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Lymphedema Surgery

Lymphedema can cause painful swelling in arms and legs after infection, trauma or cancer treatment. Nonsurgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, can help manage symptoms. In severe cases, surgery can help minimize pain and reduce swelling. Our surgeons work closely with your other doctors to create a treatment plan that is right for you. We are one of only a few programs to offer this treatment for lymphedema. Our team applies the latest research and surgical techniques to provide the most current, advanced treatment available.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Galen Perdikis

Galen PerdikisMD

    Aesthetics, Body Contouring, Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Post Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
Samantha Stifler

Samantha StiflerPA

    Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Why Choose Lymphedema Surgery at Vanderbilt

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience in surgery

    Our surgeons have extensive experience performing a wide range of complex surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. Their experience translates into the best possible care and outcomes for you.

  • first aid kit, cross, Specialized care
    Specialized care

    We are one of only a few programs to offer this range of treatments for lymphedema. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, sophisticated treatment available.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232