Oxford Lymphoedema Service
There is no cure for Lymphoedema or Lipoedema, but with the right treatment the symptoms can be improved and managed well. We can offer advice, treatments and education, and support patients to self-manage their condition.
What is Lymphoedema?
It can be caused by many different reasons.
What is Lipoedema?
When is the Lymphoedema service available?
What happens after I am referred to the Lymphoedema service?
The appointment time for your first visit will be between one to two hours. The nurse will ask about your medical history and your symptoms and how your condition affects you. The nurse will examine you to assess the area of swelling.
A treatment plan will be advised and may involve one or a combination of treatments such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, compression garments, bandaging, pneumatic pump or Kinesiotape.
The nurse will discuss and advise on skin care, exercise and any lifestyle changes that may help to manage the Lymphoedema or Lipoedema.
Following your first visit and assessment any further follow up appointments will be approximately three quarters of an hour long.
The amount of appointments needed may vary dependent on treatment, but the aim is to be able to continue self-management at home.
How can I be referred to the Lymphoedema service?
Referrals can be made by using our referral form on this website and sent to our clinic email or they can be electronically sent by your GP through our Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.
For more about making a referral to any Sobell House service, please see our make a referral page here.