Comprehensive Therapeutic Approach to lymphedema

Comprehensive Therapeutic Approach to lymphedema

Clínica Planas opens two new specific areas where the Unit of Comprehensive Lymphedema Treatment (UTIL) will be located.


After the successful Meeting on lymphedema updates, held last January, Clinica Planas opens two new specific areas where the Unit of Comprehensive Lymphedema Treatment (UTIL) will be located.

This new unit approaches the lymphedema treatment beyond multidisciplinarity. It is a new way of focusing and managing the patient suffering from this serious problem. All aspects of lymphedema are studied in a comprehensive and multimodal way, starting with a complete diagnosis and assessment of the anatomical-functional damage of the lymphatic system in order to determine the best therapeutic approach. We do not treat only lymphedema, but also the whole context of the patient’s life, analyzing important aspects such as the emotional stress, the nutritional status and the lifestyle guidelines.

The two areas are composed of:

Area of Outpatient Treatment, which consists of:

Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation Room, equipped with the Godoy Method technology.

Adapted gym to perform physical education and training.

Specific Psycho-Oncology Group therapy room for patients with lymphedema.

Nutrition and Dietetics consultation for improving dietary habits in patients with lymphedema, lipedema and obesity.

Examination Room equipped with an indocyanine green fluorescent lymphography (ICG) scan.

Lymphology medical consultation for risk assessment, diagnosis and follow-up of the treated patients.

Hospitalization Area with skilled nursing for patients that need a surgical treatment and an intensive conservative treatment.
 
The objective is to improve and normalize the diagnosed dysfunction with the best technology and specialized staff in managing the lymphatic system.

With this investment in human, scientific and material resources, Clínica Planas is one of the centres of reference in the comprehensive Lymphedema treatment.




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