Open Accessibility Menu

Lymphedema Services

2500 Mowry Ave., (Washington West Building, 1st floor)
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510.818.6758

Washington Hospital knows how important it is to have convenient access to care, especially when undergoing lengthy treatment. For those who suffer from lymphedema, the ability to receive treatment close to home is vital.

Lymphedema is a condition that can lead to excessive swelling of the limbs, commonly in the arms and legs, but can reach other parts of the body. The condition can be detrimental to both health and self-image - even making such tasks as dressing in the mornings more difficult.

The Lymphedema Services staff at Washington Hospital is certified to treat lymphedema patients, helping each patient learn how to manage the condition and keep it under control. Through special massage techniques and knowledge of the latest treatment options, our certified lymphedema therapists and physical therapists help sufferers regain control and take their lives back through quality, local care.

Lymphedema Education Class

The Lymphedema Education Series is offered to anyone who is interested in learning more about the lymph system and lymphedema. The class covers general information about the anatomy and function of the lymph system.

  • When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Washington Women's Center Conference Room (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)

If you would like to make an appointment or speak with one of our lymphedema therapists, please contact the Lymphedema Clinic at 510.818.6758.

Self Lymphatic Drainage Massage Video for the Arm

Self-lymphatic drainage massage helps to improve the function of the lymphatic system and helps create new pathways for lymphatic drainage to help decrease the swelling in the arm. This video provides a visual guide to help patients and caregivers who have been trained in the massage technique by a lymphedema therapist.

Click here for video

More Information for Patients and Families

Informed patients are able to make better decisions about their own health care. The following links give you access to more information about lymphedema:

National Lymphedema Network

Lymph (Information resource)

American Cancer Society

Related Locations