Dr. David Yam, MD

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Dr. Yam
Accepting new patients

Legacy Medical Group Maternal Fetal Medicine

333 Se 7th Ave Ste 4350 Hillsboro, OR 97123

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(503) 844-8220

Dr. David Yam, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hillsboro, OR. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI St. Anthony Hospital and Good Shepherd Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yam to book an appointment.

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Dr. Yam is affiliated with Providence St. Mary Medical Center Walla Walla, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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. Yam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yam treats Spine Deformities more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yam treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yam treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Yam treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yam treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Yam treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Yam's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Glioma
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture

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Dr. Yam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
LifeWise
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO

Dr. Yam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yam

4.2

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
(26)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
1 Star
17.647058823529413%
(6)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (30)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (28)
  • Explained conditions well (28)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
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Wow. Amazing surgeon. Fixed my mom. She had a 10 hour 3 part anterior/ posterior cervical surgery, I don't think she could of got anyone better than Yam. He's a great guy with good bedside manner he took good care of her. Thank you Dr.Yam
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laranda d beavers – May 20, 2021
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I had a pinched sciatic nerve the pain went from my back down my right leg, I yr with another Dr in Richland, I was doing PT, Lumbar steroid shot, minor surgery and nothing helped, got a referral to Dr Yam and had my new MRI's sent to him and he called me and said nothing but surgery is going to fix this. Surgery was overnight stay in Walla Walla (when he practiced there) rods, screws and a fusion in L4 and L5, I have tow 3 in scars in my lower back and Two 1 in on my upper back. No pain or problems since the surgery 10 yrs ago...Excellant Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia A Moss – Apr 08, 2021
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Dr. Yam did L-3,4,5 & S1 almost three years ago. Pre-op my mobility was severely restricted and pain was intense. Six months later, I replaced our 1200 sq. ft deck mostly by myself and was back riding my horse. The recovery was no 'walk in the park' but now I rarely pay much attention to my back. Yes...there are some things I simply don't do anymore, but so what!?
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What could be improved
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Mike - Elgin, OR – Sep 24, 2019
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Dr Yam performed the fusing of my cervical spine for my last 2 surgeries. He has made my life a bit better with not as much pain. He's a very kind man. Listens to me. Explains what is happening and how he is going to fix it.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Mar 11, 2019
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I had neck surgery performed by Dr. Yam two yrs ago. The experience was very positive. However, today I had an appt to be seen for a ruptured disc and was turned away because I hadn’t filled out paperwork. I received a link to ‘my chart’ in an email, but there were no instructions about printing out forms. I have never been treated so rudely by a receptionist. There was no concern for my situation, no understanding, no offer of help. I am in agony and can’t be seen for three more weeks.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
8 people found this helpful
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Claud Smith in Pendleton , OR – Jun 07, 2018
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Dr. Yam is a professional, an outstanding surgeon, and by my personal interaction, a generally compassionate individual. He performed an L5-S1 TLIF on me in October. While my recovery has been slower and more problematic than most, I would guess, there is little doubt that he correctly recommended and skillfully performed the procedure. The post operative monitoring has been fragmented by multiple cancellations and difficulty accessing this busy surgeon, which accounts for the downgrading.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
5 people found this helpful
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Tom Holt in Hermiston – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr Yam is far the best doctor I have come across. He listens like if he had all day to spend on me, he reassured me on what tyoe of surgery I needed . He is just great Bedside manners are phenomenal. Thank you Dr Yam and PA that works with him you guys rock. Im 7 days post Discectomy/Laminectomy and doing great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Ramona in Walla walla, WA – Apr 17, 2018
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I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Yam. I had a bulging disc in my neck and I was able to meet with him and discuss my options. He answered every question I had and I felt completely confident in his ability to do the best job. The office staff was also very nice. Opting for a single level disc replacement, surgery went well and I had a GREAT group of nurses and didn’t feel rushed to check out of the hospital. My comfort was their top priority. HIGHLY recommend Dr. Yam and Providence.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Kennewick, WA – Nov 21, 2017
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I had lost height, developed a poor posture, and suffered from increasing back pain. Dr. Yam replaced my lower 5 discs with synthetic discs and pinned and screwed it all together to repair the problem. He did a great job and though it takes awhile to get through the pain and rehab, I am so much better off now. I liked the atmosphere and care that I received at St. Mary's Hospital at Walla Walla and would highly recommend this for those who suffer from severe back pain...... Duane Garner
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Duane Garnef in Kennewick, WA – Oct 23, 2017
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Office is chaotic and unorganized, appointment wait times are unreasonable , scheduling 6 months out. Appointment was reschedules 3 times after a 2 month wait to get in. I would encourage anyone to do some research and choose another provider, even if you have to travel. We were able to get an appointment in Bend OR with an equally qualified neurosurgeon within 2 weeks? If you're in that much pain it's worth it. Will never recommend . He may think he has a corner on the market but he's wrong.
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Jana Divine in Pendleton, OR – Aug 04, 2017
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I have had 2 back surgeries, both performed by Dr. Yam. I don't think I could ever trust another doctor with care for my back. He is kind and compassionate. He listened to my concerns and explained the different options for care in a way that was easily understood. He even went as far as to contact my family in another part of the state to explain my procedure to them and calm their fears. He is amazing and his team is phenomenal as well. Thank you Dr. Yam for taking such great care of me.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Angel Lacoss in Walla Walla, Wa – May 07, 2017
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Good listener, cares about the results of your surgery, and answers questions in a manner easy for patients to understand.
What went well
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No results
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walla walla, wa – Apr 02, 2017
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Lucky to have such a talented Dr. so close to my home
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Steve McGee in Pendleton, OR – Feb 13, 2016
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Great Dr.!!!!! Answered all my questions,and has a great bed side manner!!!! He is very busy so getting an appt took some time but we'll worth it!
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Mike in Joseph Oregon – Feb 10, 2016
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Great surgical results. No arrogance. You feel like he has all the time in the world to listen. Very positive. Staff is kind.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Karen in Walla Walla, WA – Jan 29, 2016
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I've had 2 back fusions and they both have been successful. I have issues which make my case more complicated( osteoporosis, degenerative spine and osteo arthritis) but Dr Yam has met the challenge with a level of professionalism and competency. He takes time to listen and has great bedside manner. You've got to trust your neurosurgeon when you put your life on the line, and I trust him with my life. I have and will continue to recommend him to others.
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Elizabeth G in Kennewick, WA – Jan 20, 2016
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I think Dr. Yam isn't a Doctor that wants to take time out of his day to review a MRI. As I was told I didn't need surgery on my back. To where the Laser spine Institute in Tampa Bay Fla determed from my first MRI I did with the results of a torn disc a herinedted disc and bone spurs. Poor Doctor that doesn't take time
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Tom Enter in La Grande, OR – Jan 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Surgery is tough and recovery is even tougher.  I have spent my life trying to make surgery safer and easier.  I offer the most modern and truly...Read more

Biography

I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN.  I am the son of a physical therapist that inspired me to care for people.  I am also the son of an engineer...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. David Yam, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. David Yam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yam frequently treats Spine Deformities, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yam treats.

Where is Dr. David Yam, MD's office located?

Dr. Yam's office is located at 333 Se 7th Ave Ste 4350, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Legacy Medical Group Maternal Fetal Medicine333 Se 7th Ave Ste 4350 Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Yam is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

CHI St. Anthony Hospital

Pendleton, OR

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

Good Shepherd Medical Center

Hermiston, OR

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

Providence St. Mary Medical Center

Walla Walla, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)