Dr. Cheng is Affiliated With

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

University of Michigan

American Society of Reconstructive Surgery

American Society of Reconstructive Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

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About Lymphedema Microsurgery

Dr. Cheng has been practicing Lymphedema microsurgery since 2000. He has invented some of the most advanced and effective surgical techniques to treat lymphedema. His ground-breaking innovation of vascularized submental lymph node (VSLN) and vascularized groin lymph node (VGLN) flap transfer to distal recipient site creates a physiologic drainage conduit to alter excess lymphatic fluid buildup and minimize the lymphedema associated side effects of tissue fibrosis and cellulitis. Dr. Cheng’s lymphedema microsurgery outcomes show statistically significant circumferential reduction rates of affected limb circumference and impressive decreases in the episodes of cellulitis on the lymphedematous limb. His practice is the first in the world to immediately release patients from wearing compression garments postoperatively.

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Meet Dr. Cheng

Ming-Huei Cheng MD, MBA, FACS, is a board certified plastic surgeon specialized in reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Ming-Huei Cheng is listed among the most sought-after surgeons in the reconstructive microsurgery field. He has performed more than 2,000 microsurgical cases, including arm and leg reconstructions, head and neck reconstructions, breast reconstructions, extracranial-intracranial arterial bypasses, lymphovenous anastomosis and vascularized lymph node flap transfers. He finished a combined microsurgical and research fellow at Department of Plastic Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas in 1999.

He is a member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery since 2003, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2009, an international member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons since 2012 and became an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Michigan, USA in 2017.


Ming-Huei Cheng MD, MBA, FACS

State-Of-The-Art Surgical Facilities

The Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital is a leading institution that specializes in the advancement of lymphedema management for cancer-related lymphedemas. Winner of the Gold Plate of Symbols National Quality (Safety and Quality) in 2010, the Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge technology and excellence in reconstructive microsurgery.

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Dr.Cheng’s Academic Journey for Lymphedema Microsurgery

Dr.Cheng’s Academic Journey


Dr. Cheng Presents at the Buncke Clinic Virtual Visiting Professor Series

June 28th, 2020

Thanks for all of you who attended my presentations at the Buncke Clinic Virtual Visiting Professor Series. We had great discussions, suggestions, and feedback. Your communication, support, and enthusiasm mean so much to me and are greatly appreciated. If you missed the meetings and would like to review the lectures of “Tricks, Tips and Pearls in Head & Neck Reconstruction” and “Recent Advances in lymphedema Microsurgery at CGMH”… Read More

New Paper Published in Annals of Surgical Oncology

June 25th, 2020

Hearty appreciation and congratulations to all co-authors for their brilliant research, clinical excellence, diligent efforts, and substantial contribution to our recently published article – “Simultaneous Ipsilateral Vascularized Lymph Node Transplantation and Contralateral Lymphovenous Anastomosis in Bilateral Extremity Lymphedema with Different Severities” in Annals of Surgical Oncology (DOI 10.1245/s10434-020-08720-2). This paper is the first to utilize both lymphoscintigraphy and ICG to assess the asymmetric lymphedema… Read More

Congratulation! New Paper Published in Journal of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

June 01st, 2020

I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the recent paper published in June 2020, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. This research is the first study for lymphedema patients using morphormic analysis. The subfascial compartment was experimented and proved to be involved for lymphedema treatment besides the fat tissue (suprafascial) compartment. The successful result of this innovative study was a collaborative effort by both Plastic Surgery of the University of Michigan and CGMH. I would like to personally thank Drs..Read More

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