Lymphedema Treatments

We understand that lymphedema is a painful condition, and if regular therapy has not helped, we want to help relieve your symptoms expeditiously. At Orlando Health Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute, we offer the following advanced treatments for lymphedema:

  • Lymphedema rehabilitation
  • Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT)
  • Lymphovenous bypass
  • Suction Assisted Protein Lipectomy (SAPL)

Until recently, decongestive therapy, which involves intensive massaging and compression, was the only available treatment option for lymphedema patients. While these therapies provide some degree of symptom relief, advanced treatments that are more effective are now available.

Lymphedema Rehabilitation

Our multidisciplinary team of inpatient and outpatient occupational therapists and physical therapists work closely with your surgeon to help you heal before and after surgery. 

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Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer (VLNT)

Vascularized lymph node transfer offers hope when your lymphedema symptoms have not improved with regular therapy. 

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Lymphovenous Bypass (LVBP)

We also offer lymphovenous bypass in conjunction with VLNT.

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Suction Assisted Protein Lipectomy (SAPL)

For some patients with advanced disease and a higher “solid” component to his/her lymphedema, this procedure which involves liposuction can help reduce the extremity volume and ultimately help reduce infections

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