Multimodal Management of Lymphedema: Lower Extremity and Upper Extremity Fri, Sep 20 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Surgery for lymphedema is a rapidly developing and expanding field of reconstructive microsurgery. In this program world-class experts and pioneers in surgery for lymphedema will share their specialist experience in, and knowledge of, the multimodal management of patients presenting with lymphedema affecting the upper or lower extremities. There will be focus on the surgical management including lymphovenous bypass, vascularized lymph node transplant, and liposuction, as well as combined surgical procedures. Panelists will share their patient selection criteria, treatment algorithms and how these pathways are chosen, as well as outcomes of interventions.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Understand patient selection criteria and the indications for both nonsurgical and surgical treatment, including physiological and debulking procedures.
  2. Appreciate the imaging modalities that facilitate diagnosis and surgical planning.
  3. Recognize the role of lymphovenous bypass, vascularized lymph node transplant, and liposuction in the treatment of patients with lymphedema and the indications for combination surgeries.
  4. Understand the importance and different methods of postoperative care and the long-term progress of lymphedema after surgery

Program Subject to Change

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.