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Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis Surgery

Dr. Timothy Fairbanks, Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery, and Dr. Michael Levy, Division Chief of Neurosurgery, successfully performed an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) surgery on a patient suffering from hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for regulating body temperature that dramatically impacts quality of life. While sweating is a normal bodily function that helps cool the body, people with hyperhidrosis experience sweat production that goes beyond the body’s normal needs. This condition can affect various parts of the body, including the palms, soles of the feet, underarms, and face.