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Keeping up with the Grandkids: Cliff’s Vascular Surgery Story

Forney native, Cliff had a hard time “living.” As a fire inspector for the last 45 years, it was difficult for Cliff to climb stairs or walk for long periods of time.

After suffering for years, Cliff finally gave in and went to his local family doctor to have his left foot checked out. His doctor confirmed that he barely had any blood flow and recommended that he see Dr. Cassidy Duran of Lam Vascular and Associates.

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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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Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat: Howard’s Story

What does it mean to pull a rabbit out of a hat? Assuming we’re not talking about actual magic. MacMillan Dictionary describes it this way; “to do something unexpected but ingeniously effective in response to a problem”.

Yep. That’s what he did.

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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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“Dr. Lam Saved My Life:” Cindy’s Story

Dr. Lam doesn’t just save legs; he saves lives. Cindy Blakely, lifetime Mesquite, Texas resident, can attest to this. Here’s her story.

In October of 2016, Cindy started to experience significant pain in her left hip. With no real ideas about what was causing the debilitating pain that was robbing Cindy of her ability to walk, her primary care physician recommended in-house rehabilitation.

During this time, Cindy accidentally rolled over her own foot with her wheelchair. Painful, yes; but ultimately, the mishap might have saved her life.

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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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