Achieving maximal edema reduction before lymphatic microsurgery is important for the best surgical outcomes. Professor Corradino Campisi, along with his son Dr. Corrado Campisi, are pioneers in lymphatic microsurgery, and patients travel to the Campisi Clinic in Genoa, Italy, from all over the world for multiple lymphatic-venous anastomosis (MLVA) surgery as well as other procedures.
In preparation for MLVA surgery at the Campisi Clinic, each patient undergoes intensive inpatient decongestive therapy to maximally reduce edema volume before surgery.
At this webinar, we’ll hear firsthand from Dr. Corrado Campisi about the Campisi Method for MLVA surgery. We’ll also learn from Elena Parodi, lead lymphedema therapist at the Campisi Clinic, about a new clinical trial showing the benefits of advanced intermittent pneumatic compression (Lympha Press® Optimal Plus) when added to conservative decongestive therapy methods of prehab in preparation for MLVA surgery.
About our Speakers
Corrado Campisi, MD, PhD, MRM, graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Genoa. Specialized in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery from 2009 to 2014, he obtained a PhD in Experimental Surgery and Microsurgery at the Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, in Timisoara, Romania; he is also a member of the European Society of Lymphology and the International Society of Lymphology.
Elena Parodi, PT, COMT, CMPT, is a physiotherapist who studied at Genoa University in Italy before joining the Campisi Clinic in 2021. At the clinic, she works with a team of doctors, physiotherapists, podologists, and nurses to give the best lymphedema treatment to their patients. Elena began her career in sports, working for the Italian football society Genoa C.F.C. as well as a gym for artistic gymnastics during her studies.
Since joining the Campisi Clinic, Elena has become involved in the scientific studies performed inside the clinic, and traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2022 National Lymphedema Network Conference to present the paper, “Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Improves Outcomes Before Lymphatic Surgery for Lower Limb Lymphedema: A Pilot Study.” Elena also became certified in orthopaedic manual therapy in 2022.
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