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Lymphedema is a condition characterized by painful swelling in the extremities, which can be addressed with surgical treatment options.
In preparing for lymphedema surgery, you may be asked to:
Lymphedema surgery is typically performed in a hospital setting, may include a short hospital stay, and will likely use general anesthesia. Some follow-up procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis, and local anesthesia with sedation may be used.
These decisions will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and in consideration of your preferences and your doctor's best judgment.