CentraState’s Lymphedema Program is one of only a few programs in New Jersey that is recognized by the National Lymphedema Network. It is staffed by specially trained lymphedema therapists, who are certified by the Lymphology Association of North America. Our therapists design a personalized treatment plan for the patients and educate them about their condition.
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid between cells that causes swelling, most often in the arms and legs. Occasionally other parts of the body may be affected as well. This condition can develop when lymphatic channels that normally carry lymph fluid are impaired or missing (primary lymphedema), or when these channels are damaged or surgically removed (secondary lymphedema).
While lymphedema is often a chronic, progressive condition, it is highly treatable and manageable with proper care. The gold standard of treatment to-date is complete decongestive therapy (CDT). This consists of manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, proper skin care and diet, use of compression garments, remedial exercises, and directed self-care.
For more information about Centrastate's Lymphedema Program, call (732) 294-2700. Our program is now available in Freehold, Monroe, and Jackson.