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.
Meet Your Care Team
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Why Choose Lymphedema Surgery at Vanderbilt
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.