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Hi all, has anyone had a hyperhidrosis thoracic surgery for excessive hand sweating, if so was it successful?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Try BOTOX

I have had great success with treating this condition using botox.
Is is much less invasive than surgery with a much lower complication rate. See your hand surgeon for an evaluation.

In brief: Try BOTOX

I have had great success with treating this condition using botox.
Is is much less invasive than surgery with a much lower complication rate. See your hand surgeon for an evaluation.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Can be very successful for palmar and arm pit hyperhidrosis.
It is done via vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery to cut the nerves that lead to the problem. It is up to 90-95% successful, though not without risks. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.

In brief: Yes

Can be very successful for palmar and arm pit hyperhidrosis.
It is done via vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery to cut the nerves that lead to the problem. It is up to 90-95% successful, though not without risks. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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In brief: Surgery for Sweating

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ets) is the procedure done to block the nerve tracks that transmit signals to the sweat glands.
The most common side effect is a compensatory increase in sweating in other parts of the body. In some patients it's so severe that they often have to change their clothes during the day. Recurrence after surgery for hand sweating has been show to be around 6.6%.

In brief: Surgery for Sweating

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ets) is the procedure done to block the nerve tracks that transmit signals to the sweat glands.
The most common side effect is a compensatory increase in sweating in other parts of the body. In some patients it's so severe that they often have to change their clothes during the day. Recurrence after surgery for hand sweating has been show to be around 6.6%.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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