Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema Therapy at University Hospitals Improves Drainage and Healing

Expert therapists at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s rehabilitation services offer lymphedema management for patients with a build-up of fluid due to damage or blockage within the lymphatic system, sometimes caused by cancer or cancer treatments.

After surgery and radiation, many patients experience swelling in their extremities, head and neck, or genitals. UH therapists reduce swelling and promote better lymphatic drainage by using techniques such as:

  • Compression bandaging
  • Education
  • Exercise
  • Manual lymphatic drainage

Combined Therapy Offers Optimum Benefits

Using massage, bandaging, exercise and education, therapists with advanced training and certification combine therapies to decrease swelling in a limb with lymphedema. This therapy is also called complex decongestive therapy.

Convenient Locations

Appointments for lymphedema therapy can be made at one of the following locations:

Bolwell Health Center

11100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 4100
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Appointment scheduling: 216-844-7868
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UH Hudson Health Center

5778 Darrow Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Appointment scheduling: 330-655-5026
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UH Mentor Health Center

9000 Mentor Avenue, Suite 206
Mentor, Ohio 44060
Appointment scheduling: 440-974-4433
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UH Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine – Mandel Jewish Community Center

26001 South Woodland Boulevard
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Appointment scheduling: 216-285-7868
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UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Road, Suite 3100
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Appointment scheduling: 440-250-2040
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