Our vascular surgeons’ goal with every patient at Lam Vascular & Associates is to alleviate pain. We want you to be able to play with your grandchildren. We want you to travel the world and enjoy walking in a new city. We want you to simply do the little things you’ve always dreamed of when you retire.
Age should not define you, and obstacles with your vascular health should not limit you. Our vascular surgeons see patients from all over the world in a friendly, non-threatening environment with a high priority on compassionate and complete care.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
PAD is also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease, is a very common medical condition in which a build-up of plaque due to atherosclerosis makes it difficult for blood to circulate through the arteries. PAD primarily affects the legs, but can also damage arteries in the kidneys, abdomen, feet, ankles, pelvis, hips, buttocks and arms.
An aneurysm is a weak, bulging area in an artery. If it occurs in the abdominal aorta, the large artery that travels from the heart to the chest and abdomen, it can be a serious health hazard. Blood clots can also form as a result of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The clots can block the blood from reaching the muscles, tissues and organs, causing pain and numbness, as well as the potential for permanent tissue damage and limb amputation.
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid artery disease occurs when there is a build-up of plaque (a process called atherosclerosis) in the carotid arteries. Located on either side of the neck, the carotid arteries supply blood and oxygen to the brain. Carotid artery disease is a major risk factor for both strokes and mini-strokes, also known as transient ischemic attacks (TIA).
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. Over time, varicose veins can lead to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a more serious condition, in which it becomes increasingly harder for the leg veins to pump blood back to the heart.