doctor Lai patched me up after a fall from a ladder while trimming my tree. Surgery on 9/8/20 at PMH to repair a fractured forearm was successful and quickly taken care of. Follow up visits on the surgery and for fractured ribs included interaction with his attentive and helpful staff. I'm back to normal again and working my job without restrictions! Thank you Dr. Lai and staff for your professional and caring attention !

- Gregory L S

January 7, 2021

I want to give my testimonial by the blessing of God. My Husband had surgery by Dr Lai 10/27/2020 Right Total Hip Replacement. My husband's recovery is great.

We are very thankful for the doctor, with the hospital, physical therapy and Dr. Lai's staff.

Thank you for your life humanity and service. Thank you very much.

- Luis G H

November 12, 2020

Dr Lai is a very good surgeon. He did both of my total hip replacements. Im 65 an have severe arthritis. The groin pain was bad. I am now pain free. Experiencing shoulder pain both sides. Currently getting injection before we do joint replacement. I trust him. Love his office staff in brawley. He's honest an explains. He listens an cares. I was referred to san diego but why. He's great.

- Donna

October 19, 2020

Dr. Lai replaced both of my husband's knees. One in December 2019, and the other in March 2020. He has made a remarkable recovery. He had been in constant pain and unable to walk without a walker. He now has no pain in either knee and is walking unassisted. When we go outside the house he does take his cane for security. I highly recommend Dr, Lai and his staff. They have been very helpful and courteous to him and me. Thank you for making us comfortable with these procedures.

- S Harris

October 1, 2020

Dr. Lai did a procedure on my husband’s knee. He had two torn meniscus and a lot of debris under the knee cap. He repaired the tears, cleaned out the debris and did a little shaving to smooth out the arthritis. Total expecting him to be in a lot of pain, I asked the Dr. to make sure he had pain pills. He used two pain pills, used his walker once and is doing awesome. Dr. Lai did an awesome job. Thank you, Dr. Lai.

- T Thompson

September 26, 2020

Dr. Lai has patched my bones and sewn me up on two occasions after sports-related bang-bang-boom-booms. His diagnosis on my collarbone break has proven better than two hospitals and an orthopedic clinic in San Diego county. Competent and professional, yet patient and humble. Seems like a real decent human being, above all. The go-to surgeon in Imperial County for adventure sportspeople and endurance athletes.

- D B Phillips

September 17, 2020

I had 3 surgeries done by Dr. Lai. The first was my wrist, the second was my knee arthroscopy and the last was my reverse total shoulder replacement. I urge patients to follow all the doctors instructions and faithfully do all the physical therapy.

I really recommend Dr. Lai.

There are many patients who are happy to have Dr. Lai in the Imperial Valley.

My mother had surgery done in 1992 by Dr. Charles Lai, the father.

- O Santos

July 19, 2020

I had surgery on my shoulder done by Doctor Lai and I am very pleased with it. He did a great job and I am recovering well.

Thank you Doctor Lai

- C Sigl

June 26, 2020

Dear Dr Lai, I would like to express my appreciation for all that you have done. After only three months my knee feel Great! I feel great that I’m able to do more and more. Thank you very much.

- R Amaya

June 25, 2020

I am very satsified with my surgeries with Dr. Lai. I had 2 total knee replacements and a carpal tunnel release and I have no more pain. He always gives me a good explanations and a good treatment plan. Everything is going well.

- J M Martinez

June 07, 2020

Three years ago I received a new shoulder from Dr Christopher Lai. The procedure is known as reverse shoulder replacement surgery. I am so happy with the outcome of that surgery. Because of his expertise I have had full range of motion with no complications since that day. I believe he is a fine orthopedic surgeon and highly recommend him.

- D L Peckham

June 05, 2020

I am very happy with the outcome of my right total knee replacement. Since my surgery I have minimal discomfort. Prior to my surgery I tried injections which were not helpful. I decided to go ahead with the surgery and I do not regret it.

Yo estoy feliz con los resultados de mi reeplaze de rdilla derecha. Despues de mi cirugia no tuve mucho dolor. Pero antes de mi cirugia tuve serie de injesiones me ayudo poco. No me arrepiento.

- Coronado, Senorina

June 05, 2020

I'm so happy with the outcome of my knee replacement procedure. It is the best feeling in the world to be able to be active again with my grandkids and to be pain free.

- R Rubio

June 04, 2020

My name is Martha Barrera. I am 82 years old. I was referred to Dr Lai by my primary doctor. I had my first appointment in April of 2018. I was suffering from severe pain in both knees. Dr Lai saw my x-rays and said I had severe osteoarthritis. He offered cortisone injections which were done. He also offered gel injections to lubricate the knees but unfortunately they were not helpful.

I then decided to have my surgery. It was a knee replacement. He explained the whole process of surgery and recovery. I did so well with my first knee replacement I decided to replace the other knee as well.

Dr Lai and staff coordinated every detail to make my surgery a success. I am now walking with very little discomfort I do have other medical issues but I am very happy I went through with the surgeries. Don’t wait too long to see my doctor. You don’t have to go out of town for surgery.

- M Barrera

June 01, 2020

HE IS MOST ATTENTIVE WITH ALL HIS PATIENTS, AS HE WAS WITH ME.

HE IS TRULY SPECIAL AS A PHYSICIAN.

- J ACUNA

May 21, 2020

I appreciate the attention from Dr Lai and staff very much.

I had a right total knee replacement with Dr Lai February 2, 2020.

I thank God that my surgery came out perfectly.

I came to my appointment today with Dr Lai and told the doctor that I don’t have any pain anymore and I have great motion and I can get back to my normal life.

I recommend Dr Lai.

Me siento mey agradecido con la attension del Dr Lai y su personal. Gracias a Dion todo salio bien de mi operason me opero el dia 2 de Febrero 2030 Mi rodilla derecha. Hoy 21 de Mayo 2020 tuve cita y no tendo dolor mi moviemiento esta perfecto yo recomiendo al Dr Lai.

- M Ledesma

May 20, 2020

I am very satisfied with my treatment from Dr Lai, He is a fantastic Dr very professional from 1 to 10 as a scale I scale Him as a 10.

- A Gargan

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