Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials allow us to offer the newest and most advanced surgical techniques. All of our trials have rigorous oversight from the LSU Institutional Review Board.

 
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preventing amputation through tissue Engineering

In 2015, LSU Plastic Surgery developed and published a breakthrough method for treating critical injuries to the extremities. Following our discovery, we won a grant to conduct a gold standard clinical trial to prove our method. If you or a loved one is faced with amputation, we may be able to help.  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lau at (504) 412-1240.

Hidradenitis of the armpits.

Hidradenitis of the armpits.

The Pathogenesis of Hidradenitis

LSU Plastic Surgery is a leading referral center for patients suffering from hidradenitis. Hidradenitis is a chronic, debilitating skin infection that affects thousands of Louisianians. The cause is unknown. In this project, we aim to discover the bacteria responsible for causing this infection. If you or a loved one suffers from hidradenitis, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lau at (504) 412-1240.

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Mepitel Ag as a Novel Dressing for Acute Wounds and Skin Graft Securement

LSU Plastic Surgery offers best-in-class care for patients with acute and chronic wounds. Because these wounds are painful, we are trialing a new antimicrobial dressing that requires minimal dressing changes and is minimally painful. If you have a chronic wound and would like more information, contact our faculty practice at (504) 412-1240.

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Improving Breast Reconstruction Outcomes with Ultrasound Analysis

Dr. Oren Tessler, the principle investigator has developed a precise and non-invasive technique to determine the interactions between multiple surgical teams that determine post-operative complications and outcomes in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction. The LSU Plastic Surgery and Surgical oncology teams are working together to determine the optimal state-of-the-art coordination for mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. This is a first of its kind study that will analyze the optimal interactions between the oncology and reconstructive teams ensuring the best results for patient outcomes. Using a non-invasive high-frequency ultrasound probe to obtain precise measurements of mastectomy flap thickness and consistency, our teams expect to be able to determine the factors that correlate with the lowest post-operative complications and the highest patient satisfaction.