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EST. 2005

Granzow Lymphedema & Lipedema Center

Restoring and Improving Your Quality of Life is Our Passion


What Makes Us Different?

We understand that lymphedema and lipedema are devastating. They make it hard to work, enjoy hobbies and sports, and are especially hard on relationships with family and friends. Since 2005, Dr. Granzow has evaluated over 1,300 patients with lymphedema and lipedema. He has consistently improved the lives of patients using the most advanced and effective surgery and treatment options. His comprehensive lymphedema treatment program, the Granzow SystemSM, was the first successful truly integrated system of surgery and therapy for lymphedema. Dr. Granzow’s Lipisuction® lymphatic sparing lipedema surgery effectively treats lipedema, even in severe cases.
We work side-by-side with each patient for every step of the journey, from initial consultation, possible insurance coverage, to surgery and beyond.

Proven Reductions in Swelling, Symptoms and Compression Garment Use

Our Center of Excellence has extensive experience and success in treating primary and secondary lymphedema patients, even in chronic and severe cases. Dr. Granzow’s comprehensive lymphedema treatment program, Granzow SystemSM can consistently and effectively reduce the volume of an arm or leg back down to that of an unaffected arm or leg.
Dr. Granzow’s lymphedema treatment program also consistently reduces the compression and therapy patients require for their daily routine. As a leading researcher in lymphedema surgery, Dr. Granzow’s amazing patient results have been published in prominent medical publications and at medical conferences worldwide.


Life Changing Success Stories

“I just wanted to share how amazing my leg is. It still continues to improve every single day.” -K.E.

Dr. Jay Granzow

Dr. Granzow is one of the world’s preeminent lymphedema and lipedema surgeons. He is a pioneer in lymphedema surgery and created the first integrated lymphedema surgery treatment system, known as the Granzow SystemSM. He also pioneered the Lipisuction® lymphatic sparing lipedema surgery treatment system to effectively treat lipedema. Dr. Granzow founded the Granzow Lymphedema and Lipedema Center to be a Center of Excellence in the treatment of both Lymphedema and Lipedema, and has successfully treated hundreds of patients who experience lasting improvements. Dr. Granzow has been performing lymphedema and lipedema surgery since 2005, frequently lectures worldwide, and publishes in leading medical journals.

Meet Dr. Granzow


The Granzow SystemSM is for patients with either primary/congenital or secondary lymphedema is individually based on each patient’s stage of lymphatic disorder and specific symptoms. The Granzow SystemSM incorporates Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer (VLNT), Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis (LVA), and the Granzow Suction-Assisted Protein LipectomySM (Granzow SAPLSM), which are lymphedema surgeries that have been proven safe and effective in leading medical journals for decades.


Lipedema is an often-misunderstood fat disorder in which pathologic fat accumulates commonly in the legs and arms and can be very painful.
Dr. Granzow developed the Lipisuction® surgical technique to remove pathologic fat while protecting the patient’s lymphatic system. As a fully Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Granzow has access to the full range of treatments and facilities to treat this complex disease process. His extensive lymphedema experience allows him to best protect the delicate lymphatics during treatment.

Center of Excellence

We care deeply about patients’ wellbeing and their quality of life. We listen to our patients to fully understand their struggles with lymphedema or lipedema to formulate the best treatment plan so that they can accomplish their goals and realize their dreams. Through our Center of Excellence, we have access to the most cutting edge diagnostic and treatment modalities such as surgery, lymphedema therapy, and radiologic imaging. With our comprehensive program, we are able to improve our patients’ quality of life significantly. We help to make surgery affordable to lymphedema and lipedema patients by working with insurance to provide coverage for their surgeries.

View Our Amazing Results

You are not alone in how you feel! Let our patients share their stories with you. These are our real patients with real results, and all photos on our website depict either our patients or our staff. Our patients have again put on those jeans, tied up those shoelaces and worn those shoes. They have gone hiking outside, swimming with their friends and bicycling with their spouses. They have sat down on the floor with their children and grandchildren and stopped having to explain why their arm or leg looks so different.

“To say that lymphedema surgery changed my life is an understatement. There are so many things I now do with ease that were difficult or painful before surgery.” -P.H.


Take Your Life Back

Restoring and improving your quality of life is our passion. Connect with us so that we can work together to make your goals a reality. We look forward to hearing from you.

“The whole process was very well organized and personable: from the first call I made to scheduling a consultation appointment, to information for logistics of being an out-of-town patient, to the surgery and hospital stay, to recovery!” -R.V.