Manish Champaneria, MD, a plastic surgeon at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and Scripps Clinic, recently performed the first vascular lymph node transfer on a breast cancer survivor in the San Diego region. The Del Mar Times covered the story. The microsurgical procedure was done to treat lymphedema, a common side effect of breast cancer treatment.
Dr. Champaneria also recently explained how the procedure works on KUSI.
Read the story in the Del Mar Times: Scripps physician scores surgical first in region
Watch the segment on KUSI: New treatment for common breast cancer side effect