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Lymphedema is a heterogeneous disease, and treatment plans are individualized for each patient based on the clinical stage of lymphedema and anatomical considerations. During initial consultation, your surgeon may perform standardized and repeated measurements of limb circumference and refer you to specialized diagnostic testing to assist in surgical planning.
Prior to surgical therapy, the various modalities of nonsurgical treatment must be maximized including proper use of compression stockings, adherence to physical therapy recommendations, exercise and weight loss. Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) has been the mainstay of initial management for lymphedema patients.
You may be a candidate for lymphedema surgery if:
Although lymphedema surgery can improve the symptoms of lymphedema, the results are highly variable: