Lipedema and Lymphedema: Myth-busting and Case Controversies

Dr. Karen Herbst and an expert panel explain the pathophysiology of lipedema and lymphedema. [Panelists: Steven Dean, Thomas Wright and Tony Gasparis.]

  • Distinguishing lipedema from other fat/lymphatic disorders is challenging but essential.
  • Lipedema may be a sub-type of lymphedema.
  • Weight loss alone will not resolve lipedema.

Presented By

  • Karen Herbst, Ph.D., MD

    Associate Professor, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Steven Dean, DO

    Director of the Vascular Medicine Program, Director of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Ohio State University Medical Center

  • Thomas Wright, MD, FACP

    Medical Director, Laser Lipo and Vein Center, St. Louis, MO

  • Antonios P. Gasparis MD, FACS


    Director, Center for Vein Care, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Stony Brook Medicine