Prof. Ruediger Baumeister, MD., PhD.
Professor of Surgery, espec. Microsurgery
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
About Prof. Baumeister
Prof. Baumeister is an expert in the field of lymphology. In 1980, he was the first person to perform lymphatic grafting worldwide.
He was elected as president of the International Society of Lymphology and the German Speaking Society of Microsurgeons. He is vice president of the European Society of Lymphology and the President of the Society of German Lymphologists.
He is also an author of multiple scientific books and articles especially in the field of lymphology.
Since 2011 Prof. Baumeister is consultant in lymphology at the Chirurgische Klinik Muenchen Bogenhausen in Munich.
Lymphatic System and Lymphedema
Lymphatic system is an organ system that carry a clear fluid called "lymph" back to circulary system. The system consists of large network of lymph, lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels.
Obstructed or compromised lymphatic system can cause "lymphedema," which is a condition of localized swelling tissues.
Lymphatic Vessel Grafting
Thanks to advanced microsurgical method, developed by Prof. Baumeister in 1980, lypmh vessels can be used as grafts to bypass obstructed lymphatic pathways. Studies shown that the method is very effective, even more than 10 years after the surgery.