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Dr. Cheng Presents at the 8th the World Symposium for Lymphedema Surgery (WSLS) 2019.04.26-04.27

April 27th, 2019


The World Symposium for Lymphedema Surgery (WSLS) has established a platform to present the most recent scientific advances and future directions in the development and treatment of lymphedema through the efforts of world-renowned experts in this field. The WSLS has played a key role in leading the progress in basic science research and clinical practices in lymphedema surgery since 2011. Seven live surgeries were successfully demonstrated at 8th World Symposium for Lymphedema Surgery. Variable donor sites for vascular... Read More


Pre-congress: Hand-on Supermicrosurgery Course

April 25th, 2019


In order to provide in-depth learning for the members, I specially organized a one-day Hands-on Course and invited masters of microsurgery to come and guide one-on-one with the participants. The new supermicrosurgery course has been devised for one day with a full-time schedule as part of the 8th WSLS symposium with the aim to provide to the participants specific supermicrosurgery skills to perform lymphovenous anastomoses (LVA) with different techniques. A total of 23 participants from 12 countries attended to this event... Read More


Dr. Cheng Is an Invited Speaker at the Chicago Breast Symposium and 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery

April 30th, 2018


Congratulations to Dr. David Chang on such a successful event of the Chicago Breast Symposium and 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery, April 26-28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Under his leadership, the reputation of both symposiums increases higher than ever. This meeting provided a great platform where experts, physicians, and therapists can share and exchange the most up-to-date researches, diagnosis, management, and treatments of lymphedema and lymphatic disease. Thank you for including me in the programs. I pre... Read More


Dr. Cheng Presents at the Annual Meeting of American Surgical Association (ASA)

April 21st, 2018


It was my great honor and privilege to have a podium presentation for 25 minutes at the 138 the Annual Meeting of American Surgical Association (ASA), Phoenix, Arizona, April 19th to 21st, 2018. The topic of my presentation was “Validity in the application of the novel Taiwan Lymphoscintigraphy staging and clinical grading systems for unilateral extremity lymphedema”. Among hundreds of submissions, only 32 papers were accepted and granted at this esteemed meeting this year. The Annals of Surgery is the official public... Read More


Dr. Cheng Presents at the 10th Annual Meeting of Chinese Breast Cancer Society

March 19th, 2018


Great pleasure to attend the 10th Annual Meeting of Chinese Breast Cancer Society, Hangzhou, March 17, 2018. I presented my experience with making an accurate diagnosis of breast cancer-related lymphedema, and selecting the appropriate treatments for lymphedema. The most discussed topics in this conference were how to select the breast conservative treatment (preserving breast) versus breast reconstruction; and how to minimize the complications of breast cancer-related lymphedema versus lymphedema microsurgery. It was great... Read More


Dr. Cheng Gives a Live Interview for the Formosa Cancer Foundation

March 12th, 2018


I was very pleased to give the first live interview on Facebook for the Formosa Cancer Foundation last Friday. Over the 25-minute live broadcast, we talked about the care for post breast cancer patients, with special emphasis on breast reconstruction and breast cancer-related lymphedema. Microsurgical deep inferior epigastric perforator flap is the state-of-art technique for breast reconstruction with a natural permanent and symmetric breast mound. The lymphoscintigraphy and indocyanine green lymphography are the importa... Read More


Dr. Cheng Demonstrates Surgical Techniques and Speaks to the Residents and Fellows at Stanford

February 25th, 2018


It has been a pleasant experience to demonstrate 6 flap dissections in a fresh cadaver and gave 2 speeches for the residents and fellows, and one Grand Round during my visit to Stanford. The brilliant discussion, intellectual exchange and educational interaction with the faculty, fellows, and residents were inspirational. Thanks to their enthusiasm and support. ... Read More


Dr. Cheng Attends Lymphedema Microsurgery Panel Discussion

January 18th, 2018


As a surgeon, it is my duty and ultimate goal to restore patient’s physical functions, cosmesis and their quality of life. I attended my second lymphedema microsurgery panel discussion – “An algorithmic approach to deciding which lymphedema surgery a patient needs” in the morning, January 14. This topic is exceptionally important to me as the focus is on the patients’ needs, instead of from the surgeons’ perspectives. When I evaluate the procedures for my lymphedema patients, there are two key factors: 1. maximal... Read More


Fellows from CGMH Present about Lymphedema Microsurgery

January 17th, 2018


As the field of reconstructive microsurgery has been emerging so rapidly and limb lymphedema treatments continue to be in high demand recently, the challenge and dedication of finding the best approaches for lymphedema treatment are never-ending for me as a micro-surgeon and lymphedema researcher. I had 4 podium presentations and 3 posters of lymphedema microsurgery presented by the fellows from CGMH - Olivia Ho, Anton Fries, and Marco Pappalardo. I am so proud to have them part of my team. Congratulations and Great Jobs! ... Read More


Dr. Cheng Attends the 2018 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting as a Guest Presenter

January 14th, 2018


I am very happy to attend the 2018 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting and honored to be one of the panel presenters of Vascularized submental lymph node flap transfer at the Lymphatic Surgery Symposium on a beautiful afternoon January 12, at Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks to the organizing committee for the invite to be part of the inspiring and innovative section for the lymphatic surgery covering topics from basic science, imaging to the most advanced treatments. I learned a lot from the other... Read More

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