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The Benefits of DIEP Flap Reconstruction

May 15, 2022

There are no pleasant aspects of getting a mastectomy. The best you can do is look for post-surgery options to help mitigate what you have lost. DIEP is a “deep inferior epigastric artery perforator” flap. DIEP uses your body tissue to perform breast reconstructive surgery.  Types of Breast Reconstructive Surgery There are two main options […]

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Can Diet Help Manage Lymphedema?

April 15, 2022

Lymphedema is a condition that relates to the movement and drainage of lymph fluid through the body. While the symptom of lymphedema, excessive swelling, tends to affect a particular limb, this condition really involves multiple body systems, including the gut. This is because the lymphatic system encompasses the entire body, working with circulation to remove […]

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Surgical Intervention for Lymphedema

March 15, 2022

People who undergo oncologic surgery or radiation therapy that targets one or more lymph nodes may experience lymphedema as a result. Lymphedema occurs when the lymph fluid that carries waste from bodily tissue stops flowing efficiently. The interruption could be due to actual lymph node removal or to impairment resultant from cancer therapy. When the […]

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A Closer Look at Lymphedema

February 14, 2022

Of the many, many health topics that are discussed, lymphedema does not register high on the list. This is true even within the medical community. Without many conversations to be found, patients may have a difficult time understanding the symptoms they experience. Unfortunately, lymphedema isn’t well-understood by most doctors, either. Here at our offices at […]

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Can I Exercise if I Have Lymphedema?

January 15, 2022

Lymphedema is a chronic condition that may occur as a result of cancer treatment that removes lymph nodes or disrupts them in some way. The lymph nodes are an integral part of the lymphatic system that helps filter and flush impurities from the body. Because lymphedema can cause painful and embarrassing swelling, patients often aren’t […]

How Common Is Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment?

December 15, 2021

As if there wasn’t enough to think about when facing a breast cancer diagnosis, patients also face the potential for a post-treatment condition known as lymphedema. Hearing this only incites more questions from patients. One of them has to do with how likely it is that they might develop chronic and uncomfortable swelling. We’ll discuss […]

Can Lymphedema Go Away On Its Own?

November 15, 2021

Lymphedema is a condition that may occur after lymph node removal, cancer near a lymph node, or radiation in the lymph node area. Whatever the cause, it is imperative to have the right information about this periodic swelling of a limb due to lymph “backup.” Patients who visit our lymphedema specialty practice at Keck medicine […]

What to Expect After Lymphovenous Bypass (LVB) Surgery for Lymphedema

October 15, 2021

Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in an arm or a leg due to the accumulation of lymph fluid. This condition may develop after lymph nodes are surgically modified or removed or when the lymphatic vessels that carry lymph fluid become blocked with scar tissue. When lymph vessels are blocked, a specialist may perform Lymphovenous Bypass […]

Is Headache Surgery Something I Should Consider?

September 15, 2021

Migraine headaches affect nearly 40 million Americans. Statistics indicate that 1 in 4 households has a migraine sufferer, and that migraines are the 3rd most common type of illness worldwide. Due to the dramatic ways in which migraines can impair a person’s ability to work and engage in life freely, research has continually sought a […]

What is Lymphedema and How Do I Know if I Need Treatment?

August 15, 2021

When we think about staying healthy, we may consider the big picture of eating healthy for heart health and weight management. Lymphedema is a condition that is hardly ever at the forefront of a person’s mind, even when maybe it should be. This chronic clinical condition is characterized by a disruption in the flow of […]

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