Dr. David Lam, MD

Dr. David Lam, MD

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General Surgery  |  
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57 y/o
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Dr. David Lam, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pasadena, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 92% of peers
Obesity
normal
more than 59% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lam "As a general surgeon, I believe in accurately diagnosing and treating my surgical patients as well as promoting lifestyle changes that will be advantageous in the treatment and surgical recovery process. Treating patients and their health problems in a caring manner creating mutual trust where the doctor listens to his patients and presents all possible treatments and provides his best recommendations."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Loma Linda University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Flushing Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tx Tech University Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • St. John Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lam does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lam and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Bayshore Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Lam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lam to family and friends
4.5
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Lam's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

What about those who don't have medical insurance and can't afford to pay up-front. Those of us that need medical attention can't get it because you want them to pay up-front. Not everyone can afford that, and we end up suffering through pain because we can't get the help we need.
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in Deer Park, Texas |
I was referred to Dr. Lam for surgical repair of a umbilical hernia. The condition was not serious or urgent, but I was able to get a office visit promptly, and office staff was very good. Dr. Lam explained what I had, that I could repair or wait, and if I wanted the surgery, he could schedule it...more
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in League City, TX |
Dr Lam was very personable and addressed all my concerns and questions prior to and post surgery. I was therefore comfortable and confident in going into the operating room. He appears to have done good skilled surgery as I am now recovering. I would highly recommend Dr. Lam.
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Houston, TX |
Great Bariatric Surgeon. Very nice and office staff friendly and efficient.
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Pasadena, TX |
He Listens and is willing to help me, as a patient, to become more healthy. He has a great bedside manner polite and professional. I like a doctor who is willing to take over my surgery because my former doctor would not even speak to me. My former Doctor lets his office handle everything. I...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lam accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Community Health Choice
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Texas Children's Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Lam has admitting privileges

Bayshore Medical Center
4000 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77504
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