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Edward Lam, MD

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4.8 out of 5
77  Ratings , 18  Comments
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About

Dr. Lam is an interventional spine care specialist who is passionate about improving his patients’ quality of life by using evidence-based medicine approach to painful spine conditions. Dr. Lam specializes in image-guided, minimally invasive procedures, offering his Valley Health patients a variety of techniques to treat back pain, neck pain, spinal fractures, and other painful spinal conditions such as arm and leg pain from spinal stenosis or disc herniation, as well as spine pain mimickers such as hip pain. Dr. Lam is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and then stayed at the University of Rochester to complete his residency training, serving as chief resident in his final year. He subsequently completed a nationally recognized fellowship at Virginia I-Spine Physicians, in Richmond.

As a first generation college graduate in his family, Dr. Lam saw first-hand how back/neck pain and sciatica resulting from job-related manual labor affected the lives of those around him. Those experiences, as well as early exposure to the interventional spine specialty in medical school, led him to this exciting field of medicine. His procedures not only treat pain, but also can improve the everyday lives of his patients, a goal Dr. Lam is especially passionate about.

Common conditions treated include:

  • Radicular pain/radiculopathy
  • Painful discs and facet joints in the neck and back
  • Sacroiliac (SI joint) & hip joint pain

Commonly performed procedures include:

  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbosacral: Transforaminal epidural steroid injections/ Diagnostic selective nerve root blocks, for treatment and surgical planning.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials.
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbosacral: Medial Branch Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbosacral: Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablations
  • Sacroiliac Joint Neurotomy - Lateral sensory branch Radiofrequency Ablation Neurotomy
  • Provocation Lumbar Discography, for identifying painful disc for intra-discal injections and surgical planning.
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Intra-discal Therapeutic Injections
  • Interspinous Ligament Injections, for Baastrop Syndrome
  • Saccrococcygeal Disc Injections
  • Ganglion Impar Injections
  • Sacroiliac Intra-articular Joint Injections
  • Hip Intra-articular Joint Injections, for treatment and surgical planning.
  • Bursae Injections

Visit this page to learn more about Valley Health Interventional Spine.

Professional Memberships

  • SIS - Spine Intervention Society
  • NASS - National Association of Spine Specialists
Education
  • Fellowship
  • Interventional Spine Fellowship Virginia iSpine Physicians
    Richmond, VA
  • Residency
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program University of Rochester Medical Center
    Rochester, NY
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Rochester, NY
  • College
  • B.A., Economics with a minor in Psychology Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore, PA

Reviews

  • 06/17/2023
    Rating: 5

    Excellent bedside manner

  • 06/15/2023
    Rating: 5

    I was very impressed with the office and all of the staff. Dr Lam made me feel heard and was very kind.

  • 06/15/2023
    Rating: 5

    Very concerned about how I was feeling

  • 06/02/2023
    Rating: 5

    When I first went there I was diagnosed with lumbar stenosis and Dr Lam treated me with every angle available gave me every option to deal with my pain today I'm walking again it's unbelievable thank you Dr Lam.