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Kafai Lai, MD

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146 doctors
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146 doctors
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72 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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61 doctors
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62 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Dr. Lai saw more bone spur patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Lai saw more bunion patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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54 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Lai saw leg ulcer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more swelling patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Dr. Lai saw hammer toe patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Lai saw osteoporosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Lai saw more plantar fasciitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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138 doctors
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138 doctors
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69 doctors
Dr. Lai saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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133 doctors
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132 doctors
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66 doctors
Dr. Lai saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Lai saw osteomyelitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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1 doctor
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Dr. Lai saw more Achilles tendinitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more foot condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more abnormal gait patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Lai saw more osteonecrosis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more weakness patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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121 doctors
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121 doctors
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60 doctors
Dr. Lai saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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112 doctors
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111 doctors
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55 doctors
Dr. Lai saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Lai saw open wound patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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38 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Lai saw hemorrhage patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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9 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more sprained ankle patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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74 doctors
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74 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Lai saw back problems patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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88 doctors
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88 doctors
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43 doctors
Dr. Lai saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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70 doctors
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70 doctors
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34 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more spine condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Lai saw more broken foot patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Lai saw rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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11 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Lai saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Lai’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Lai’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Lai’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Lai’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Lai’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lai’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Lai’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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repeat knee replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Lai’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lai’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Lai’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lai’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Lai sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Mount St Marys Hospital and Health Center
5300 Military Rd
Lewiston, NY 14092
327 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Manitoba College of Medicine
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Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Paramount
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield