St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Lymphedema Program

Contact: (512) 901-1750

The goal of the Lymphedema Program is to improve patients' quality of life and reduce complications that can result from this condition. Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system is compromised, resulting in the accumulation of lymphatic fluids in tissue, most often in the arms and legs. This condition can occur after cancer surgery, radiation therapy, trauma or infection; hereditary factors may also play a role. Lymphedema can be painful, result in a loss of mobility and cause other complications.

Individualized care for each patient may include lymph drainage, compression bandaging, remedial exercises, support garments, and home management training with proper skin care, exercise and diet instructions.

The Lymphedema Program features:

  • Advanced imaging services to evaluate lymphatic function
  • Individualized treatment protocols using the latest physiotherapeutic techniques
  • Comprehensive decongestive therapy incorporating manual drainage, compression, exercise, skin care and patient education
  • Certified Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Physical Therapists
  • Surgical treatment when medically indicated

Treatments and Conditions

  • Complete Decongestive Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Massage
  • Pneumatic Pumps
  • Compression Wrapping
  • Patient self-care and maintenance education

Wound Care Services at St. David's HealthCare

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St. David's
North Austin Medical Center

12221 N. Mopac Expwy.
Austin, TX 78758
Telephone: (512) 901-1000
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