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Dr. Andrew Lam, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 43

  
Dr. Lam

New England Retina Consultants

3640 Main St, Ste 201 Springfield, MA 01107
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Dr. Andrew Lam, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology.


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I was very satisfied with Dr Lam after being referred to him under trying conditions. I experienced a sudden detached retina and he was very thorough in discussing the procedure and expectations. I would definitely recommend the Doctor and his staff.
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I cannot say enough about Dr. Lam; he's amazing. In my late 40's I am very young to be experiencing such serious eye issues as 2 partially detached retinas in 8 months! Without my full sight I cannot continue my livelihood as a practicing attorney. Dr. Lam was there for me; I felt so comfortable with him. He is confident, knowledgeable, got right to the problem and had the immediate solution I needed. AND, that evening he scheduled my emergency surgery! He could have gone home, but instead after being in surgery all morning and then seeing patients all afternoon he made a special trip back to the hospital. Having to be awake for the surgery was difficult, but Dr. Lam talked me through every step, praising my efforts and letting me know how things went. I am truly forever grateful to Dr. Lam, will sing his praises to anyone who will listen, and HIGHLY recommend him to every patient with a retinal issue. Thank You Dr. Lam for allowing me the gift of continued sight.
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I was referred to Dr. Lam by the Berkshire Eye Center when I presented after hours with a Retinal Detachment. I was immediately seen in his office on a Sunday night and scheduled for surgery the following day at Bay State Medical Center. The surgery was performed without incident and my recovery and outcome was textbook excellent. Dr. Lam was superb in all aspects of this event, and I highly recommend his skills along with his staff for their attention to detail.
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I am a 75 year old male who was at work when my eye suddenly went black. I was referred to Dr Lam. I am so impressed with the level of my care. He took the time to explain everything to me and my wife. I was scheduled for surgery very quickly. The surgery went off without a hitch. A bubble was inserted into my eye. Over the course of several weeks my sight begin to improve dramatically. I did not have any complications and returned to my job within a week.
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Dr. Andrew Lam treated me for a detached retina several years ago. I credit him with saving my sight. Since that time, he has monitored my retinas and corrected other weak spots. Dr. Lam is a highly skilled doctor who treated me with kindness and compassion. I highly recommend Dr. Lam and New England Retina.
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I went to see Dr Lam I had a Detached Retina and I lost 80% (basically blind) of vision. Dr Lam performed surgery on my eye and the surgery was a breeze.. Three months after surgery I can see! If you want a PRO you must see Dr Lam
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Dr. Lam repaired my emergency retina tear, coming into the office on a Saturday evening! His calming demeanor and professional manner was a big factor in relieving my anxiety and nerves. He was very good about explaining everything that was happening and what I was going to experience during the treatment. There were no issues afterward and I am deeply grateful to Dr. Lam for saving my eyesight!
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I had a retinal detachment on a Sunday afternoon. My ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Lam. He performed my emergency surgery on Monday. His immediate response saved my vision. The procedure went smoothly without complications. Dr. Lam is a highly skilled surgeon with excellent communication skills. I am thankful that he restored my sight and I am very grateful that we have his expertise available to us in Western, MA.
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I had a retina tear and was referred to Dr.Andrew Lam by my ophthalmologist. Dr. Lam was able to see me that day, and did a Laser Treatment on my retina. Unfortunately, I continued to have more issues that diminished my sight, and I ended up having "vitreo retina surgery." Dr. Lam explained the surgery and the risks, and helped me make the decision to do surgery on my eye. I can now see clear, and have had no complications. I had a positive experience and would refer family and friends.
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very professional would recommend to family members ,very pleased with my results and my experience with the staff .
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Biography

Dr. Andrew Lam, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Wills Eye Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
University of Hawaii
Internship Hospital
2002
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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(413) 732-2333

Dr. Lam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam treats Retina Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lam treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Vitreoretinal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lam performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam performs Eye Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Lam performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Lam's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)