Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Joseph Dayan discusses his pioneering work on vascularized lymph node transfer: a microsurgical procedure that has been highly effective in reversing lymphedema and the subject of much interest among major cancer centers around the country. 

Target Audience

Physicians who wish to learn more about the latest microsurgical treatment for lymphedema.

  • Physicians: Breast surgeons, gynecological oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Residents and Medical students

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the challenges in the treatment of lymphedema
  • Recognize the consequences of chronic lymphedema
  • Describe the concept of vascularized lymph node transfer
  • Recognize objective means to assess outcome of surgery
  • Identify the role of surgery in this otherwise progressive disease

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Beth Israel Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. 

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:
Joseph Dayan, MD


Joseph Dayan, MD

Joseph Dayan, MD Joseph Dayan, MD is a plastic surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Dayan is fellowship trained in reconstructive microsurgery including breast and head & neck cancer reconstruction, facial reanimation, and surgery for lymphedema.
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