Management of the Patient With Leg Swelling

Dr. Thomas Maldonado and an expert panel discuss the roles of the venous and lymphatic systems in lower extremity edema and best practices for evaluation and treatment. Hosted by the Venous Symposium.

[Panelists: Steve Elias, Mikis Avgerinos, Kush Desai, Tony Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos]

  • Phlebolymphedema (PLE) is the most common type of LE in Western countries.
  • Early diagnosis of PLE can reduce risk of further complications.
  • Advanced pneumatic compression is a central component of at-home care.

Presented By

  • Thomas Maldonado, MD, FACS

  • Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh

    Director, Columbia University, Division of Vascular Surgery Vein Programs, NY Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center, Englewood Health, NJ

  • Mikis Avgerinos, MD

    Vascular Surgeon, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Kush Desai, MD

    Associate Professor, Radiology, Medicine and Surgery, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

  • Antonios P. Gasparis MD, FACS


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

  • Nicos Labropoulos, Ph.D.

    Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY