Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 20: Dr Josef Stutz, Dr Mark Smith and Dr Joe Dayan

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE!

Drs Smith and Dayan trained in surgeries with Dr. Josef Stutz in Germany. Dr Stutz developed the use of WAL, Water assisted jet liposuction, specifically for lipedema. Drs Smith and Dayan are co-directors of the Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research and Treatment www.lymph.org They are innovators in developing and performing lymph-node transfer for patients with lymphedema, and since Spring 2013 have been studying and exploring lipedema and treatment options as well, traveling to Germany and training with several of the top experts there. This clip features Dr Stutz explaining aspects of the procedures to Dr Smith and with all three at the end.

The Center of Excellence for Lipedema, part of the Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research and Treatment at Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in Union Sq in New York City is in the process of opening and will begin to offer treatment by Fall 2014.

Comments and feedback most welcome! Remember to spread the word about lipedema. For more info http://www.lipedema-simplified.org

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 19: Dr Joe Dayan and Dr Mark Smith

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE!

After they trained all day in surgeries with Dr. Josef Stutz in Germany, I had the opportunity to informally chat with Drs Mark Smith and Joe Dayan about their experiences with surgery and their collaboration. In addition to performing surgery at Mt Sinai Beth Israel in NYC, they are co-directors of the Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research and Treatment www.lymph.org They are innovators in developing and performing lymph-node transfer for patients with lymphedema, and since Spring 2013 have been studying and exploring lipedema and treatment options as well, traveling to Germany and training with several of the top experts there. Today, this clip features Dr Joe Dayan.

Their Center of Excellence for Lipedema is in the process of being opened and will begin to offer treatment by Fall 2014.

Comments and feedback most welcome! Remember to spread the word about lipedema. For more info http://www.lipedema-simplified.org

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 18: Dr Stefan Rapprich – surgery prep

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Dr. Stefan Rapprich preps a patient with Stage 1 lipoedema for lymph sparing liposuction using tumescence and micro vibrating canulas. This is the first of three procedures for this patient.

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 17: Dr Gerhard Sattler, Dr Mark Smith, and Dr Joe Dayan in Germany

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE!

Dr. Gerhard Sattler established tumescent liposuction in Germany in 1989 and has performed over 10,000 liposuction surgeries over the past 25 years.  His coaching about the intricacies of liposuction specifically for lipedema are invaluable.
WARNING: graphic video from surgery.

Dr Mark Smith (taking the iPhone pictures) & Dr Joe Dayan (standing beside Dr Smith), already experts in the lymphatic system (www.lymph.org) have been studying and learning about lipedema since April 2013. In March 2014, they traveled to Germany to meet and work with several of the top lipedema experts including Dr. Gerhard Sattler, Dr. Stefan Rapprich and Dr. Josef Stutz . Each expert has developed their own approach and is skilled in the intricacies for lymph-sparing liposuction of lipedema. Dr. Stefan Rapprich appears here as observer in this clip. He will be featured tomorrow.

Drs Smith and Dayan are beginning to offer treatment in NYC at Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and are accepting new patients onto a waiting list as they prepare to open their Center of Excellence for Lipedema Treatment.

Comments and feedback most welcome! Remember to spread the word about lipedema. For more info http://www.lipedema-simplified.org

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 16 – Cassandra’s Story (part 1)

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Bad Steben, March 2014

Bad Steben, March 2014

I met Cassandra in Bad Steben, Germany in March when we were both having lymph-sparing liposuction surgery with Dr. Josef Stutz. She has two small children, and her love for them and her husband motivated her to seek a way improve her physical limitations from the lipedema. She has such determination and courage. This is a very short clip from a much longer conversation! Thanks Cassandra!

 

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 15 – We Want to Keep Moving (Netherlands video)

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Though in Dutch (soon to be English and other languages captioned) this video is a great overview of lipedema/lipoedema or lipodem and women’s experiences. Very well done and easy to follow even if you don’t understand Dutch. Congratulations Tatjana van der Krabben and your wonderful cast and crew!

Lipoedeem “Wij willen in beweging blijven”
Lipoedema “We want to keep moving”

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Opportunity to Share your Lipedema Story for Publication!

FOR PUBLICATION!!!

Lipedema Project - for publication

Lipedema Project – for publication

Would you be willing to share your lipedema/lipoedema story in detail? Are you ok for it to be widely published? Are you willing to share photos as well as your story? If your answer is YES, please contact lipedema.project@gmail.com. Send a short essay (1 page) about your experience with lipedema, your process of diagnosis, and then seeking help and answers. Be sure to include what stage lipedema you have, and are you affected by lymphedema. Professional editorial help will be available so don’t worry about your writing skills.

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 14 – Fat legs and all (Australian film)

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This animated film was produced by the Australia group of women who are lipoedema advocates (LASS http://www.lass.org.au). They have done a fabulous job of illustrating the circumferential process women go through to find an answer to this baffling condition.

Comments and feedback most welcome! Remember to spread the word about lipedema. For more info http://www.lipedema-simplified.org

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 13 – Profile: Prof. Dr. Manuel Cornely

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Prof. Dr. Manuel Cornely has been performing lymph-sparing liposuction for lipedema for many years. He has Kliniks in both Düsseldorf and Cologne Germany.

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 12 – Profile: Dr. Stefan Rapprich

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE!

Dr Steffan Rapprich has been performing liposuction for lipedema/ lipoedema for over 20 years in Darmstadt & Sonthofen Germany. Dr Jeffrey Klein originated the tumescence procedure for liposuction in the US, and it was brought to Germany by Dr Gerhard Sattler. As more patients appeared with lipoedema, Dr Rapprich, who at the time was working with Dr Sattler, adapted his style and techniques to treat the specifics of lipoedema. Germany is the epicenter for treatment for lipedema/ lipoedema, in part because of their sophisticated study and understanding of the lymphatic system. Procedures were developed to protect this very delicate system in patients during liposuction procedures. Dr Rapprich has been training doctors in Germany in these techniques for many years.

Comments and feedback most welcome! Remember to spread the word about lipedema. For more info http://www.lipedema-simplified.org

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