Shelly’s Story

Phase 1: Left arm Granzow SAPLSM
Phase 2: Left arm VLNT

A breast cancer survivor from California, Shelly developed advanced stage 2 lymphedema of the left arm after treatment with lumpectomy, axillary lymph node dissection, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Her lymphedema swelling made simple daily activities such as hair washing difficult and challenging. She had to wear a compression garment 24/7. After Granzow SAPLSM and VLNT surgeries with Dr. Granzow, Shelly is happy that she does not have to wear compression garment when she is out. She is now enjoying retirement, can wear normal clothing and can play golf with a compression garment.

Shelly’s Results


“It has been 8 years since I had the 2 surgeries and my life is totally different. I feel so much better about how I look and feel. I can do everything – I play golf with my husband, I take spin classes all the time, nothing is holding me back and I love that.”

“I am so so thankful for Dr. Granzow and what he has done because it’s totally changed my life. I felt so confident in his care.”

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