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Dr. Lam Saves Legs and Lives

Jan Happy that Dr. Lam Saved Her LegsPeripheral artery disease (PAD) does not have to ruin your life. Just ask Jan, who came dangerously close to having at least one and possibly both of her legs amputated in late 2017. Three different doctors told her the same story: There was nothing they could do to help Jan with her severe leg pain, other than amputation! “I just felt that if they cut off my legs, I would die,” said Jan. She finally met Dr. Lam at Lam Vascular & Associates in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Lam diagnosed and treated Jan’s peripheral artery disease, placing stents first in the right leg, and soon after, the left, in order to open up the arteries and restore blood flow.

Within a week of each procedure, Jan’s legs were much improved, the severe pain having subsided. She was able to return to regular activities such as shopping with friends and walking their new beautiful property with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Dr. Lam and his staff are so great and lovely,” said Jan. “They took such good care of me.”

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Peripheral Artery Disease: The Condition With Many Names

A serious condition such as Peripheral Artery Disease called by any other name will still essentially be the same in terms of symptoms and treatments. In the case of Peripheral Artery Disease and Peripheral Vascular Disease, or PAD vs. PVD, here is the fine line: PAD hinders blood flow through the arteries whereas PVD alters blood flow through both the arteries and veins. Not to confuse things, Peripheral Venous Disease (another PVD) is where blood flows poorly through the veins. Read More

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Leg Pain? When To Call Your Doctor

Those legs were made for walking. How about this fact: The average person uses their legs to walk 115,000 miles in a lifetime—that’s more than four trips around the globe! Our legs are amazingly important and there’s no time for pain.

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A Guide To Deep Vein Thrombosis

Veins are blood vessels, much like thin tubes, that systematically carry blood toward the heart and lungs. And it’s not vain to be concerned about the veins that run through our physiological system.

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Suffering No More

A Second Opinion from Dr. Lam Gave Jan More Than Hope; It Gave Her a New Lease on Life

Jan still gets emotional when she thinks of how truly close she came to having at least one and possibly both of her legs amputated in late 2017. The Denison, Texas resident had exhausted herself trying to find a doctor who could help her with her significant leg pain.

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PAD and Diabetes – The Connection Not to Ignore

Diabetes is a debilitating affliction that not only affects quality of life, but also can be life-threatening. Diabetes is a group of diseases that is characterized by too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose): Type I occurs in childhood. Type II can creep up over time due to insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes can emerge during a pregnancy.

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Back in Her Beautiful Shoes

Sandra was in Nice, France, gazing and walking around the historic architecture, she started experiencing horrible cramping in her left leg. Cramping so painful she had to sit down often and no longer felt comfortable exploring the city alone.

When she returned home, she immediately made an appointment with her family doctor. At the time, she was living in Alabama, so her doctor recommended a vascular surgeon in her town.

Her local vascular doctor diagnosed her with Peripheral Artery Disease, but did not provide any treatment.

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99 and Going Strong: Frank’s Story

When Frank, a retired newspaperman, had to start restricting his driving and was told he needed to stay off his beloved John Deere tractor, he knew it was time to do something about his PAD (peripheral artery disease). The condition made his legs feel heavy and caused him significant pain, especially at night.

Sure, he’ll be 100 years old in January, but that’s no reason to accept leg pain and stop mowing his own lawn (an acre)! Frank and his wife Jeanie went to see Dr. Russell Lam for help.

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Mack’s Angels

Mack, a resident of Sulphur Springs, was working as an automotive technician and as an assistant minister when he had to undergo quadruple bypass heart surgery in 2010.

After his surgery, Mack started experiencing significant pain in his legs. Every time he worked out or climbed the stairs, he felt a jabbing sensation shoot through his legs.

During a follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he noticed significant blockage in both legs. Mack’s cardiologist attempted three times to remove the plaque but was unsuccessful.

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