Dr. Cheng is Affiliated With

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

University of Michigan

American Society of Reconstructive Surgery

American Society of Reconstructive Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

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About Lymphedema Microsurgery

Dr. Cheng has been practicing Lymphedema microsurgery since 2000. He has invented some of the most advanced and effective surgical techniques to treat lymphedema. His ground-breaking innovation of vascularized submental lymph node (VSLN) and vascularized groin lymph node (VGLN) flap transfer to distal recipient site creates a physiologic drainage conduit to alter excess lymphatic fluid buildup and minimize the lymphedema associated side effects of tissue fibrosis and cellulitis. Dr. Cheng’s lymphedema microsurgery outcomes show statistically significant circumferential reduction rates of affected limb circumference and impressive decreases in the episodes of cellulitis on the lymphedematous limb. His practice is the first in the world to immediately release patients from wearing compression garments postoperatively.

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Meet Dr. Cheng

Ming-Huei Cheng MD, MBA, FACS, is a board certified plastic surgeon specialized in reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Ming-Huei Cheng is listed among the most sought-after surgeons in the reconstructive microsurgery field. He has performed more than 2,000 microsurgical cases, including arm and leg reconstructions, head and neck reconstructions, breast reconstructions, extracranial-intracranial arterial bypasses, lymphovenous anastomosis and vascularized lymph node flap transfers. He finished a combined microsurgical and research fellow at Department of Plastic Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas in 1999.

He is a member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery since 2003, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2009, an international member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons since 2012 and became an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at University of Michigan, USA in 2017.


Ming-Huei Cheng MD, MBA, FACS

State-Of-The-Art Surgical Facilities

The Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital is a leading institution that specializes in the advancement of lymphedema management for cancer-related lymphedemas. Winner of the Gold Plate of Symbols National Quality (Safety and Quality) in 2010, the Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery is internationally renowned for its cutting-edge technology and excellence in reconstructive microsurgery.

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Dr.Cheng’s Academic Journey for Lymphedema Microsurgery

Dr.Cheng’s Academic Journey


Dr.Cheng gave A Virtual Visiting Professor Lecture at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

August 12th, 2020

I have appreciated the opportunity to give a virtual visiting professor lecture for UCLA today. It brought back memories of the training I took with Dr. William Shaw for one month in 1999. Today’s course is a general introduction of lymphedema microsurgery that covers topics including clinical evaluation, image diagnosis, lymphatic severity grading, VLNT, and LVA patient selection, surgical techniques, long-term outcomes, and mechanism of vascularized lymph node transfer. I wanted to thank Drs. Andrew Da Lio… Read More

Dr.Cheng Presented at The 2020 Virtual Duke Flap Course

August 2nd, 2020

Feel so privileged to be part of the renowned training program with many amazing and talented surgical experts at the 2020 Virtual Duke Flap Course. A wonderful experience to share my presentation of “Vascularized Lymph Node Flap” and especially a breakout discussion panel with Dr. David Song on lymphedema treatments…. Read More

Congratulation! New Paper Published in The Journal of Microsurgery

July 15th, 2020

Congratulation to Dr. Tiffany Ting-Fong Liu! It is great to share a new publication entitled “Lymphedema microsurgery improved outcomes of pediatric primary extremity lymphedema” in the Journal of Microsurgery. This article highlights the significant improvement of pediatric primary extremity lymphedema using either vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) or lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA). 85% of pediatric primary extremity lymphedema required a VLNT rather than LVA to achieve an optimal outcome and satisfactory quality of life. Please find out more… Read More

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