Lymphedema is usually contributed to an obstruction of the lymphatic system, an important part of your immune and circulatory systems, with signs that include swelling of the limbs, usually affecting one of either and in a few cases both limbs. The obstruction (s) prevents the lymph fluid from draining properly. When the fluid accelerates the swelling persists, worsening over time without treatment. John A.P. Rimmer, MD, a highly rated general surgeon whose practice focuses on breast health, offers state of the art lymphedema testing in Boca Raton, Florida.

Initially, lymphedema usually manifests through a slight swelling and during the early stages elevating the afflicted limb can help the swelling go down; unfortunately, it usually begins to swell again. As the lymphedema advances, the positive reaction to elevation decreases and eventually doesn't reduce the swelling any longer. Dr. Rimmer's lymphedema testing in Boca Raton Florida can help you prevent the devastating consequences of this condition.

Currently the most effective and least invasive treatment technique applied to treat lymphedema is Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP), performed by a certified therapist. CDP is comprised of lymph drainage, compression, bandaging, skin care and restorative exercises. After a comprehensive evaluation, this innovative treatment is typically administered 5 times a week for a period of time that is determined by the severity of the lymphedema.

Dr Rimmer's Jupiter, Florida office provides pre-operative lymphedema testing in Boca Raton, Florida for individuals that are dealing with breast cancer surgical procedures. The doctor meets with his patients to take baseline measurements prior to surgery and provides them with the resources they need to reduce their risk of suffering the side effects of lymphedema.

If you are in need of treatment or lymphedema testing in Boca Raton, Florida, call Dr. John Rimmer's office today (561) 748-1242 to arrange a consultation with a doctor that is known for his experience, expertise, communication skills and compassionate care.