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Comprehensive Lymphedema Management in Albany, Georgia

The Phoebe Lymphedema Clinic in Albany, Georgia provides a comprehensive lymphedema management program for patients in Southwest Georgia.

Our specially trained physical therapists begin with a thorough assessment, including the patient's:

  • Medications
  • Skin integrity
  • Medical history
  • Range of motion
  • Chief complaints
  • Functional limitations
  • Limb girth measurements

Based on this assessment and the doctor's recommendations, the therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan. Treatment includes therapies to alleviate the immediate problems, then long-term strategies to manage the condition and avoid flare-ups. Our therapists work with each patient to produce the maximum possible recovery.

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is swelling caused by fluid retention in the arms and legs.

There are many causes of lymphedema:

  • Injury
  • Scarring
  • Hereditary
  • Surgical removal of lymph nodes
  • Some types of cancer treatments

Lymphedema is commonly thought of as a woman's disease, but men can also be affected.

Lymphedema is manageable!

Lymphedema can be disfiguring, but it doesn't have to be. There is help for those suffering its effects, and the earlier treatment is started, the better the prognosis for recovery. 


To learn more, call the Lymphedema Clinic at Phoebe Northwest at (229) 312-8700.

For more information about cancer treatment options or to schedule an appointment, please call the Phoebe Cancer Center at 1-800-490-0684.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.