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Oswego Health welcomes Breast Surgeon Lisa Lai, MD

Hospital news | Monday, March 5, 2018

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Oswego Health welcomes breast surgeon Lisa Lai, MD, who will provide community members with a range of services to its General Surgery Associates practice.

Dr. Lai will provide care to patients needing breast care in suite 1700 of the Fulton Medical Office Building and surgical care in Oswego Hospital’s advanced surgery center.

She will provide a complete range of care from screenings, to evaluation of breast masses or other concerns, management of abnormal breast imaging and surgery for benign or malignant disease including lumpectomies and mastectomies. Dr. Lai is affiliated with the Cancer Center at Upstate Medical Center and serves as the medical director for the breast cancer program.

She brings a continuum of services through the partnerships between Upstate and Oswego Health. This collaboration provides radiation oncology and medical oncology services locally for the convenience of cancer patients. This partnership will further benefit local breast cancer patients who require specialized care or choose to have plastic surgery following a breast procedure.

Dr. Lai said she found breast care an ideal fit when she was exploring specialty options during her medical training. “To me, it’s the perfect balance,” she said. “I like treating cancer and I like treating women.” She adds that while more than 95 percent of her patients are women, she does treat men. “I develop very special bonds with my patients, which begins at their initial visit and continues while they undergo breast cancer treatments,” Dr. Lai said. “As a part of their journey through treatment, I develop close, long-term relationships with my patients, which I greatly value.”

A Buffalo native, Dr. Lai received her medical degree and undergraduate degrees from SUNY Buffalo, graduating from both programs Summa Cum Laude. She completed her surgery residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a Fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.

In her spare time, Dr. Lai enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.

To make an appointment with Dr. Lai, please call General Surgery Associates at 315-342-6771.