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 Was Invited to The University of Michigan As an Adjunct Professor

August 12th, 2019

It was a great pleasure visiting the University of Michigan again and being part of their excellent medical education as an adjunct professor. I am so proud of their outstanding faculty and have learned a lot from their organization, enthusiasm and hard work. It was a great honor for allowing me to present my 2 recent published research papers, demonstrate cadaver dissections, and have a successful discussion meeting for next joint research projects. I would like to express my thankfulness to Dr. Paul Cederna for his warm… Read More

Congratulation! New Paper Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

August 8th, 2019

I am so excited and feel humbled to share the great news that our recent article “Comparison of Outcomes between Side-to-End and End-to-End Lymphovenous Anastomoses for Early-Grade Extremity Lymphedema” was published in the Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, August 2019. This accomplishment cannot be achieved without the hard work, support, and talents of our team. Congratulations on their well-deserved success and achievement!… Read More

Chang Gung Welcomes Dr. Bauback Safa, Mang Chen and Melissa Poh

August 6th, 2019

We are so delighted to have an outstanding plastic surgeon, 2019 Godina Fellow of ASRM visiting our Department last week – Dr. Bauback Safa from the Buncke Clinic, San Francisco, CA. Surgery is teamworking. Through collaborations with Drs. Bauback Safa, Mang Chen and Melissa Poh, we successfully performed two gender-affirming surgeries including male-to-female and female-to-male procedures. Great satisfaction for both patients and doctors on the operation results. It was a unique experience and a rich exchange of knowledge…Read More

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