Dr. Tuan Lam, MD

Dr. Tuan Lam, MD

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Dr. Tuan Lam, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.Read his story

18035 Brookhurst St Ste 1300

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Lam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pericardial Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam treats Pericardial Disease more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Lam treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Aneurysm
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam treats Aneurysm more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Lam treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Lam treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm

Dr. Lam's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Lam's story is one of great courage, perseverance, and human spirit. Accompanied by an aging grandmother, he and his three siblings escaped Vietnam in 1981. They arrived in the U.S. knowing no English, and yet seven years later, young Tuan gradu...

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2008
Usc/Norris Cancer Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Ucsf Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Stanford University Medical Center
1999
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Residency Hospital
1998
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Internship Hospital
1997
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Yale University
Undergraduate School
2008
2005
2002
1999
1998
1997
1992

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lam

4.6

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1 Star
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Dr. Lam treated me like I was the most important thing on his calendar. He was caring, considerate and complete in his interactions with me and my wife. He was also honest (but not at all rude or abrupt) about what I was dealing with and the potential of outcomes. I could not imagine any better...Read More
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Dr.Lam is great! We felt extremely comfortable with him for my father's valve replacement surgery. He is very caring and explained the procedure in detail. Highly recommended.
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Dr Lam is the best. He performed an open heart surgery on me and I'm very grateful. The feeling of being scared before the procedures, not knowing any surgeon that time & what will happen turned into a very beautiful and satisfying experience. You can feel the passion of work and compassion towards...Read More
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Dr. Lam is an exceptional surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable and is very personable. He truly has a heart to serve those who have heart conditions. You're in great hands with Dr. Lam.
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