Khoa Lai, MD Gains Recertification in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

December 5, 2012 (Lafayette, Indiana) Unity Healthcare is pleased to announce that Khoa Lai, MD recently gained recertification in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in your blood vessels, and wounds that won't heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.

In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy room, the air pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather up to three times more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body, stimulating the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

Dr, Lai received his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He completed his general surgery residency at New Rochelle Hospital in New Rochelle, NY and his plastic surgery residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. Dr. Lai completed his fellowship in cosmetic surgery at Zollman Center in Indianapolis, IN.

Dr. Lai is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Tippecanoe County Medical Association.

To schedule an appointment, please call 765.446.5432.

About Lai Plastic Surgery:
Lai Plastic Surgery is a Unity Healthcare Partner and located at 1345 Unity Place, Suite 210 in Lafayette, Indiana. To schedule an appointment, please call 765.446.5432.