Can Lymphedema Surgery Help Treat Swelling?

Q:
Can lymphedema surgery help treat swelling?

A:
If your condition is relatively severe, your doctor may recommend surgery. It may have more effective and long-term improvements than non-surgical treatments.

You may take a surgery that removes excess tissue in your legs or arms. Then the swelling can be reduced.

New surgical techniques can also bring you higher quality of life. Transplantation of lymphatic tissue is available now; and surgery that builds direct connections from the lymphatic system to the veins can show improvements as well.

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