Lymphedema Care

Mercy Medical Center

The team of The Hoffberger Breast Center works in close collaboration with Mercy’s Center for Restorative Therapies to help breast cancer patients manage lymphedema, a commonly occurring condition following breast cancer treatment.

Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of a protein-rich fluid that can cause swelling in the affected region of the body. It is easier to treat in early stages, which is why our team takes a proactive approach to the prevention of lymphedema after cancer treatment.

The Center for Restorative Therapies offers a comprehensive lymphedema treatment program which includes:

  • Experienced, licensed therapists with advanced training
  • Private therapy rooms for patients with lymphedema
  • Comprehensive patient education, beginning in the patient’s pre-operative stage
  • Pre-operative evaluation to obtain baseline measurements
  • Intensive treatment for chronic lymphedema, including specialized massage techniques, compression bandaging and targeted exercises
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The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
Neil Friedman, M.D.

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Dr. Neil Friedman, Director of The Hoffberger Breast Center is one of the most respected breast cancer surgeons in the Baltimore area. He has focused his career on improving treatment options for women with breast cancer.

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