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

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Yes

Can be very successful for palmar and arm pit hyperhidrosis.

In brief: Yes

Can be very successful for palmar and arm pit hyperhidrosis.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends.

Go see dr. Daniel raymond, M.D.
216-445-6860 at the cleveland clinic main campus he can explain.

In brief: Depends.

Go see dr. Daniel raymond, M.D.
216-445-6860 at the cleveland clinic main campus he can explain.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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