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Treatment of Lymphoedema in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1357.5
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
7900.55
Suction assisted lipectomy in lymphoedema
5072.1

Clinic Dr. Brenner Bonn

9/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Dermatology, Phlebology, Plastic Surgery

The Clinic Dr. Brenner in Bonn, Bad Godesberg, is very popular among both German and foreign patients. It offers the full range of medical services for the treatment of skin diseases. Based on the use of high-tech medicine, conservative and holistic methods, the concept of treating skin diseases makes this clinic a unique one in
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1640.15 help1440.15
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
10900.55 help7900.55
Suction assisted lipectomy in lymphoedema
11800.4 help9800.4

Capio Clinic im Park for Innovational Phlebology Hilden

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Hilden

Department of Phlebology

Since 1984, the Capio Clinic in the Park has ranked among the largest specialized clinics in Germany offering treatment for all types of venous diseases. The clinic annually treats about 20,000 patients and performs 6,000 surgical procedures in patients suffering from varicose veins, thrombosis or phlebitis. Also, it performs sc
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1432.9
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
17371.95
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
17641.65

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10
location_onGermany, Grevenbroich

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich provides quality medical services in various medical fields. The special focus is on gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery, gynecology, orthopedics and cardiology. As an academic facility, the hospital maintains close contacts with the University Hospital RWTH
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1443.05
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
18807.45
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
18719

Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery

The Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin is a progressive medical facility with the highest standards of medical care. The medical facility is an academic hospital of the Charite University Hospital Berlin, thanks to which the specialists have access to all medical innovations. The clinic was opened on April 1, 1997, on the former Weis
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1396.65
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
17630.05
Suction assisted lipectomy in lymphoedema
12697.5

Academic Hospital Nuremberg

9/10
location_onGermany, Nuremberg

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Nuremberg ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital belongs to the largest highly specialized Medical Centers in Europe, and also positions itself as the maximum care hospital. The hospital includes 42 departments, institutes and specialized c
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1440.15
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
18410.15
Suction assisted lipectomy in lymphoedema
13666.1

Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Neuwied

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

The Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied is one of the leading and largest medical facilities in Rhineland-Palatinate. The hospital has 11 highly specialized departments, as well as day patient facilities, outpatient clinics and specialized centers. The clinical practice includes such fields as general, abdominal and vascul
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1403.9
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
17080.5
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
17377.75

St. Joseph Hospital Haan

9/10
location_onGermany, Haan

Department of Vascular Surgery

The St. Joseph Hospital Haan has a long history of providing top-class medical services and tender care for patients in accordance with Catholic principles. The priority clinical focuses include cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, oncology, endocrinology, general and abdominal surgery, endocrine surgery, hernia repair sur
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1389.4
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
17258.85
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
17409.65

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery

The PAN Clinic Cologne is a multidisciplinary medical facility that combines advanced medicine, excellent quality of patient care and a high level of comfort. Founded in 1999, the clinic is located in the very heart of Cologne. During this time, the medical complex has gained long clinical experience, but at the same time it has
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1492.35
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
19536.8
Suction assisted lipectomy in lymphoedema
14547.7

Vascular Surgery Clinic Duesseldorf

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Phlebology

The Vascular Surgery Clinic Düsseldorf is the provider of innovative medical services in the field of diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the veins and arteries. The clinic specializes in the use of advanced techniques for the treatment of varicose veins, the most popular of which are the Venefit technology with the use
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1409.7
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
17424.15
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
17344.4

ATOS Clinic Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of General Surgery, Endoscopy, Phlebology, Proctology and Hernia Treatment

Founded in 1991, the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg combines top-quality service and cutting-edge medicine. It keeps track of the latest scientific developments and contributes to the development of new treatments.
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1867.9
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
28622.5
Suction assisted lipectomy in lymphoedema
20315.8

ATOS Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Orthopedics and Surgery

The Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg is one of the leading German clinics specializing in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. Located on the historical Fleetinsel in Hamburg, the clinic is renowned for many years of experience and expertise. Spinal, joint and foot surgeries are the main orthopedic focuses for the clinic. The service sp
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1431.45
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
18581.25
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
18881.4

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Angiology, Phlebology and Endocrinology

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic Essen is an advanced medical center oriented on providing high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services. The primary focus of the clinic is comprehensive diagnostics, including preventive examinations (check-ups). The clinic presents such medical fields as internal medicine, cardiology, gastr
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1534.4
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
21101.35
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
21175.3

Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main

9.4/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Vascular Surgery

The Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main is a modern medical facility offering top-class service. The medical complex is an academic hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt, so doctors pay due attention to research activities, and also have a perfect command of the very latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Diagnostic tests for lymphedema
1357.5
Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery in lymphoedema
16013.3
Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in lymphoedema
16314.9
| from Booking Health GmbH

Lymphedema is a lymphatic swelling that leads to a slow but constant increase in the volume of tissues with impaired lymph circulation. In a long progression of the disease, the altered part of the body can reach gigantic proportions. Lymphedema can be caused by previous injuries, surgery, radiation therapy, inflammation of the lymph nodes and blood vessels. Doctors can use conservative methods to curb the development of the disease in the early stages, but, to achieve a sustainable result, patients with lymphostasis require surgical treatment.

