Treatment for Excessive Sweating

Sweaty palms, sweaty feet or facial blushing can hinder your life both socially and professionally. Excessive sweating, caused by a condition called hyperhidrosis, can be cured through a quick, minimally invasive outpatient procedure called thoracoscopic sympathectomy.

The majority of patients are immediately and permanently cured.

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Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Two small incisions are made under each arm to divide the nerve responsible for excessive sweating.

Patients usually experience minimal discomfort and resume normal activities within 48 hours. The results are immediate and permanent, getting you back to your life quickly and with ease.


Meet the Physician

Keith Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery. He is director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and an associate professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Mortman specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including robotic surgery.

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