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Surgery / Urologic Surgery

H. Henry Lai, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery

Specialty Areas
Urologic Surgery
Female Urology

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 122
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-361-2203
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Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, C, 11
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Campus Box 8242
660 South Euclid
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Dr. Lai’s areas of expertise include: urodynamics, male and female urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, vaginal vault prolapse), overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, prosthetic surgery, neuromodulation, male and female voiding dysfunction, bladder substitution and urinary diversion, urethral diverticulum, urinary fistula, and interstitial cystitis.

Board Certification

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1999
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX,, 2005
Fellowship: Neurourology, Urodynamics and Female Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2007
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Awards and Honors
2005: American Urologic Association Foundation Research Scholar

2004: International Jack Lapides Essay Contest on Neurourology and Urodynamics, Second Prize

2003 & 2005: Cullen Research Award for Outstanding Research in Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Selected or Recent Publications
Lai HH, North CS, Andriole GL, Cupps L, Song D, Ness TJ, Hong BA. Urologic Symptoms of a subset of urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) patients with a poly-symptomatic, poly-syndromic pattern of presentation. J Urol. 2013 Dec 19.

Lai HH, Gardner V, Ness TJ, Gereau RW 4th. Segmental Hyperalgesia to Mechanical Stimulus in Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome - Evidence of Central Sensitization. J Urol. 2013 Dec 5.

Sutcliffe S, Colditz GA, Pakpahan R, Bradley CS, Goodman MS, Andriole GL, Lai HH. Changes in symptoms during urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptom flares: Findings from one site of the MAPP Research Network. Neurourol Urodyn. 2013 Nov 23.

Lai HH, Grewal S. Bacterial colonization rate of InterStim and infection outcome with staged testing.  Urology. 2013 Dec.

Stemler KM, Crock LW, Lai HH, Mills JC, Gereau RW 4th, Mysorekar IU. Protamine sulfate induced bladder injury protects from distention induced bladder pain. J Urol. 2013 Jan.

Lai HH, Boone TB. The surgical learning curve of artificial urinary sphincter implantation: implications for prosthetic training and referral. J Urol. 2013 Apr.

Lai HH, North CS, Andriole GL, Sayuk GS, Hong BA.Polysymptomatic, Polysyndromic Presentation of Patients With Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.J Urol. 2012 Apr 12.

Crock LW, Stemler KM, Song DG, Abbosh P, Vogt SK, Qiu CS, Lai HH, Mysorekar IU, Gereau RW 4th.Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) regulates bladder nociception. Mol Pain. 2012 Mar 26.

Lai HH, Boone TB.Complex artificial urinary sphincter revision and reimplantation cases--how do they fare compared to virgin cases? J Urol. 2012 Mar.

Lai HH. Incontinence: what is the learning curve for artificial urinary sphincter surgery? Nat Rev Urol. 2011 Aug 2.

Lai HH, Qiu CS, Crock LW, Morales ME, Ness TJ, Gereau RW 4th.Activation of spinal extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) 1/2 is associated with the development of visceral hyperalgesia of the bladder. Pain. 2011 Sep.

Lai HH, Munoz A, Smith CP, Boone TB, Somogyi GT.Plasticity of non-adrenergic non-cholinergic bladder contractions in rats after chronic spinal cord injury.Brain Res Bull. 2011 Aug 10;86(1-2):91-6. Epub 2011 Jun 13.

Lai HH, Boone TB. Implantation of artificial urinary sphincter in patients with post-prostatectomy incontinence, and preoperative overactive bladder and mixed symptoms.J Urol. 2011 Jun

Lai HH, Hsu EI, Boone TB.Urodynamic testing in evaluation of postradical prostatectomy incontinence before artificial urinary sphincter implantation. Urology. 2009 Jun;73(6):1264-9. Epub 2009 Apr 15.

Lai HH, Smith CP, Munoz A, Boone TB, Szigeti GP, Somogyi GT.Activation of cholinergic receptors blocks non-adrenergic non-cholinergic contractions in the rat urinary bladder.
Brain Res Bull. 2008 Dec 16.

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