Expert, multidisciplinary care
The Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions brings together resources and expertise from two premier institutions: CHOP and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Our experts have treated hundreds of adults and children with these disorders, making ours the largest and most active treatment program in the world. This experience means highly specialized, expert care for each patient in a single location that brings together the many specialists that may be needed to manage these conditions.
Our program includes clinicians who are world leaders in managing rare lymphatic disorders. The team includes interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, radiologists, cardiologists, pathologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and researchers.
Pioneers in diagnosis and treatment
The research efforts of our team led to the development of new diagnostic tools and treatment options for patients with lymphatic leaks and lymphatic flow disorders. These include dynamic contrast MR lymphangiography, intranodal lymphangiography-guided lymphatic interventions, and a variety of minimally invasive treatments.
Experts at HUP pioneered the field of lymphatic interventions, and the first adult and pediatric thoracic duct embolization procedures were performed at HUP and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions was designated a Frontier Program by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Frontier Programs are unique, cutting-edge programs that will forge important new discoveries, deliver novel therapies, and help even more children thrive.