Say Goodbye to Compression Garments after Dr. Cheng’s Lymphedema Microsurgery
Dr. Cheng is listed among the most sought-after surgeons in the reconstructive microsurgery field. He has been invited as a visiting professor to more than 16 world renowned medical centers in the United States in the past 5 years. He has authored total 210 peer-reviewed papers, 40 book chapters, and edited one lymphedema textbook (Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery, 2016, Elsevier). There are total 10931 reads and 4068 citations of his publications with h-index of 34 at the Research Gate on September 12, 2018.He is the pioneer of the vascularized lymph node transfer for treatment of the breast and gynecological cancer-related lymphedema and the author of 37 SCI papers and 16 book chapters in the field of lymphedema microsurgery. He has 20 patents including one US patent of the Device for “Draining Lymph into Vein,” which is the innovation to solve the extremity lymphedema problem without donor site morbidity. He is the section editor of Annals Surgical Oncology and editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal Surgical Oncology, Microsurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.
In summary, Dr. Cheng is an internationally recognized surgeon-scientist, specialized in the lymphedema microsurgery. Since 2000, he founded the center for lymphedema microsurgery.
Dr. Sung Yu Chu is a board-certified radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. He is an expert in organ transplantation imaging, vascular and lymphatic imaging, and interventional radiology. Dr. Chu is currently working as an instructor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology of Taiwan Radiological Society.
Dr. Yen-Ling Huang is a board-certified radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention. She is specialized in women’s imaging and intervention including breast and gynecologic oncologic imaging.
Dr. Wen-Hui Chan is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in ultrasonography, lymphatic imaging, hepatobiliary imaging and intervention.
Dr. Lin is a board-certified radiologist and nuclear medicine doctor. Her specialization encompasses the whole-body PET and MR imaging in lymphoid malignancy, which includes lymphoma and myeloma.
Dr. Tung-Yang Yu is an attending physician of Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is specialized in upper and lower lymphedema rehabilitation and in charge of complex decongestive therapy.
Mrs. Sui Huei Lian is a senior physical therapist. She has been working on the complex decongestive therapy for extremity lymphedema for over 20 years.
Mei-Sui is the nursing specialist at the Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Miffy Chia-Yu Lin, a Ph.D. candidate, is the lymphedema coordinator at the Center of Lymphedema Microsurgery. She is the contact person for patients to book consultations with Dr. Cheng. She can be contacted by phone, email, or WhatsApp. She is extremely knowledgeable in treating lymphedema patients and committed to strive for the continuous improvement of lymphedema care and treatment. She has been working at the center for over a decade. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Emma is the clinical assistant in Dr. Cheng’s team. She is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition science. She is also a wellness advocate of nutrition care for lymphedema disease.
Eunice Liao, Lanny Pai, Grace Hsieh, Nicole Chang, and Ting Tai-Feng are our overseas patient coordinators who have long experience in catering to patients of the International Medical Center. They pay detailed attention to every patient’s personal background and medical history.
The Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan is internationally recognized for its cutting-edge technology and academic excellence in reconstructive microsurgery. The Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery won the Gold Plate of Symbols National Quality (Safety and Quality) in 2010. It is one of the renown institutions of the Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery in the world that concentrates on lymphedema management for both primary cancer-related lymphedemas. Its leading innovation in lymphedema treatments with vascularized lymph node flap transfer has helped innumerable lymphedema patients recover from this disease and resume quality of life.
For over 18 years, the Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery has led and been well known for the technology of microsurgically transferring the vascularized lymph node flap to the lymphedema limb. The transferred lymph node flap is vascularized with effective lymphatic drainage by acting as an motor pumping lymph fluids back to the venous system. The vascularized lymph node flap works continuously. The edematous status is progressively improved with the catchment and gravity effects. This preeminent, unique technique globally not only attracts patients for treatments, but also microsurgeons who desire to learn this technique.
The Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery is staffed with well-trained, certified nurses for intensive postoperative flap monitoring and post-microsurgery care to ensure the best post-operative outcomes.
The Team of the Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery includes:
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* Please note that travel expenses must be self-covered.