Mitaka MM51

NPR / WABE article on surgical treatments for lymphedema

Sara Sturgis Hamamatsu PDE, ICG Fluorescence, Lymphedema, Microsurgery, Mitaka MM51, Reconstructive Surgery

NPR: She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect ‘Almost Killed’ Her

“After Virginia Harrod was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014, she had a double mastectomy. Surgeons also removed 16 lymph nodes from under her armpit and the area around her breast, to see how far the cancer had spread and to determine what further treatment might be needed. Then she underwent radiation therapy.

As it turned out, the removal of those lymph nodes, along with the radiation, put Harrod at risk for another disorder — lymphedema, a painful and debilitating swelling of the soft tissue of the arms or legs, and/or an increased vulnerability to infection.”

Bibliographic information

Neighmond, Patti. “She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect ‘Almost Killed’ Her.” 90.1 FM WABE, 19 Feb. 2018, www.wabe.org/she-survived-breast-cancer-but-says-a-treatment-side-effect-almost-killed-her/.

Full Article


MM51 Microscope & ASRM Workshop “Sewing with the Masters”

Eric Sturgis Microsurgery, Microvascular, Mitaka MM51, MM51 Videos, Reconstructive Surgery, Uncategorized

Sewing with the Masters from Mitaka USA on Vimeo.


VIDEO: MM51 Breast Reconstruction Free Flap

Sara Sturgis Anastomosis, Microsurgery, Microvascular, Mitaka MM51, MM51 Videos, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Videos

MM51 Breast Reconstruction Free Flap (1080) from Mitaka USA on Vimeo.


VIDEO: Lymphovenous Bypass with the MM51

Sara Sturgis Microsurgery, Mitaka MM51, MM51 Videos, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Videos

Mitaka MM51 Lymphovenous Bypass from Mitaka USA on Vimeo.

Lymphovenous bypass by Dr. Chang at University of Chicago. 2014.