The Team

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

Experienced in Serving International Lymphedema Patients

The Team - Ming-Huei Cheng, M.D., FACS

Ming-Huei Cheng, M.D., FACS

Dr. Cheng is listed among the most sought-after surgeons in the reconstructive microsurgery field. He has been invited as a visiting professor to more than 30 world-renowned medical centers in the United States and other countries. He has authored a total of 233 peer-reviewed papers, 41 book chapters, and edited one lymphedema textbook (Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery, 2016, Elsevier). There is a total of 6,815 citations of his publications with the h-index of 44 at the Google Scholar on February 11, 2019. He is the pioneer of the vascularized lymph node transfer for treatment of the breast and gynecological cancer-related lymphedema and the author of 54 SCI papers and 16 book chapters in the field of lymphedema microsurgery. He has 20 patents including one US patent of the Device for “Draining Lymph into Vein,” which is the innovation to solve the extremity lymphedema problem without donor site morbidity. He is the section editor of Annals Surgical Oncology and editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal Surgical Oncology, Microsurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.

In summary, Dr. Cheng is an internationally recognized surgeon-scientist, specialized in the lymphedema microsurgery. Since 2000, he founded the center for lymphedema microsurgery.

The Team - Sung Yu Chu, M.D.

Sung Yu Chu, M.D.

Dr. Sung Yu Chu is a board-certified radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. He is an expert in organ transplantation imaging, vascular and lymphatic imaging, and interventional radiology. Dr. Chu is currently working as an instructor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology of Taiwan Radiological Society.

The Team - Yen-Ling Huang, M.D.

Yen-Ling Huang, M.D.

Dr. Yen-Ling Huang is a board-certified radiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention. She is specialized in women’s imaging and intervention including breast and gynecologic oncologic imaging.

The Team - Wen-Hui Chan, M.D.

Wen-Hui Chan, M.D.

Dr. Wen-Hui Chan is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in ultrasonography, lymphatic imaging, hepatobiliary imaging and intervention.

The Team - Chieh Lin, M.D.

Chieh Lin, M.D.

Dr. Lin is a board-certified radiologist and nuclear medicine doctor. Her specialization encompasses the whole-body PET and MR imaging in lymphoid malignancy, which includes lymphoma and myeloma.

The Team - Tung-Yang Yu, M.D.

Tung-Yang Yu, M.D.

Dr. Tung-Yang Yu is an attending physician of Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is specialized in upper and lower lymphedema rehabilitation and in charge of complex decongestive therapy.

The Team - Sui Huei Lian

Sui Huei Lian

Mrs. Sui Huei Lian is a senior physical therapist. She has been working on the complex decongestive therapy for extremity lymphedema for over 20 years.

The Team - Mei-Sui Cheng, R.N.

Mei-Sui Cheng, R.N.

Mei-Sui is the nursing specialist at the Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The Team - Miffy Chia-Yu Lin

Miffy Chia-Yu Lin

Miffy Chia-Yu Lin, a Ph.D. candidate, is the lymphedema coordinator at the Center of Lymphedema Microsurgery. She is the contact person for patients to book consultations with Dr. Cheng. She can be contacted by phone, email, or WhatsApp. She is extremely knowledgeable in treating lymphedema patients and committed to strive for the continuous improvement of lymphedema care and treatment. She has been working at the center for over a decade. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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The Team - Lymphedema Center


International Medical Center Members

Eunice Liao, Lanny Pai, Grace Hsieh, Nicole Chang, and Ting Tai-Feng are our overseas patient coordinators who have long experience in catering to patients of the International Medical Center. They pay detailed attention to every patient’s personal background and medical history.

The Team - International Medical Center


Taiwan‘s overall quality of healthcare is one of best in the world according to the best affordability and quality
The Team - International Medical Center

The Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan is internationally recognized for its cutting-edge technology and academic excellence in reconstructive microsurgery. The Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery won the Gold Plate of Symbols National Quality (Safety and Quality) in 2010. It is one of the renown institutions of the Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery in the world that concentrates on lymphedema management for both primary cancer-related lymphedemas. Its leading innovation in lymphedema treatments with vascularized lymph node flap transfer has helped innumerable lymphedema patients recover from this disease and resume quality of life.

For over 18 years, the Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery has led and been well known for the technology of microsurgically transferring the vascularized lymph node flap to the lymphedema limb. The transferred lymph node flap is vascularized with effective lymphatic drainage by acting as an motor pumping lymph fluids back to the venous system. The vascularized lymph node flap works continuously. The edematous status is progressively improved with the catchment and gravity effects. This preeminent, unique technique globally not only attracts patients for treatments, but also microsurgeons who desire to learn this technique.

Features of Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery

The Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery is staffed with well-trained, certified nurses for intensive postoperative flap monitoring and post-microsurgery care to ensure the best post-operative outcomes.

The Team of the Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery includes:

  • Microsurgical plastic surgeons
  • Breast surgeons
  • Gynecologists
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiologists
  • Nurses of reconstructive microsurgery
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Coordinators

The Center for Lymphedema Microsurgery offers:

  • Primary lymphedema
  • Upper limb lymphedema following breast cancer treatment
  • Lower limb lymphedema following gynecological cancer treatment
  • Lower lymphedema presented after trauma or other surgeries

Our coordinators will:

  • Help you find the most appropriate medical specialist
  • Arrange physical appointments and virtual consultations
  • Assist you with your travel arrangements*.
  • Arrange transportation services, such as airport pick-up*.
  • Make hotel reservations for extended stays*.
  • Offer financial counseling
  • Arrange religious/cultural visits to suit your needs

* Please note that travel expenses must be self-covered.

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