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Canada hospital performs rare surgery to prevent lymphedema

British Columbia, Canada (CU)_ A hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, will be the first in the country to conduct a type of microsurgery that aids in the prevention of lymphedema, which is a chronic disease that affects a large proportion of cancer patients. The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre received the first ultra-high magnification microscope and a new camera system in the province earlier this month, both of which are essential to execute the complicated vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) surgery.

Additionally, the hospital’s new equipment will enable it to undertake lymphatic to vein bypass surgeries and further improve its breast health clinic. According to Dr. Imran Ratanshi, the Fraser Health Authority’s chief microsurgeon, the new equipment is…

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