- Experience. Each year Mayo Clinic doctors trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, blood vessel conditions (vascular medicine), blood vessel surgery (vascular surgery) and other areas treat more than 2,500 people who have lymphedema.
- Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors work together to evaluate and treat people who have lymphedema.
- Individualized treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors and therapists work with you to reduce the swelling in your limbs, develop your individualized lymphedema treatment program and arrange for your follow-up care.
- Diagnostic tests. Mayo Clinic doctors use many tests to determine the cause of your swelling and evaluate your condition. Tests may include lymphoscintigraphy, MRI scan, CT scan and others.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.
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