Lymphedema Lymph Node Transfer Surgeon NYC

FREE LYMPH NODE TRANSFER SURGERY CONSULTATIONS

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Keith Blechman, of the Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC is a top expert in the highly specialized field of lymphedema surgery.  Dr. Blechman is unquestionably one of the most sought after lymphedema surgeons in NYC and the world.  The Breast Reconstruction Center of NYC offer a comprehensive tailor-made service to patients who suffer from lymphedema as a result of breast cancer.

Lymph node transfer surgery may be an option for the management of lymphedema.

Lymph Node Transfer Surgery: The Procedure

This procedure involves harvesting healthy lymph nodes from unaffected areas often the groin (the area between the abdomen and the thigh on either side of the body)and microsurgically transplanting them as vascularized flaps into the armpit in order to potentially break up scar tissue and replace damaged or missing lymph nodes.

Once the lymph nodes are transferred, the blood vessels that supply them are reattached to blood vessels in their new location. This keeps the lymph nodes alive and allows them to reintegrate into their new location in the body. This may help to drain excess fluid from the limb.

Please note: The most common donor site for lymph nodes is the groin. After lymph node transfer surgery you will be left with a scar. The reason why the surgeon selects the groin as a donor site is that the scar can be hidden beneath underwear or a bathing suit.

This surgery takes approximately four to six hours and is performed in the hospital under general anesthesia.

Patients will typically spend up to three days in the hospital for necessary post-surgical monitoring purposes. Due to the scar release during the surgery, some patients will feel relief of some of their symptoms immediately after surgery.

If you have any questions in regards to lymph node transfer surgery and would like a complimentary consultation with the board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Keith Blechman, MD please feel free to contact our NYC office for a complimentary consultation or request a consultation online using the eForm on the right.

If you are an out of town patient interested in a complimentary breast surgery consultation please refer to this link for more information: Out of  New York City Lymphedema Surgery Patient Information

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New York, NY 10016
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