Dr. David Lam, MD

Dr. David Lam, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Lam, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pasadena, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lam performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Lam's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

21  Conditions Treated

39  Procedures

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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.


  • 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

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Dr. Lam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lam to family and friends
12 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. Lam's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Excellent doctor responsible and nice staff in his office. Thanks for everything .
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I was able to get an appointment very quickly and surgery was scheduled within days. Dr. Lam and everyone in his office was professional and very pleasant. They were always concerned with my comfort.
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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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We are sorry to hear this and truly value your feedback. Patient experience is important to us at General Surgeons of Pasadena, so we will make every effort to address any concerns you may have. Your comments have been shared with Mendy Williams the Practice Manager, If you would like to speak with someone about this experience, please call 713-944-2240. Thank you, Mendy

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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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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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