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Where Second Opinions Lead to Second Chances

Amputation. It’s a scary word. Not one you ever want to hear from a doctor when discussing your medical condition (or that of a loved one).

More than half of the estimated 1.6 million Americans who have experienced an amputation lost their limbs due to vascular conditions including PAD and diabetes. For this reason, Dr. Russell Lam of Lam Vascular & Associates created The Limb Salvage Center.

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What is The Limb Salvage Center?

This unique and state-of-the-art center is designed to help you fully understand your options, and with guidance from Dr. Lam and the Lam Vascular & Associates team of specialists, choose the right treatment plan or procedure for you.

Many vascular centers specialize in a specific subset of procedures. At The Limb Salvage Center at Lam Vascular & Associates, 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.

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What You Can Expect:*

      • Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment modalities
      • The latest technology for endovascular treatments
      • Fully equipped angio-suite located onsite to perform several limb-saving procedures
      • A comfortable, outpatient experience
      • Reduced wait times and no hospital stay
      • To return home sooner, shorter recovery
      • Full access to Texas Health Resources facilities
      • Safety, versatility and leading-edge technology

*As with any medical procedure, there could be side effects, risks and/or complications, so it is important to discuss all of these with your physician. 

PAD and Amputation: Know Your Risk

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce vital blood flow to your limbs. It often presents as severe leg pain, slow-healing wounds and cold lower limbs. Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation.

Fast Facts from The Amputee Coalition:

PAD Risk Factors 

When it comes to risk factors for PAD, diabetes is one of the most common, especially in patients over 50 years old.

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Amputation may NOT be the only way!

Award-winning vascular surgeon Dr. Lam and the surgical team at Lam Vascular & Associates are credited with preventing thousands of 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.*




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*Individual results may vary from case to case, based on risk factors, age and more. Consult your physician to fully discuss your unique case.

At The Limb Salvage Center at Lam Vascular & Associates, we look for options outside of amputation.

“We take a team approach to carefully diagnose the problem and create a customized plan, often including minimally invasive surgery using laser technology, to resolve the issue and prevent amputation.”
Russell Lam, MD

Minimally Invasive PAD Treatment Options:

We are taking PAD care to the next level with our onsite, dedicated state-of-the-art Limb Salvage Center. For patients battling challenging conditions like PAD, one convenient location for all their ongoing care is a real game changer.

PAD procedures that were previously performed in a hospital can now be performed in an outpatient setting, including Angioplasty and Stenting and Laser Atherectomy.

Trust the Doctor Other Doctors Trust

Russell Lam, MD, has performed over 10,000 complex peripheral interventions. He has been recognized on the peer-nominated Super Doctors and Castle Connolly lists since 2015 and named a Best Doctor in Dallas multiples times by D Magazine.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of PAD or have been told amputation is your only option, don’t wait around for it to get worse. And don’t settle for an amputation without getting a second opinion from a trusted expert in amputation prevention. See the award-winning vascular surgeon that doctors and patients trust, Dr. Russell Lam of Lam Vascular & Associates. Schedule an appointment today.

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The information contained in this website is neither intended to dictate what constitutes reasonable, appropriate or best care for any given health issue, nor is it intended to be used as a substitute for the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. Patient results will vary based on risk factors, age, disease and medical history. Please seek physician's advice. Like any procedure, it may come with benefits, risks or side effects associated. Click here for additional information.

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