Alta View Hospital

(801) 501-2600Map9660 South 1300 EastSandy, UT 84094

Lymphedema is a rare condition that can occur as a side-effect of cancer treatments. When someone has had lymph nodes removed surgically or undergone radiation therapy, they’re at risk for disruption of the lymphatic system. Lymphedema can also develop as a result of other diseases, surgeries, or impairments in the circulatory system. Symptoms include swelling in the limbs, trunk, or face, or a feeling of heaviness or aching in the affected area.

The Intermountain Healthcare Lymphedema Clinic helps individuals manage lymphedema through:

  • Manual lymph drainage/complete
    decongestive therapy to help re-establish
    adequate lymph flow, stimulate the immune
    system function and break up fibrotic tissue
  • Help prevent potential risk of future
    infections
  • Prevent re-accumulation of lymph in the
    affected body part
  • Train individuals in a home program for
    self-management of lymphedema
  • Provide access to community education
    and support resources

The Intermountain Lymphedema Clinic is staffed by trained lymphedema therapists who are certified by the Lymphology Association of North America — a recognized national leader in lymphatic research. Therapists, you, and your physician determine a treatment plan best suited to your time, travel, finances, and physical condition.

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