Bethesda Hospital East

Recovering from Breast Surgery


Bethesda Health offers a FREE post-surgical Breast Cancer screening and exercise session in our Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. This session is to help educate individuals who are experiencing shoulder problems or edema (arm swelling) that can occur after breast surgery. Individuals can greatly benefit from our screening session within the first few months following surgery.


During this session, you will:

  • Learn signs of potential shoulder problems
  • Learn exercises and activities to avoid shoulder problems 
  • Learn how to ensure optimal shoulder function 
  • Understand the risks of arm edema 
  • Learn strategies to prevent potential arm edema 
  • Learn methods to avoid potential breast edema 
  • Learn what to do should arm edema appear later in life
  • Sessions are FREE and can be individual or small group.


Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, please call Bethesda Outpatient Rehabilitation at (561) 292-4950.