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Lymphedema Clinic

As part of our comprehensive approach, Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates houses a Lymphedema Clinic at our Jefferson Hills and Jeannette locations. There, a certified lymphedema therapist works alongside patients to manage and treat lymphedema through complete decongestive therapy (CDT), a holistic two-phase program.

Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema is treated through complete decongestive therapy (CDT), a two-phase treatment program that begins with an active phase working with a lymphedema therapist, followed by a maintenance phase.
Phase 1 – Active treatment under the direction of a lymphedema therapist includes:​
  • Manual Lymph Drainage (also known as lymphatic massage)
  • Multi-Layer Compression Bandaging
  • Exercise
  • Meticulous Nail & Skin Care
  • Self-Management Training
Phase 2 – Self-Guided maintenance includes:
  • Compression Therapy
  • Compression Pump Use
  • At Home Compression Routine