photo: Colorado Chapter Co-Chairs Angela Marquez and Marie Apodaca
guest blog by Marie Apodaca
On Tuesday, we were excited and honored to attend the "South Metro Lymphedema Group" meeting in Centennial, Colorado. This was an extremely informative meeting. Lymphedema surgeons, Lily Daniali, MD. and Benson Pulikkottil, MD., discussed different types of surgeries for the prevention, treatment, and improvement of lymphedema and lipedema. Surgeons Pulikkottil and Daniali are working to bring a lymphedema center to Colorado! These are exciting times!
The speakers went onto great detail and showed video and slide presentations about lymphedema surgical options they provide at Swedish Medical which is the hospital they work at, here in Colorado.
Below are the dates and contact info for the South Metro Lymphedema Group (cross posted on the LE&RN Colorado Chapter page):
SOUTH METRO LYMPHEDEMA GROUP
Meeting Location/Organizer: Oncology Rehab
7180 E. Orchard Avenue, Suite 103
Centennial, CO 80111
Anticipated dates for 2017
April 18-Lymphedema Surgeons Lily Daniali, MD and Benson Pulikkottil, MD
Surgery for Prevention, Treatment, and Improvement of Lymphedema
June 15-Samantha Cuevas of Promed/A Personal Touch Boutique
September 12-Judy Culbertson, PT, CLT
Lymphedema Update on Research and Treatment
November 7-The South Metro Lymphedema Group Committee Members
Panel Discussion on Compliance and Self-care Routines
Currently, there are two support groups that meet in Colorado, each meeting four times a year. Angela and I will be trying to attend each of those.