Scripps Surgeon Is First to Perform New Cancer-Related Procedure in Region

Microsurgery done to treat lymphedema on cancer survivor

Dr. Manish Champaneria, plastic surgeon at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and Scripps Clinic.

Dr. Manish Champaneria, Plastic Surgery, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, Scripps Clinic.

Microsurgery done to treat lymphedema on cancer survivor

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

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