Lymphedema is a lifelong condition that requires expert care, which you can find at Duke Health. Our certified lymphedema therapists and surgeons have been specially trained to offer the latest treatments for lymphedema, whether it is mild or severe. We strive to reduce the quality-of-life issues and serious complications that lymphedema can cause. People with unexplained swelling should seek medical care as soon as possible to rule out dangerous blood clots or other emergency conditions.