LVA Supermicrosurgery

(lymphatico-venous bypass or anastomosis)

LVA Supermicrosurgery Treatment  also known as Supermicrosurgery, involves connection of tiny lymphatic vessel with the small vein under the skin of lymphoedema-affected extremity. Vessels are less than 0.8mm in size and apart from exceptional skills, this procedure involves very sophisticated ICG technology integrated into supermicroscope with hig-power magnification as well as supermicrosurgical instruments. This surgery can be done as a day-case or overnight stay procedure through minimal incisions and very small scar. It is suitable for early stage lymphoedema.

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Before and After LVA Supermicrosurgery

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Before right leg LVA and after LVA procedure – significant reduction in volume achieved with patient free of any compressive garment

Before and after left hand lymphoedema-patient could not wear her wedding ring but had to find a much bigger replacement ring. Following LVA procedure swelling disappeared, and she could put on her wedding ring again 

LVA Supermicrosurgery: Frequently asked questions

Please use the below list of frequently asked question and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or would like to discuss this procedure.

The length of hospital stay after LVA (Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis) surgery can vary depending on individual factors such as the extent of the procedure, the patient’s overall health, and the specific protocols of the medical facility. However, in many cases, patients may only need to stay in the hospital for a short period, typically ranging from a few hours to one or two days. This short duration is often possible because LVA surgery is minimally invasive and does not typically require extensive post-operative monitoring or recovery time in the hospital. After discharge, patients may be advised to follow specific post-operative care instructions and attend follow-up appointments as recommended by their healthcare provider.

The size of the scar from LVA (Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis) Supermicrosurgery can vary depending on factors such as the individual’s healing process, the specific technique used by the surgeon, and the location of the surgery. However, LVA Supermicrosurgery is generally associated with smaller scars compared to traditional lymphatic surgeries due to its minimally invasive nature and the use of advanced microsurgical techniques. The scars are typically small and may fade over time, although individual results may vary. It’s important to consult with a qualified surgeon for specific information about the potential size and appearance of scars associated with LVA Supermicrosurgery.

Goal is to reduce or cure existing lymphoedema and/or reduce chances of further progression of swelling. Suitability is decided by ICG imaging before the surgery.

LVA (Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis) supermicrosurgery is typically not considered a painful procedure. It involves connecting lymphatic vessels to nearby veins to bypass damaged or blocked lymphatic vessels, thus improving lymphatic drainage. Since the procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia, patients usually do not experience pain during the surgery itself.

However, it’s normal to experience some discomfort or mild pain in the days following the procedure as the body heals. This discomfort can usually be managed with pain medications prescribed by the surgeon. Overall, while there may be some discomfort associated with the recovery process, LVA supermicrosurgery is not generally considered a highly painful procedure.

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