Lymph surgery special consultation

The options for reconstructive lymphatic surgery for various lymphatic diseases such as lymphoedema, chylothorax and seroma are clarified in the consultation. The aim is to determine the best possible treatment for the patient's individual situation through detailed examinations and advice.

In our special consultation for reconstructive lymphatic surgery, the procedure is carried out in several steps. Through this structured process, we want to ensure that you receive the best possible care and find the right therapy for you.

  1. Initial consultation: Your symptoms and medical history will be discussed in detail during a detailed consultation and clinical examination. We want to fully understand your situation so that we can offer you the best possible treatment.
  2. Planning further investigations and diagnostics: If necessary, we will plan additional examinations and refer you to specialized clinics and institutes (e.g. angiology clinic, physiotherapy, occupational therapy). Possible diagnostics include MR lymphography, ultrasound or ICG lymphangiography to obtain an accurate picture of your disease.
  3. Determining the next steps: Together with you, we discuss the possible next steps and determine the next steps. Your wishes and concerns are particularly important to us.

What do I need to bring to the initial consultation?

Please bring the following documents with you for your first consultation:

  • Your current insurance card
  • Your personal ID card
  • Documents on previous preliminary investigations
  • A list of your current medication
  • If lymphatic surgery is planned, an appointment with the lymphological physiotherapist is also required


After the operation, regular check-ups are carried out in our consultation hours (SUED2A) in collaboration with the physiotherapy department. These take place 10-14 days, 3 months, 12 months and 24 months after the procedure. If necessary, additional appointments can be arranged in between.

Intensive physiotherapeutic care is ideally provided before the operation and in the first 3-6 weeks after the procedure to support the healing process and achieve the best possible results.

For patients

You can either register yourself or be referred by your primary care physician, specialist.

Tel. +41 44 255 27 38

Registration and information: 7.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.


For referrering physicians

University Hospital Zurich
Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 27 38

Registration and information: 7.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

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This consultation hour takes place at the following locations:

Consultation room at the USZ Campus

University Hospital Zurich
SUED 2 A outpatient clinic
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Consultation room at USZ Airport

University Hospital Zurich Airport
Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Circle 59
8058 Zurich-Airport

Responsible senior physician

Nicole Lindenblatt, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Vice Director of Department, Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 33 39
Specialties: Microsurgery and supermicrosurgery, Robotic surgery