Breast / Trunk Edema
Westbury Total Health Care specializes in Complex Lymphedema Therapy for the breast and trunk edema in Nassau County, New York. Our physicians have over 50 years combined experience treating thousands of complicated Lymphedema conditions.
The Lymphedema treatment which our office provides involves
decongestive manual lymphatic drainage followed by multilayered short
stretch compression strapping of either the upper or lower extremities
that is worn 24/7. The patient remains in the bandages until the next
treatment session. Total patients treatment time is in the vicinity of
90 to 120 minutes per day, treatment is optimal at five days per week.
The patient will remain in compression bandages while active care of
manual lymphatic drainage is being performed, once the extremity
stabilizes and no further progression is anticipated then the patient is
fitted for a compression garment, such as a sleeve/glove, stocking,
thigh or knee high.
When seeking treatment please make sure the individual you have chosen is a certified lymphedema therapist. They should have received credentials from one of the schools or associations recognized by the National Lymphedema Network. For more information on treatment or a free brochure please contact our office.