Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis

Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) describes a method of directly connecting the lymphatic vessels in the affected area of the body to the tiny veins nearby. This allows the excess lymphatic fluid to drain directly into the vein and be returned to the body’s natural circulation.

It can usually be performed as a daycase procedure with the patient returning home the day of the surgery.

LVA surgery is an effective solution in patients with very early stages of lymphedema, without any fibrosis and sclerosis of the remaining lymphatic vessels, and lifetime garments are prescribed.

Anne Dancey

I hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions or require a little more information then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Anne Dancey

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon FRCS(Plast), MBChB(Hons), MMedSci(Hons) and MCh(Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice)

Crisalix 3D Body Imaging

A very fulfilling experience with great results, I couldn’t be happier with my body and wished I had done it years ago.

ES (Stafford), 17 Nov 2017