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.
The Amputee Coalition has designated the month of April as Limb Loss Awareness Month in order to raise awareness about limb loss and, more importantly, limb loss prevention. Lam Vascular and Associates – a full-service vascular surgery focused on limb salvage – helps individuals suffering from everything from diabetic neuropathy to peripheral artery disease (PAD) to avoid amputation.
The majority of amputations that take place in America each year are due to vascular disease (54%) followed by amputations caused by trauma (45%) and then those due to cancer (2%). The overwhelming majority of amputations are lower limb amputations (65%) as opposed to upper limb (35%).
Dr. Lam sees many individuals who have been told an amputation is their only option. The truth is, that’s rarely the case. Dr. Lam specializes in second opinion evaluations and has saved thousands of limbs for thousands of patients who thought an amputation was an inevitability before visiting Lam Vascular and Associates.
Second Opinion = Second Chance
A second opinion from a renowned specialist can provide peace of mind knowing that you are choosing the ideal treatment option for your specific needs.
This is why Lam Vascular and Associates created the Lam Vascular Second Opinion Program. This unique program is designed to help you fully understand your options, and with guidance from Dr. Lam and the team of specialists, choose the right treatment plan or procedure for you.
Many vascular centers specialize in a specific subset of procedures. At Lam Vascular, the goal is to provide you a range of treatment options and partner with you to help you decide which treatment or therapy is ideal for your specific situation.
Having performed thousands of peripheral interventions, Dr. Lam is credited with preventing over 10,000 leg amputations. Many of these interventions have been the result of patients who sought a second opinion after being told their conditions are inoperable or not treatable with medical therapies.
Dr. Lam invites you to schedule an appointment for an in-office second opinion evaluation.
The information contained in this article is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Patient results will vary based on risk factors, age, disease and medical history and are not guaranteed in any way.