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

Yes . Thorascopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis can be very effective.
Performed this surge. I used to perform bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomies for palmar hyperhidrosis (also for excessive facial blushing and facial sweating) ... Yes, successful ... Most common side-effect is compensatory sweating on the trunk, usually acceptable ... Occasionally unacceptable, and can be reversed with nerve graft.

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

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%. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Hi all, is hyperhidrosis thoracic surgery for excessive hand sweating likely to be successful?

Likely but has Risks. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ets) is the common surgery 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%. Read more...
Depends. Go see dr. Daniel raymond, M.D. 216-445-6860 at the cleveland clinic main campus he can explain. Read more...
Yes. It is 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...

Has anyone undergone thoracic surgery (for hyperhidrosis)?

Yes. I run the center for hyperhidrosis at new york presbyterian hospital in nyc. Check out our web site. Read more...
Not personally. Thoracic sympathectomy by video assisted technique has helped selected patients. Read more...
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. Read more...

Has anyone undergone thoracic surgery (for hyperhidrosis) at the ou medical center in oklahoma?

Recommended. The ou med center is excellent for treatment in a variety of disorders. I have many patients who have had surgery in that facility. They have an outstanding reputation and i would feel confident in their surgical expertise. Read more...