Dr. Garrett Lam explains how fetal conditions are diagnosed. Dr. Lam is an experienced OB/GYN at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Hi, my name is Dr. Garrett Lam. I practice at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. I am a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and so we take care of high-risk pregnancies. My fields especially are fetal therapy and preeclampsia.
Well fetal conditions are usually found initially through ultrasound, and part of most every woman’s care is actually an ultrasound that’s usually done at about 18 to 20 weeks. Usually it’s done at the office of an obstetrician, sometimes it’s done at the office of a radiologist, and sometimes it’s done at a specialist’s office like ourselves.
We primarily see women who are older or have a history of babies with, for example, issues such as previous fetal defects, or mothers that have medical problems that may lead to fetal defects. And so, people are referred to us specifically for a special high-level ultrasound called a level-2 ultrasound and at that time we look at the fetal anatomy and try to look for any structural issues.
About Dr. Garrett K. Lam, M.D.:
Dr. Garrett K. Lam is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Rochester, completed his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, then went to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Condition: Pregnancy, High-Risk Pregnancy, Preeclampsia
Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, HELLP Syndrome, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Banner Good Sam
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, AZ, 85006, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Maricopa County, Phoenix Metropolitan Area
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Expertise: High-Risk Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Perinatal Care, Birthing Services, Fetal Assessment, Fetal Therapy, Fetal Intervention, Premature Babies