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Lymphedema Care

Lymphedema Program

About the Program

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a non-invasive, multi-component approach to effectively treat and manage drainage lymphedema and related conditions. CDT consists of a combination of manual lymph drainage, compression therapy, decongestive exercises and skin care.

Treatment is performed in a private setting by our certified occupational therapist, and under the direction of the physician.

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a very common and serious condition, affecting at least three million Americans.

Secondary lymphedema, which causes swelling may affect limbs, face, genitals and trunk, follows breast cancer surgery, particularly among those patients who undergo radiation therapy following the removal of axillary lymph nodes.

Primary lymphedema is caused by a developmental abnormality of the lymphatic system, which is either congenital or hereditary. Swelling in primary lymphedema generally affects the lower extremities.

For More Information

Northshore
Call Nancy Bruns, LOTR, CLT/LANA at 985-646-5921 or visit us at Slidell Memorial Hospital East (104 Medical Center Dr.).

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Lymphedema Care

Lymphedema Care Locations

Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Slidell Memorial Hospital East
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Open 24/7