Say Goodbye to Compression Garments after Dr. Cheng’s Lymphedema Microsurgery

Congratulation! The Spanish version of Lymphedema Surgery textbook has been published

April 30th, 2022


It is my privilege to announce the Spanish version of our Lymphedema Surgery textbook has been published. I would like to give special thanks to the publisher, Elsevier, and the translation team for their dedication and hard work to make this book accessible to a broader readership. For details and ordering, please visit the publisher's websites: ... Read More


Primary lymphedema related managements paper was published in the Journal Surgical Oncology

April 30th, 2022


I couldn’t be happier to kick off the lunar new year (Tiger Year) with the online publication of our paper “Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis in primary lymphedema patients who underwent vascularized lymph node transplantations” in the Journal of SURGICAL ONCOLOGY. Over eight years of data were collected, validated, and analyzed. This research has set milestones for the first HITT in the vascularized lymph node transplantations for primary extremity lymphedema. The vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thromb... Read More


Birthday Greeting Video

February 15th, 2021


Thank you very much, Profs. Koshima, Chang, Safa, Hong, Masia, Patel, Tzou, Chuang, Kao, Tsai and Wei, Tommy, Olivia, Johannes, Ines, and good friends and colleagues! It is so touched! ... Read More


Thank you for your trust!

February 15th, 2021


I just wanted to express my gratitude to two international patients who traveled from Canada and Sweden to undergo vascularized lymph node transfer at CGMH during the pandemic. Both suffered severe primary lymphedema for more than a decade. I appreciate their entrusting me with their care and allowing my team to get their health back on track. Not only there’s a significant reduction in the size of their lymphedematous limbs after the surgery; both no longer need to wear compression garments postoperatively which enormousl... Read More


Congratulation! The 2nd Edition of Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery was Published

February 15th, 2021


I am extremely excited to share the great news that the 2nd edition of Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery was published by Elsevier on February 1. Eight all-new chapters were added for covering primary lymphedema treatment, diagnostic tools of lymphoscintigraphy and indocyanine green lymphography, and immediate lymphatic reconstruction. This is one of the most referenced textbooks on lymphedema microsurgery. My sincere appreciation for Drs. David Chang, Ketan Patel, and all the honorable co-authors’ time and ded... 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 ... Read More


Congratulation! Papers Published in the Journal Surgical Oncology

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 p... Read More


Lower Extremity Lymphedema Patient by Mr. Sassan from Iran

December 22nd, 2019


I would like to extend a big thank you to Dr. Cheng and his wonderful team at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Their attention to details to ensure my surgery was a success was second to none. I had never seen anything like this before. I am lost for words. Dr. Cheng, thank you for giving me my life back. I will be indebted to you for the rest of my life. You're a lifesaver! ... Read More


Congratulation! Two Papers Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

November 15th, 2019


I feel so happy and humbled to share the great news that two research papers were recently published in the October Issue at Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Global Open and Plastic Surgery (SAGE Journals). The first paper was to validate the accuracy of the manual tape measurement that is reproducible and proven by the CT morphomics analysis for lymphedema extremity. The second one was to differentiate the process between arterial and venous occlusion using laser Doppler Flowmetry in a free tissue transfer. It is solely beca... Read More


Raises Breast Reconstruction Awareness in October

October 16th, 2019


It was a great pleasure and honor to share my journey as a surgeon of breast constructions at the grand round of our Department at CGMH this morning. A one-hour recap of my surgical publications (40 SCI papers, 7 book chapters, and 1 book), approaches, techniques, and outcomes of autologous and implant-based breast reconstructions, and a future outlook was presented to the audience. Patient satisfaction and improved life quality are always essential for my surgical results. With strong support from many local organizations, ... Read More

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