Lymphoedema clinic

The lymphoedema clinic is a specialist nurse-led service supporting patients with lymphoedema or lipoedema.

There is no cure for lymphoedema or lipoedema, but with the right treatment the symptoms can be improved and well-managed. Through our lymphoedema clinic, we offer advice and education, treatments, and support patients to self-manage their condition.

What is lymphoedema?
Lymphoedema is a build-up of lymph fluid that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. This occurs if the lymph nodes and lymph vessels that carry the lymph fluid away are not working properly. It can affect any part of the body from head and neck to feet and toes. There are many causes of lymphoedema.
What is lipoedema?

Lipoedema is a condition where abnormal fat cells cause excess fatty tissue. It commonly affects hips and legs, but can affect arms as well. Lipoedema can be very painful and mainly affects women.

When is the lymphoedema service available?

The service is available Monday to Friday with evening clinics.

For more information, please visit the Oxford University Hospitals palliative care hub.