A disease that often manifests as severe, localized
sweating in the hands and/or armpits, hyperhidrosis
has been treated by Penn Thoracic surgeons with
While non-surgical options may be successful
for some patients, for those that require surgery,
our thoracic surgeons have wide experience with
“needlescopic” thoracic sympathectomies
through tiny incisions.
The Latest Treatments
As leaders in the surgical field, Penn thoracic
surgeons can perform thoracic sympathectomies
through the use of tiny “needlescopic”
video assisted thoracic surgical incisions.
By using this minimally invasive technique, our
surgeons not only successfully treat your disease
but also can do so in a manner that limits pain
and reduces your recovery period. In fact, surgical
treatment for hyperhidrosis is usually performed
as an outpatient procedure.
At Penn, we’re committed to studying, researching
and performing the surgical techniques that offer
you the best possible outcomes whether it’s
for hyperhidrosis or other thoracic disorders.
It’s no wonder then that our surgeons are
not only some of the most highly skilled surgeons
in the country but also teachers, helping other
surgeons learn these advanced techniques.
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