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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...Read more


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What are treatments besides surgery for palmar hyperhydrosis?

Several: Best care starts with evaluation by primary care physician. They will possibly refer you to a dermatologist. Topical agents such as drysol may help. Botox injections may help. Iontophoresis (mild electrical shock treatment) may help. This site may help: http://goo.Gl/ubyjq. ...Read more

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What is the best age to have ets surgery for palmar hyperhidrosis?

What is the best age to have ets surgery for palmar hyperhidrosis?

AGE 49: There is no "best" age. With your concern you should make an appointment to see your Primary doctor. He/she will help you decide what needs to be done. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted! ...Read more

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Is there any cure for hyperhidrosis? Home remedy or surgery procedures?

Is there any cure for hyperhidrosis? Home remedy or surgery procedures?

Evaluation: Best care starts first in family physician's office. Surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link to consensus: http://goo.Gl/voqx5. ...Read more

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Treatment for prolonged fever(post operative bypass surgery)?

Treatment for prolonged fever(post operative bypass surgery)?

Toradol: If this is within two weeks, it could be postcardiotomy syndrome, which responds to Toradol or similar Non steroid anti inflammatories. If beyond a few weeks, might be a lingering infection. Please consult your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ossifying fibroma, total resection surgery or conservative surgery?

What is the best treatment for ossifying fibroma, total resection surgery or conservative surgery?

Depends: This is a benign tumor. The size and location dictate the surgical approach. If these tumors get large enough and/ or start to impinge on vital structures, the surgery should be complete removal.. I am not sure what you mean by conservative, and more info is needed for your situation to give you a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is there plastic surgery for free?

Is there plastic surgery for free?

Yes: Plastic surgery may be performed by plastic surgeons on a pro bono basis for patients in need. There are a number of foundations and charities which help facilitate this for victims of domestic violence, veterans who sustained injuries in combat, or children with congenital birth defects. Discounted aesthetic plastic surgery is available through some teaching institutions. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

UVB laser: Lasers with uvb wavelength such as excimer xtrac (photomedex) or relume can help with vitiligo. ...Read more

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What options exist for rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

What options exist for rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

Ask the surgeon: After just about any orthopedic surgery, the exact rehab protocol is directed by the surgeon. There are many factors that influence what should be done and when as well as what should not be done. The best person who can consider all those factors is the surgeon. This could be not more applicable to shoulder replacements. ...Read more

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Mini-tightrope surgery for basal arthritis?

Mini-tightrope surgery  for basal arthritis?

Promising, untested: The essence of trapeziometacarpal arthroplasty depends upon excision of the trapezium. Simple excision without "suspension" has been shown to do as well as with suspension. I favor a suspension which utilizes a local tendon slip, while the tightrope uses a devise to hold the thumb metacarpal out to length. It is not yet known how long it will hold up and is worth the added cost. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for surgery for Parkinson's disease?

Who is eligible for surgery for Parkinson's disease?

Most qualify: Anybody who is a low surgical risk. There are more than one cause for parkinson symptoms however. If your parkinson symptoms respond to sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) even if not as well anymore, your probably a good candidate. ...Read more

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Is diazoxide effective for post bariatric surgery hypoglycemia?

Is diazoxide effective for post bariatric surgery hypoglycemia?

Yes it can be: This is frequently caused by neisidioblastosis, which is beta cell hyperplasia (increased # of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas) as a result of Insulin resistance from obesity. As the resistance improves post surgery, you may get a too robust Insulin response from food. Diazoxide can help inhibit Insulin release, however side effects of hypotension can be inhibitive. ...Read more

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Has anyone done surgery for enophthalmos?

Has anyone done surgery for enophthalmos?

Oculoplastic doctor: Doctors who specialize in oculoplastics will perform this procedure. They are ophthalmologists with extra training in that area. ...Read more

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How effective is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for treating lung cancer?

How effective is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for treating lung cancer?

Experienced: In an experienced surgeons hands with an appropriate lesion thoracoscopic surgery can be very successful in treating lung cancer. Need to seek out person with extensive experience and proven judgement regarding lung cancer treatment with this modality. Good luck! ...Read more

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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

Need more info...: Not sure what you are asking here...Generally speaking, surgical treatment is not conservative. Please provide more information... ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Hyperhidrosis (Definition)

A condition where a person sweats excessively, usually from the hands, armpits, and feet, even when ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Increased Sweating (Definition)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body sweats more than is needed for ...Read more