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.
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.
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.
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.
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.