Benjamin Yam, MD

Vein Specialist located in Ridgewood, NJ & West Patterson, NJ

About Benjamin Yam, MD

A northeast native, Benjamin Yam, MD, DABR, is a dual Board Certified Physician in both Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Yam received his medical degree from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a Vascular & Interventional Radiology fellowship with focus on Phlebology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

An active member of the American College of Phlebology and Society of Interventional Radiology, Dr. Yam has been engaged in research and education and has authored numerous textbook chapters and medical journal articles, including an article on the utility of vein screening. He has given presentations at over 25 national meetings on a variety of topics. 

Dr. Yam’s interest in a career dedicated to the treatment of venous insufficiency began during his radiological training, where he focused on minimally invasive image-guided procedures to treat complex disease states traditionally addressed by invasive surgical methods. He recalls, “Interacting longitudinally with patients and caring for them before, during, and after these procedures was one of the most compelling aspects of the field. This led me to pursue additional training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, during which I further tailored my skill set toward the practice of Phlebology and the endovascular treatment of deep and superficial venous disease.”

Following training, he served as a lead Vein Specialist in underserved areas, practicing in communities with very limited access to treatment of chronic venous disease. It was during this time he realized how rewarding it was to help such individuals improve their quality of life, treating a disease that is both under-diagnosed and under-treated. After these rewarding professional milestones, Dr. Yam is proud to now serve on the team at Northeast Laser Vein Institute.

As a Board Certified Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Yam specializes in minimally invasive endovenous techniques to provide therapies in the office with accelerated recovery times. He uses such techniques to safely and effectively provide targeted therapies in the office without the need for large surgical incisions, resulting in optimal results. In patients with symptomatic varicose veins, these minimally invasive treatments can provide prompt relief of symptoms and aesthetic improvement, positively impacting self-image and daily function.

All Major Insurances Accepted

At Northeast Laser Vein Institute, we accept most insurance plans including Medicare. If you do not see your Insurance provider listed, please contact us for more information.

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