Head and Neck Lymphedema


About the speaker: Roman Skoracki, is the Director of the Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, Division Chief for Oncologic Plastic Surgery at the OSUCCC – James. His focus is on reconstruction for cancer patients, particularly microsurgery and surgical treatment for lymphedema. He is one of a small number of surgeons in the country who perform surgical treatments to relieve lymphedema, has developed several surgical techniques in the field and is one of only a few surgeons’ world-wide treating patients for lymphedema of the head and neck. These micro-vascular surgeries treat symptoms of lymphedema by re-routing lymphatic channels to allow proper fluid drainage or re-introducing lymph nodes to the affected region. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and three book chapters, along with co-editing the textbook Advanced Therapy of Breast Diseases published in 2012 and a textbook on head and neck reconstruction. He has a keen clinical and research interest in lymphedema, a field he has focused on for the past 10 years of his practice. He is currently engaged in multiple clinical trials as well as basic science projects examining lymphedema and its treatment. No bio is available for Brittany Knauss, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA at this time.