Although Dr. Amron is a specialist in complex liposuction surgery, with lipedema patients there is a need to employ a comprehensive approach to each individual patient. To ensure at that optimal results are achieved, Dr. Amron involves a team of specialists including, Dr. Karen Herbst, M.D., endocrinologist and medical authority on lipedema, Cynthia Bartholmey Kipnis, a Vodder trained Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) therapist, nutritional counselors, and hormonal specialists.
In most complicated cases possibly involving subsequent thigh or arm lifts, Dr. Amron works closely with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Emily Iker, M.D.
Emily Iker, M.D. is a director of Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica for over two decades. Her surgical aspiration was stopped in midst of her residency when she developed right leg lymphedema secondary to lymphoma. She than completed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency as a chief resident in New York Medical College and moved to Los Angeles. Her lymphedema progressed. There was no one to treat lymphedema at that time.
In 1995 she received Certification of Lymphedema Management by Professor Albert Leduc, the world-renowned lymphologist. Since than she dedicated her practice to diagnosing and managing Lymphedema and now Lipedema not only on scientific level but on personal level. She understands lymphedema, she lives with lymphedema. She is a lymphology clinician, diagnostician, researcher, lecturer, teacher and mentor.
Dr. Iker is an inventor, developed Novopress pump and DM arm and leg sleeves for use at night. She is a professional member of the International Society of Lymphology, European Group of Lymphology, American College of Phlebology, Czech and Slovak lymphological society and NLN.
Dr. Iker was awarded the Honorary Membership of the Lymphological Association of J.E. Purkyne, in 1999 and the Honorary Membership of the society of lymphology in Slovakia. As Vice Chairperson of the California Chapter, she was instrumental in organizing the annual 5K Walk/Run for Lymphedema in Santa Monica in June 26th 2016.
Drs. Amron and Iker work together to establish pre and post-surgical protocols for lipedema patients and consult with each other to optimize patient care.