• Neurosurgery

    The NeuroSpine Center is a unique specialty clinic with highly trained physicians treating brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions. A normal, active lifestyle can be regained with modern neurosurgery methods. Read More
  • Women's Services

    Many of our women's health services, including classes, women's imaging, lactation services and the Family Birth Center, are conveniently grouped in the Women's Center, a four-story building located on the SAMC campus. Read More
  • Southeast Cancer Center

    A Commission on Cancer approved program, Southeast Cancer Center provides compassionate care for more than 800 newly diagnosed patients each year and cancer patients with ongoing treatment needs. Read More
  • Pain Management

    The Southeast Pain Management Center is a state-of-the-art clinic staffed by physicians board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. We partner with other physicians with an emphasis on wellness. Read More
  • Behavioral Health Services

    SAMC offers a comprehensive array of mental health services, supported by board certified, highly-qualified, private practice, and staff psychiatrists as well as nurses, social workers, psychologists and other clinical specialists. Read More
  • Heart & Vascular

    SAMC has the strongest cardiac care program in the region, ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in patient safety in heart attack treatment and major cardiac, interventional coronary and vascular care. Read More
  • Orthopedic Services

    Our orthopedic program has a strong reputation of providing specialized orthopedic and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages. We offer a specialized program for older patients who suffer fractures from falls. Read More
  • Wound Care Center

    The Wound Care Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We specialize in advanced wound care using a variety of treatments, therapies and support services. Read More
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News

Oct 22 2012

Post-mastectomy lymphedema can occur in the arms and legs. It is a fluid produced by your body's4930PostMastectomyAndLymphedema lymphatic system to fight infection. If the lymph vessels that carry the fluid are missing, impaired, damaged or removed, an abnormal amount of fluid can collect in the tissues of the affected area causing the tissue to swell and become abnormally large. It interferes with wound healing and provides and environment for bacteria to grow which can result in an infection if left untreated. The most effective treatment for lymphedema, which can be done through Occupational Therapy, is complete decongestive physiotherapy. This is a non-invasive, painless technique consisting of manual lymph drainage, exercise, compressive therapy and skin care.