Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating in amounts greater than what is needed to regulate our body temperature. Primary hyperhidrosis usually affects only certain parts of the body, like the palms of the hands, armpits and feet. It can be treated non-surgically or with a surgical procedure called thoracoscopic sympathectomy (also called minimally invasive thoracic sympathectomy). In this video, meet patients who suffered from hyperhidrosis and learn how surgery helped them, what to expect during this surgery and how surgery can help treat the underlying cause.
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Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery