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Lymphedema Clinic

As part of our comprehensive approach, Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates houses a Lymphedema Clinic at our Jefferson Hills and Jeannette locations.  There, a certified lymphedema therapist works alongside patients to manage and treat lymphedema through complete decongestive therapy (CDT), a holistic two-phase program.

Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema is treated through complete decongestive therapy (CDT), a two-phase treatment program that begins with an active phase working with a lymphedema therapist, followed by a maintenance phase. 

Phase 1 - Active treatment under the direction of a lymphedema therapist includes:​

  • Manual Lymph Drainage (also known as lymphatic massage)

  • Multi-Layer Compression Bandaging

  • Exercise

  • Meticulous Nail & Skin Care

  • Self-Management Training

Phase 2 - Self-Guided maintenance includes: 

  • Compression Therapy

  • Compression Pump Use

  • At Home Compression Routine

Call 412-469-1500