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    Suggest treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 in General Health
Question: Hi I am suffering from palmar hydrosis, I have tried the Iontophorosis and botox either, i have'nt found any improvements, so am decided to take the ETS Surgery, Please let me know the Approx. Cost of the surgery in XXXXXXX (Hospital) and required stay in hospital
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Approximately 1.5 - 2 lakhs XXXXXXX rupees for the cost of the ETS surgery

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM!
I appreciate your concern towards the unresponsive treatments for Palmar hyperhidrosis.
The best option is to undergo ETS.
Well, endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) OR video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is the treatment of choice and gold standard when all other methods like Iontophoresis, Injection Botulinum toxin failed to show any improvement.
It is done under general anesthesia and patient stays for 12 - 24 hours after surgery ( depends on individuals ).

Complications are minimum in the expert hands: these include compensatory sweating (induction of sweating in previously unaffected areas of the body), gustatory sweating, recurrence of hyperhidrosis (due to left behind nerve of Kuntz or aberrant nerves) , and the sequelae of general anesthetic drugs.

I hope your doubts have been clarified upto your satisfaction.
Should you need more information please feel free to send the queries.

Take care, wishing you best of your health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Follow up: Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali 8 hours later

Thanks For your Quick response Can u name some of the hospitals who perform this surgery in XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
There are many hospitals.

Detailed Answer:
Good morning!

There are many hospitals who have skilled surgeons to perform this surgery.
Following are some of the important hospitals you can approach

NIMHANS XXXXXXX BGS Global Hospital, Manipal Hospitals, Apollo Hospitals, and Fortis Hospitals,

This is for your kind information and needful..

Best regards
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