Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer (VLNT)

Vascularized lymph node transfer offers hope when your lymphedema symptoms have not improved with regular therapy. This reconstructive procedure offers complete or near-complete elimination of lymphedema. 

Using a microscope and miniature instruments to perform the procedure, it involves the harvesting and transferring of healthy lymph nodes and vessels from a viable donor site on your body to the affected limb. We are leaders in the Southeast region for our volume of lymphedema surgeries. 

The revolutionary vascularized lymph node transfer has shown promising long-term results for many of our patient. Following the procedure, patients typically show a significant reduction and even eliminate lymphedema symptoms, including: 

  • A feeling of lightness in the affected limb
  • Improved range of motion
  • Reduced pain, swelling and tightness in the arm

Many patients begin to see symptom improvement within one to two months following the surgery.

Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons are among a handful of surgeons in the country and the first in Florida to perform a revolutionary microsurgery known as a vascularized lymph node transfer. Schedule an appointment today with our team and lear more about vascularized lymph node transfer.

Other Lymphedema Treatments

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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Lymphovenous Bypass (LVBP)

We also offer lymphovenous bypass in conjunction with VLNT.

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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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