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 Presented at 2020 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting

January 22th, 2020

Very happy to have managed to attend the 2020 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting at Marriott Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is such an inspirational multi-disciplinary platform for preeminent microsurgeons and scholars from all over the world to exchange and share the best practices and renowned techniques of their specialization. I presented “VLNT for upper limb lymphedema” as a panelist at the American Association of Hand Surgery and “What is new in Lymphedema surgery”… Read More

Congratulation! Papers Published in the Journal Surgical Oncology

December 29th, 2019

I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Stephen Sener of Journal Surgical Oncology, and the co-guest editors Ketan Patel, David W Chang, Jaume Masia, and Isao Koshima, for the publications of supplement issue of the 8th World Symposium for Lymphedema Surgery in Volume 121, Issue 1, Journal Surgical Oncology, January 2020. My heartfelt thanks for the dedication, hard work, and contributions to our fellows, residents, colleagues and research team. Without support from all of you, this superlative… Read More

Lymphedema Microsurgery Team was Awarded the 16 th National Innovation Award by Research Center for Biotechnology and Medicine Policy, 2019

December 08th, 2019

I want to express my sincere appreciation and hearty congratulation to our Lymphedema Microsurgery Team for winning the first place of Clinical Innovation Group at the 16th National Innovation Award by Research Center for Biotechnology and Medicine Policy, 2019. We are truly humbled and honored to receive this award. It particularly recognized our work and research in lymphedema and it’s an amazing feeling of getting acknowledged for the efforts that we put in lymphedema microsurgery over the past 20 years. It is appropriately… Read More

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