Content

  1. Conservative treatment
  2. Surgical interventions

Vascular surgeons prefer drainage operations whenever possible: they create new ways of outflow of lymph from the lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels, usually into the patient's veins. Resection operations are less commonly performed.

You can undergo your treatment in one of the following hospitals: Clinic Dr. Brenner Bonn, Capio Clinic im Park for Innovational Phlebology Hilden, or Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich.

The Booking Health company will take care of all your travel arrangements. We will help you to select a vascular surgeon and a clinic, tell you about possible treatments, arrange an urgent appointment with a doctor, help you to get a visa, take care of airline tickets and transfers, and control the cost of medical services. An interpreter will accompany you at the clinic, and a personal medical coordinator will be in touch with you for any questions that may arise.

Conservative treatment

 

In patients with mild lymphedema, in most cases, conservative treatment methods help to solve the problem or at least prevent the progression of the disease. These are provided constantly and are also required for patients who are treated with the help of surgical operations.

Drug therapy includes the intake of the following medications: 

  • diuretics to reduce tissue swelling; 
  • venotonic agents; 
  • enzymes; 
  • medicines to improve microcirculation. 

Most medications are not very effective. They relieve symptoms, but do not slow the progression of lymphedema. Non-pharmacological measures are more effective. Patients are recommended for their lifestyle modification: one should not stand or sit for a long time, if possible, it is worth keeping the limbs in the cold, and edematous limbs should be above the level of the body as much as possible.

Non-drug therapy includes:

  • compression knitwear or elastic bandaging;
  • therapeutic exercises;
  • cold applications to the edematous parts of the body; 
  • lymphatic drainage procedures; 
  • physical training to strengthen the muscles of the legs. 

Surgical interventions

 

Many surgical options have been developed for lymphedema. They are divided into drainage (providing lymphatic efflux) and resection (involving tissue removal). Surgical interventions can be aimed at:

  • lymph drainage to the unaffected areas;
  • lymph evacuation from the suprafascial lymphatic pathways to the subfascial ones;
  • creation of a new anastomosis between lymphatic vessels and veins;
  • provision of the outflow of lymph into the retroperitoneal space; 
  • liposuction (subcutaneous fat removal) to normalize the perimeter of the extremities (requires subsequent use of compression to prevent repeated extremity enlargement).

Doctors often resort to the formation of artificial anastomoses for the treatment of lymphoedema in Germany. Lymphatic vessels can be connected to a normal vein (lymphaticovenular bypass surgery). In the future, the fluid will be evacuated through the vein, so this does not accumulate in soft tissues. This is a microsurgical operation, during which doctors have to suture blood vessels together. Typically, the anastomosis is end-to-end, but if the vein is thin (less than 0.5 cm), an end-to-side anastomosis may be required. During a single operation, a doctor can make several such anastomoses.

Lymph outflow tracts can also be formed from the lymph node. In this case, a single anastomosis is sufficient. Doctors choose the strongest node with minimal cicatricial changes. If there is none in the area of the operated lymph node basin, doctors perform vascularized lymph node transfer surgery.

Resection operations are more traumatic, and therefore they are used less frequently. Such interventions can be performed for severe lymphedema. Doctors remove enlarged tissue. This operation can complement drainage interventions. Resection operations are especially effective for arm lymphostasis, for example, after surgery to remove the mammary gland with lymph nodes due to cancer. Nonetheless, the results for lower extremity lesions are worse. The surgical intervention does not mean solving the problem of lymphostasis once and for all. In the future, a patient may require lifelong use of compression therapy.

You can undergo your diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation for lymphedema in Germany. Doctors solve this problem using a minimally traumatic method whenever possible, achieving good functional and aesthetic outcomes. The Booking Health website offers prices at various German hospitals. You can compare them in different medical centers to make your treatment appointment at the best price. Your expenses will be lower due to the lack of additional fees for foreign patients. The initial cost will not increase even if additional procedures are required because when making your treatment appointment at a hospital through our service, you will receive an insurance: it will cover all unforeseen medical expenses. The Booking Health specialists will help you to find the most suitable clinics in Germany and fully organize your trip.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Medscape

The Lancet




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