Lymphedema information and locations in Mexico

Lymphedema is a disease that causes swelling in the arms, neck, and legs due to the buildup of lymph fluid that can't be filtered by damaged lymph nodes or blood vessels.
Lymphedema can develop when there are not enough lymphatic vessels to drain the lymph fluid or when there is direct damage to the lymphatic system, usually caused by surgery, reduced mobility, injuries, or radiation. Treatment for lymphedema can start with exercise, compression garments, and physical therapy.
If non-surgical treatments didn’t help alleviate the symptoms, you might be candidate for surgery, there are several options, your vascular surgeon will discuss them with you.

Types of surgery for lymphedema

Lymphovenous bypass
During lymphovenous bypass, the vascular surgeon bypasses damaged nodes and connects the lymphatic channels directly to the veins.
Lymphovenous transplant
This surgery consists of removing healthy lymph nodes from another part of your body to transplant them into the affected area.
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Minimal downtime
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Alleviates the symptoms
Procedure: 4 hrs.
Hospital stay: 2 - 6 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 2 - 3 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled face-to-face with any specialist following the procedure. Patients are clear for flying after 2 - 3 days from the lymphedema.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Lymphedema frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for lymphedema surgery?
Not all cases are recommended for surgery, if non-surgical methods did not help alleviate your symptoms your vascular surgeon might suggest surgery.
How can I prevent lymphedema?
Currently, there is no way to prevent lymphedema, however, we can reduce the risk of developing lymphedema by maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tight clothing or jewelry, and getting regular check-ups.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.