The Microsurgeon’s Toolbox

Plastic surgeon Joani Christensen wearing white coat in hospital

Joani Christensen, MD, treats lymphatic and oncologic problems with microsurgical precision.

What is Microsurgery?

Surgeon looking through a microscope

Surgeons explain what mircosurgery is, how its performed, its benefits and more.

7 Things to Know About Lymphedema

Picture of Doctors Anolik, Sacks and Christensen at the school of medicine

Lymphedema is swelling caused by a blockage or damage to the lymphatic system. Most cases of lymphedema in the United States happen after cancer or cancer treatment. Understanding this condition can help with lymphedema prevention, management and treatment.

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Surgery

Washington University surgical oncologists and plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide the highest level of care for people with breast cancer.