May 09, 2011 - 9:48 pm
I asked my ENT surgeon if some sort of massage therapy might be beneficial to post operative healing in my case. He recommended I see a lymphadema specialist. Now, he hadn't volunteered that I should do this, I brought up the massage suggestion myself. This makes me think that he doesn't think I'm having any problem with Lymphadema. My intention was maybe helping nerve function recover and reducing post-op swelling.
Has anyone who has undergone a neck disection and/or thyroid surgery had any problem with Lymphedema?
Does anyone know what the incidence rate of post neck disection Lymphedema is?