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Never Give Up! Avoiding Amputation, One Patient at a Time

If you are someone who has struggled with foot issues for a long time due to peripheral artery disease (PAD) or diabetes, you may have become discouraged by the setbacks and struggles that can accompany these conditions.

But take heart! Lam Vascular and Associates might just be the answer you’ve been hoping for. Our very own Dr. Russell Lam specializes in amputation prevention and has years of experience in limb salvage and PAD treatment.

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Does Insurance Cover Vein Treatment?

If you have embarrassing, unsightly veins on your legs, you’ve probably Googled ways to get rid of them on your own. From mud packs, compression stockings and massage to exercise, elevation and anti-inflammatory foods, there are a lot of ideas out there.

The problem with home remedies (besides the fact that some of them are plain weird) is there is no medical diagnosis involved. And sometimes, varicose veins can be more than just a cosmetic concern.

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Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery, just like many other medical surgical specialties, has come a long way over the years. Many procedures that used to require invasive surgery and a lengthy recovery are now performed minimally invasively with little or no downtime and no hospital stay.

Lam Vascular & Associates specializes in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. As peripheral artery diseases become increasingly common, vascular surgeons such as Dr. Russell Lam and Dr. Cassidy Duran are seeking new, less invasive and more effective ways to treat patients with PAD.

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Do Varicose Veins Run in the Family?

You have your dad’s nose, your grandmother’s quick wit…and your mom’s varicose veins. Or do you? Can you really blame your mom for the purplish, enlarged veins in your legs and feet? Let’s look at vein disorders, what causes them and whether or not there is a heredity factor.   

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged blue, red or flesh-colored veins that look like raised, twisted, rope-like cords on the legs. They are much more than a cosmetic issue for some 30 million men and women.

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Amputation Prevention: Saving Legs, Saving Lives

Did you know that more than half of the amputations in the U.S. are due to vascular disease?*

At Lam Vascular & Associates, we believe amputation shouldn’t be the only option if you’re living with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

If you have been told by a doctor that amputation is your only option…

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P.A.D. & Chocolate: The Scientific Reason to LOVE Chocolate (even more)

You may already know that dark chocolate (sorry, not milk chocolate or white chocolate) has many proven health benefits. Several scientific studies show that dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate also contains powerful antioxidants, which are known to obliterate those nasty free radicals that are implicated in heart disease. Read More

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Facing Amputation? Keep Calm and Call Dr. Lam

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Did you know there was such a thing? Well, there is, and with good reason! Although it might not seem like a major issue to most Americans, if you or someone you love is one of the 2.1 million Americans living with limb loss or the 500+ per DAY who are facing an amputation, it becomes a very pressing concern. Read More