Dr. Chris Schneider is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who also specializes in microsurgery. He is a native Texan who is proud to return home to the Lone Star State after nearly a decade of intense surgical training.
What is the lymphovenous bypass technique?
A small microscope is employed during lymphovenous bypass surgery to assess the patient’s lymphatic drainage system and find areas where it can be improved. Microsurgery is then used with specialized instruments to create bypasses, allowing the lymphatic fluid to flow past blockages. Lymphovenous bypass surgery can bring much-needed relief to the regions heavily affected by lymphedema.