A year ago today I was in the Operating Room at Beth Israel Medical Center/Mt Sinai Hospitals filming with Dr. Mark Smith and Dr. Joe Dayan. Working with them has been a marathon of a different sort and it looks like we are about to cross the finish line! The 1st Center of Excellence for Lipedema Care and Treatment in NYC in the USA is soon to be a reality! www.lymph.org These pictures are from our trip to Germany March 2014.
The Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research and Treatment is located at 10 Union Square East, Suite 2L, New York, New York, 10003. Lymphatic surgery is performed at Beth Israel Medical Center located on First Avenue and 16th Street in Manhattan.
Dr. Stefan Rapprich, from Frankfurt Germany, co-developed with Dr. Gerhard Sattler, the use of specialized lymph-sparing liposuction as a treatment for lipedema in Germany over 15 years ago. He will be making presentations in Boston and NY this fall, primarily to healthcare professionals in order to raise awareness of lipedema and the development of successful treatment.
Dr. Josef Stutz, from Schwarzenbach am Wald in Germany, co-developed the use of WAL, water-assisted jet liposuction, for treatment for lipedema. He is especially skilled in working with very advanced cases of lipo-lymphedema in addition to earlier stages.
Drs. Rapprich, Sattler and Stutz are three of a handful of specialists & experts who are knowledgeable about both lipedema and the lymphatic system. I will be profiling many of these experts over the next many months.