A sympathectomy is performed to sever overactive nerves that cause the condition hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating. It can also treat Raynaud’s syndrome and over excessive facial blushing.
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
The thoracic surgeons at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital perform this procedure using a minimally invasive approach with a small magnifying camera. Using this approach, an ETS can be performed on an outpatient basis, so you are home the same day. Recovery is shorter than using traditional incisions and there is a reduced risk of infection or complications.
The methods we use here at MedStar Georgetown are reversible so if necessary, so for some reason, the procedure does not achieve the desired results, our doctors can reattach the nerves.
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