Dr. Marga is a board certified Plastic Surgeon with additional training as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She is the Founder of the National Institute of Lymphology and serves as a Medical Advisor to the Norton School. Dr. Marga promotes the the highest standard of lymphedema care for surgical patients nationwide.
Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer VLNTx℠ can be preformed as an isolated reconstructive procedure to the arm or leg OR combined with a DIEP flap breast reconstruction. When combined with a DIEP flap, only one arterial and venous reconstruction is required in 80% of patients with 20% requiring both a.) a deep inferior epigastric artery and vein to internal mammary artery and vein anastamoses, and b.) a superficial circumflex artery and vein to thoracodorsal artery and vein (or their associated perforators) anastamoses.