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Dr. Erez Dayan
Area of expertise:
  • Lymph node transplant
  • Surgical treatment of lymphedema
  • Lymphaticovenous bypass
  • Liposuction for lymphedema
  • Diagnostic imaging of lymphedema
  • Lipedema
  • Lipolymphedema
  • New product development in lymphedema
Dr. Joseph Dayan
Areas of expertise:
  • Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer
  • LVA (lymphaticovenous anastomosis)
  • Liposuction and Debulking Operations for Lymphedema
  • Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema
  • Lymphatic Imaging and Work-up (including lymphoscintigraphy, MRI/MRL/MRA, ICG Lymphangiography/SPY)
  • Assessing Outcomes in Lymphedema Treatment
Dr. Stanley Rockson
Areas of expertise:
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema prevention
  • Genetics
  • Lymphatic malformations, venous malformations, complex vascular anomalies
  • Protein-losing enteropathy
  • Chylous effusions
  • Impact of systemic disease on lymphatic function
Dr. Jessica Kandel
Areas of expertise:
  • Neonatal and pediatric surgery
  • Congenital and pediatric solid tumors
  • Vascular tumors of infancy and childhood
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Congenital lymphedema
  • Hemangiomas and vascular malformations
Cynthia Shechter
Areas of expertise:
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Lymphedema risk
  • Axillary web syndrome
  • Exercise
  • Air travel
  • Cellulitis/infections
  • Wrapping
  • Compression garments
  • Compression pump use
  • Self MLD
  • Surgical options for lymphedema
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Lifting and risk of exacerbation or developing lymphedema
  • Radiation in relation to lymphedema and motion
  • Evaluation and treatment of lymphedema
Dr. Francine Blei
Areas of expertise:
  • Hemangiomas – infantile, RICH, NICH
  • Syndromic Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations Genetic Aspects of Vascular Anomalies
  • Medical Treatment of Vascular Anomalies
  • Lymphatic Malformations
  • Prenatally diagnosed vascular lesions
  • Primary Lymphedema
  • Hereditary and non-Hereditary Vascular and Lymphatic Syndromes

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