To Improve the Quality of Life After Surgery

Lymphedema, which occurs after the surgical treatment of cancer or radiotherapy, has been garnering attention as an important issue related to activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (QOL) since it develops in the limbs.

I have been specializing in microsurgery, which involves suturing tiny blood vessels of about 0.5 mm using a microscope. By applying this technology, lymphedema, which has been difficult to treat with existing methods alone, has been found to be able to be greatly improved, and I myself have witnessed the effects of this through more than 1,100 cases of surgery.

Lymphedema begins at a stage that is undetectable to the naked eye. By combining surgical treatment with the prevention and early detection of lymphedema using the latest series of tests, I hope that I may be of help to those who are worried about postoperative lymphedema after cancer surgery so that they can continue to have a high level of ADL and QOL.

Akitatsu Hayashi