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The Center for Lymphedema Surgery at the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction is now recognized as a LE&RN Center of Excellence

Lymphatic Education & Research Network Centers of Excellence

We are proud to announce that our Center for Lymphedema Surgery has been selected as a Lymphatic Disease Surgery Center of Excellence (COE) by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN). This designation indicates that a center has undergone extensive review by a global panel of experts and was found to meet all COE criteria set forth by LE&RN.

The goal of the LE&RN COE program is to increase access to the best possible multi-disciplinary clinical care and services for individuals affected by lymphatic diseases (LD). The centers also provide education to other medical providers and patients, are actively involved in LD research, and work with LE&RN in its efforts to improve the lives of those affected by LD and their families. We are extremely honored to be named a Center of Excellence as we continue to make advancements in lymphedema surgery and offer each patient individualized treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcomes.

LE&RN is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1998 to fight lymphatic diseases and lymphedema through education, research, and advocacy. With chapters throughout the world, LE&RN seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment, and cure of these diseases while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic diseases.


LE&RN offers:

-Resources to find a lymphedema therapist in a patient’s area

-Information about lymphedema compression garments

-Education on what to expect during treatment

-Information about events, conferences, and fundraising efforts pertaining to lymphatic disease

-Frequent updates on lymphedema research, clinical trials, and advancements in treatment

-Extensive FAQs about lymphedema and lipoedema