Our clinic treats patients with lymphedema based on the medical data that have been accumulated to date. We perform conservative treatment, such as compression therapy, and surgical procedures in an integrated manner, and also focus on building evidence. In cases where intensive conservative treatment is needed, we may refer patients to our affiliated health care providers or clinics. International patients who cannot have tests or examinations in their home country may do them in Japan.
(Note) Please treat DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and cellulitis first, before a patient travels to Japan.
If you have patients with lymphedema, please try to perform as many of the laboratory tests and examinations listed below as possible prior to referral to us. That will help us provide efficient care to the patients at our clinic. In addition, if any abnormalities are found in these tests or examinations, it will be preferable for you to advise the patient in question to see an internist, vascular surgeon, and so on prior to visiting us.
(1) Blood test: Blood counts, albumin, liver function, renal function, thyroid gland function, lipids, glucose, coagulability, infection (HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, etc.)
(2) Chest X-ray
(4) Ultrasound examination of leg veins or CT scans of the legs
(5) ABI (Ankle Brachial Index)
(6) Lymph scintigraphy