New Techniques in the Management of Lymphedema
Lymphedema remains a clinical challenge for which treatment paradigms are continually evolving. Postsurgical lymphedema is commonly encountered in the upper extremities following mastectomy and in the lower extremities following groin dissection or tumor resection. Physicians should remain aware of treatment options in these conditions, which may include physical therapy and conservative measures, lymph node transfer, microsurgical lymphatic venous surgery, and radical excision. The present panel will explore indications and outcomes for each of these treatment paradigms to optimize care of patients with lymphedema.
Moderator: David W. Chang, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Co-Moderator: Lori C. Pounds, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX
David W. Chang, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Roman J. Skoracki, MD, FACS, Columbus, OH
Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer
Ketan M. Patel, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Prevention of Lymphedema
Dhruv Singhal, MD, Boston, MA
Sponsored by the Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Advisory Council for General Surgery
- Practicing surgeons
- Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
- Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
- Enhance the quality of patient care
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Faculty and Disclosures
David W. Chang MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Dhruv Singhal MD - Nothing to Disclose
Ketan M. Patel, MD - Stryker: Consultant
Lori C. Pounds MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Roman J. Skoracki MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit