Welcome to Dr YV Rao Clinics's dedicated resource on lymphedema. As leaders in plastic and reconstructive surgery, we understand the complexities and challenges associated with this condition. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive information and advanced treatment options to help you manage and overcome lymphedema.

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a chronic condition characterized by the swelling of limbs due to the accumulation of lymphatic fluid. It often occurs when lymph nodes are damaged or removed, which can be a result of surgery, radiation therapy, or infection. Understanding lymphedema is crucial in managing its symptoms and improving your quality of life.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Common symptoms of lymphedema include swelling in the arms, legs, or other areas, a feeling of heaviness or tightness, restricted range of motion, and recurring infections. Diagnosing lymphedema involves a comprehensive evaluation, including a medical history review and physical examination. In some cases, imaging tests like lymphoscintigraphy or MRI may be necessary.

Treatment Options at Dr YV Rao Clinics

Our approach to treating lymphedema combines the latest surgical techniques with personalized care. Treatment options include

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD): A specialized massage technique that helps move lymph fluid out of the affected limb.
  • Compression Therapy: The use of compression garments to reduce swelling and encourage the flow of lymphatic fluid.
  • Lymphovenous Bypass: A microsurgical procedure where lymphatic vessels are connected to small veins to help drain the lymphatic fluid.
  • Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer: Transplanting healthy lymph nodes to the affected area to restore lymphatic function.

Living with Lymphedema

Living with lymphedema requires ongoing management. Our team is committed to supporting you every step of the way, from providing education on self-care techniques to offering physical therapy and psychological support.

Why Choose Dr YV Rao Clinics?

At Dr YV Rao Clinics, we combine state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care to provide the best outcomes for our patients. Our team of experienced plastic surgeons and therapists are dedicated to your well-being and are here to guide you through your journey with lymphedema.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is dealing with lymphedema, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our specialists. Contact us at [Phone Number] or fill out our online form to learn more about how we can help you.


Lymphedema may be a challenging condition, but with the right care and treatment, you can lead a comfortable and fulfilling life. Trust Dr YV Rao Clinics to be your partner in managing lymphedema effectively.

What are the symptoms of Lymphedema?

Symptoms of lymphedema include swelling in the affected limb or body part, a feeling of heaviness or tightness, restricted range of motion, and recurring infections in the affected area.

Can Lymphedema be cured?

While there is no cure for lymphedema, treatment can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Early diagnosis and appropriate management are key to preventing complications.

What are the treatment options for Lymphedema?

Treatment for lymphedema aims to reduce swelling and manage symptoms. This may include manual lymphatic drainage (a specialized massage technique), compression therapy, exercise, and skincare. In some cases, surgery may be recommended.

How is Lymphedema diagnosed?

Lymphedema is usually diagnosed based on symptoms and medical history. Imaging tests such as lymphoscintigraphy or MRI may be used to assess the lymphatic system's function and identify blockages.

How can I prevent Lymphedema?

If you are at risk for lymphedema (e.g., after cancer treatment), taking precautions such as avoiding injury to the at-risk limb, maintaining a healthy weight, and practicing good skincare can help reduce the risk of developing lymphedema.