Dr. David Yam, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male
  
Dr. Yam
Accepting new patients

Tuality Community Hospital

333 Se 7th Ave Ste 4350 Hillsboro, OR 97123

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Dr. David Yam, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hillsboro, OR. Dr. Yam has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. 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 accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Open Access
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First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
LifeWise
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
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Personal Option EPO
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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 their peers

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yam treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of their peers

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

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Dr. Yam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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 Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Fracture

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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgery.  I utilize advanced planning, intraopera...Read more

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Locations

Tuality Community Hospital

Tuality Neurosurgery Clinic333 Se 7th Ave Ste 4350 Hillsboro, OR 97123
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CHI St. Anthony Hospital

Pendleton, OR

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Good Shepherd Medical Center

Hermiston, OR

Providence St. Mary Medical Center

Walla Walla, WA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)