Lymphedema / Lipedema Management Clinic

Lymphedema / Lipedema clinic – Dr. Margarita Correa and therapists with holistic approach in a relaxing environment

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Services:

  • Diagnosis and management of edemas (lipedema, lipo-lymphedema, lymphedema, venous edema, edema associated with other conditions); and other fatty tissue disorders such as Dercum’s disease, lipomatosis
  • Compression garment and device analysis and prescriptions
  • Education on lifestyle modification
  • Individualized therapeutic exercise program
  • Nutrition, dietary and supplementation advice
  • Skincare advice
  • Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)
  • Multilayer compression bandaging adapted to specific needs
  • Kinesiotaping to reduce swelling and pain
  • Fitting of compression garments (arm sleeves, gloves, trunk, breast, abdomen, leg stockings)
    …and much more

Dr. Margarita Correa is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist certified lymphedema therapy. Dr. Correa offers diagnosis and comprehensive conservative management for lymphedema and lipedema patients. Dr. Correa does not perform surgeries including liposuction.

Lymphedema is a condition that arises from the accumulation of lymphatic fluid due to an obstruction, absence or dysfunction of the lymphatic system. Primary lymphedema is congenital or hereditary and secondary lymphedema is acquired due to diseases such as cancer, post radiation, post-surgical, post-trauma, etc.

The most common treatments for lymphedema are a combination of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), application of compression bandaging, skin care, exercises, compression garments and intermittent sequential gradient pumps.

Certain patients with lymphedema may qualify for surgical options such as vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) and/or lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA) to help re-establish lymph flow. Suction Assisted Protein Lipectomy (SAPL) lymphedema surgery is a procedure to remove the excess solids (fibrosis and fat) that have accumulated in chronic advanced lymphedema.

Lipedema is a chronically progressive, symmetrical accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissue with orthostatic edema occurring almost exclusively in women. Primarily lower extremities are affected with feet sparing and may occur in combination with upper extremities. Lipedema is characterized by tenderness and easy bruising. Additionally, lipedema patients can present with microangiopathies and lipomas.

Lipedema treatments are conservative such as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), decongestive therapy, compression garments and devices, exercise, nutritional modification, supplementation; and surgical options such as lymph sparing tumescent or water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL).

AVAILABLE SUPPLEMENTATION:

WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR LYMPHEDEMA AND LIPEDEMA PATIENTS  **LYMPHATIC SUPPORT BASIC PACK** THAT INCLUDES SUPPLEMENTS TO SUPPORT IMMUNE SYSTEM, LYMPHATIC, VASCULAR, ANTI-OXIDANTS AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ALL COMBINED IN (1) 30-day AM/PM PACKAGE.

Lymphatic Support Basic Pack:

Includes:

(1) Xymogen Liver Protect (Selenium, Alpha-Lipoic acid, Milk Thistle)

(2) Xymogen DioVasc (Micronized Diosmin)

(3) Xymogen N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC)

(4) Xymogen Bio C 1:1 (Vitamin C:Citrus Bioflavonoids)

(5) Xymogen Omega 3 DHA & EPA – monoglyceride fish oil with higher absorption rate

 

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