What do I need to prepare for my first appointment?

To prepare for your first appointment with LK Lymphoedema Centre, we would appreciate that:

  • You arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first appointment time is due to complete some paperwork including a treatment consent form.
  • Bring along your medical practitioner (GP) or specialist contact and referral (if applicable).
  • If applicable, please do bring along any compression garment or aids that you are currently using or have used previously.

What will my first appointment be like?

Our clinician will take your medical history to assess and most importantly, to understand your concern so do feel free to share your journey. During the first appointment with you, she will review any previous or existing appliances e.g. stockings you have used. Importantly, she will also address your concerns and recommend a plan tailored to your needs and preferences.

Please do bring along your partner or other person for the session if you wish.

Click to learn more about our Lymphoedema assessment services.


What is the parking like at the clinic?

There are free parking spaces including ACROD parking at the clinic and free 2-hour parking along Brown Street if the car park is full.

 


Research into cause of Lymphedema

Memorial Sloan Kettering has a lymphedema laboratory dedicated to finding the cause of Lymphedema. For more information, click here


GP and Lymphoedema

Dr Helen Mackie has written a perspective of lymphoedema and differential diagnosis that I feel is useful for General Practitioners.  Click here for the article.


Lymphedema: How common is it?

Lymphoedema, also spelt as Lymphedema has been identified as an under-recognised medical problem because not much is known as how widespread is the problem. Personally, like other researchers, I faced issues attempting to seek research funding for lymphoedema studies as prevalence data especially of the non-cancer origin was generally lacking. I am so glad that this issue is finally over! There has been a break through of an immense scale. (more…)


To operate or not to operate? Risks involved with lymph-node transplant

There are benefits but also risks with microsurgery in the area of lymphoedema. Informed decision-making would be best.
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 45(5), 516-520.
The 2013 paper can be downloaded from this link

A Different Accolade

PhD candidate, Linda Khong, decided this year to round out her education with a completely extraordinary experience……

Click here to read the full article.


Notre Dame PhD candidate helps create app to avoid Bali Belly

ANYBODY who has travelled to Bali knows the fear of catching Bali Belly.

Notre Dame’s Linda Khong and a team of fellow PhD candidates used this fear at the Australian-French 24-hour Entrepreneurship Challenge recently, inspiring them to create a business model mobile app, in just one day, which would help travellers avoid diarrhoea while on holiday.

Click here to see the full article.


PhD Student Wins Inaugural Australian-French Business Challenge

Notre Dame Researcher, Linda Khong, was part of the winning team at the inaugural Australian-French 24-hour Entrepreneurship Challenge in France.

PhD Student Wins Inaugural Australian-French Business Challenge

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