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Lymphedema Services

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Lymphedema Services

Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid that creates swelling in the arms, leg, face, neck, abdomen or genitals. In the United States, lymphedema is most often caused by cancer-related interventions.

In conjunction with Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center's Physical Therapy Department provides complete decongestive therapy (CDT), a comprehensive treatment for lymphedema that includes:

  • Initial assessment – a physical therapist considers the patient’s symptoms, medical needs and lifestyle to determine the most appropriate and effective therapy

  • Manual lymphatic drainage – gentle massage techniques designed to stimulate lymphatic vessels and promote the flow of lymph fluid

  • Compression bandaging – promotes lymph drainage and prevents fluid re-accumulation

  • Exercise – promotes muscle and joint motions and helps improve lymphatic circulation

  • Skin care – instruction in the importance of thorough skin care

  • Compression garment fitting – a support garment is custom fitted to each patient to help maintain the reduction of swelling

  • Follow-up care – progress is regularly monitored to ensure management of symptoms

Follow these steps to get started:

  • Obtain a written prescription for lymphedema therapy from your physician
  • Call Overlook Medical’s Rehabilitation Services Department to schedule a lymphedema assessment
  • Contact your insurance company to determine your benefits; we will be happy to assist with any necessary paperwork
  • Once you have scheduled an appointment with us, an information packet will be mailed to you; we recommend that you review this packet prior to your first visit

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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