Lymphedema Treatment with Certified Lymphedema Therapists
Lymphedema Specialists in Therapy and Prevention are Recognizing the Need for New Lymphedema Treatments
New treatments for lymphedema in the United States are emerging with certified lymphedema therapists at the forefront. Currently, there are several million cases of lymphedema in the United States alone, the greatest majority occurring after surgery, trauma or radiation therapy. One out of three women who undergo an axillary dissection for breast cancer will eventually develop lymphedema.
Hand lymphedema pictures before treatment, immediately after treatment, and a year after treatment
The treatment for lymphedema in the United States has previously lagged far behind the numerous advances for the treatment of other dangerous and debilitating diseases. Until now, the most commonly treatments available to lymphedema specialists were pressure gradient pumps, liposuction, resection, or complex micro surgery.
Results of surgery for lymphedema have been minimal at best, with a high rate of morbidity. Liposuction and pressure therapies have been shown to actually exacerbate the condition, making future lymphedema treatment far more difficult.
Lymphedema Therapists are Using New Treatments
Specialists at Lymphedema Therapy are now able to manage and greatly improve this disorder through Complex Lymphedema Therapy (CLT).
See more Lymphedema Pictures of our patients who have undergone treatment at our lymphedema center.
Arm lymphedema photos shown before treatment and after treatment
Complex Lymphedema Therapy consists of the following lymphedema treatments:
The basic concept of CLT is to maximize central lymphatic drainage. This treatment of lymphedema is accomplished by opening collateral vessels to channel peripheral lymph into normally functioning lymphotomes.
Leg lymphedema treatment before, after, and a year after treatment
Complex Lymphedema Therapy (CLT)
Complex Lymphedema Therapy (CLT) is relatively new to the United States although it has been a successful modality employed for many years in Europe and Australia. The correct application of this type of lymphedema treatment requires extensive training. The certified lymphedema therapists at the Lymphedema Therapy organization have had the opportunity to be trained by two of the world‘s top lymphedema specialists, Dr. Judith Casley-Smith and Dr. J.R. Casley-Smith from Australia. Together with several of their therapists from Australia, they trained, instructed and supervised the staff at our lymphedema treatment center.
Please write us any questions or concerns you may have about treatment options at Lymphedema Therapy.
Learn more about how our certified lymphedema therapists can help you.
Lymphedema Therapy is located right off of Woodbury Road, convenient to exit 45 on the Long Island Expressway or exit 37 eastbound on the Northern State Parkway or exit 38 westbound Northern State Parkway. We are a mile and a half south of Jericho Turnpike (Rt 25).
If you are interested in learning more about lymphedema, follow this link for list of Lymphedema Support Groups & Patient Education.
Marvin Boris, MD