Micro-Surgical Lymphedema Treatment
Lymphedema treatments have advanced from basic massage and pressure therapy to include advanced micro-surgical techniques. Generally speaking, lymphedema treatment consists of six steps: Intake, Patient Assessment, Intensive Conservative Treatment, Micro-surgery, Intensive Recovery, and Patient Follow-up.
Patient Intake and Assessment provide the client with a thorough diagnosis, examination, and treatment roadmap. Intensive Conservative treatment prepares the patient through traditional manual lymph therapy combined with bandaging and compression therapy.
The fourth step, Micro-surgery treatment for lymphedema, is a major breakthrough and the core of the overall treatment. Micro-surgical treatment is where lymph vessels are connected to local veins in order to restore lymph drainage. This is accomplished through advanced micro-surgical procedures applied deep within the bodily tissues.
After these steps, the patient will be given sufficient time for Recovery, and then will be monitored during our staff’s Follow-up process. Patients may expect to spend about 5-7 days in the hospital following surgery, plus about a week of Intensive Recovery. Swelling of the limbs is immediately reduced upon the surgery.
Lymphedema Treatments and WorldMed Assist
In the past, micro-surgical lymphedema procedures were not always accessible to patients. Now, WorldMed Assist has made these advanced techniques both affordable and easily obtainable. Treatments are generally rendered through the cooperation of lymphedema specialists Dr. Guido Giacalone and Dr. Jos Opheide. Our team of professionals is ready to guide you through the entire process from Intake to Patient Follow-up. We offer complete medical travel packages including hotel and transportation arrangements- you won’t have to be concerned about the smaller details.
Options for quality lymphedema treatment include:
- Micro-surgical Lymphedema Treatment in the U.S.
- Micro-surgical Lymphedema Treatment in Belgium
We also provide information on costs, insurance, as well as pre-testing requirements:
- Cost of Lymphedema Treatment
- Insurance Issues with Microsurgical Lymphedema Treatment
- Before Microsurgical Lymphedema Treatment– testing requirements
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