At Oxford Lymphoedema Practice, we take pride in monitoring the outcomes from our surgery. The measurement of successful outcomes depends on each individual patient, and their expectations. We tailor our treatments to the individual, choosing a package of surgical care that is best suited to you.
Publications and presentations
We regularly present the outcomes of our surgery at national and international meetings, meaning they are subject to rigorous review by the World’s top lymphoedema surgeons and physicians. In addition, we have published scientific papers detailing the results of our LVA surgery (as this is the operation we have been doing for longest). The manuscripts can be downloaded from our downloads section, but the results are summarised here:
Quality of life significantly improved in all domains, including appearance, symptoms and mood.
Average decrease in limb volume compared to unaffected arm
of patients were able to stop wearing compression garments
Quality of life significantly improved, especially in function and symptoms
Average 41% decrease in limb volume compared to unaffected leg
24% of patients could reduce or stop compression
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It would be impossible for me to fully explain the difference that the improvement in my Lymphedema has made to my quality of life so far - Thank you!
Please thank Mr Gore who saw me for his very helpful letter, it is good to know that there is somewhere to turn to for clarity on lymphoedema
Without your surgery on my arm I don’t think I could of done this , I climbed Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Day
I think the service you have given me has been the best medical experience I have ever had, the team is very professional but with a really great empathy for the patient which makes one feel very comfortable and cared for.
My left leg is still staying soft and maintaining a good shape. I have noticed a reduction in my thigh area recently just by looking!
The surgery has made a big difference to my mobility, which has enabled me to do things that I want to do. The pain has lessened, which has improved my quality of life. Everyone in the practice I've had contact with has been kind and understanding. They've worked hard to make things better for me.
Many thanks for your wonderful service. You've changed my life by correcting my painful lymphoedema. Coming to see you was the best thing. All my thanks for making such a difference to my and our lives.
Lauren (not her real name) was a 68 year-old retired lady who came to our clinic ten months after completing treatment for breast cancer.
Gill (59 years old) came to us having had breast cancer 2018 and lymphoedema starting in 2020. By the time she saw us in 2021 her right arm was already 13.4% bigger than her left.
“When I was first diagnosed the local lymphoedema nurse told me I'd have to wear compression all day everyday for the rest of my life so this is a big success for me.”