Selective sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique of robotic transthoracic selective postganglionic efferent sympathectomy

Hans Coveliers, Mark Meyer, Farid Gharagozloo, Willem Wisselink

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Selective postganglionic efferent sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis is associated with excellent relief of hyperhidrosis and a low rate of compensatory hyperhidrosis. However, this technique can be difficult using conventional videoendoscopic techniques. We performed this technique using robotic technology in 55 patients. There was complete relief of hyperhidrosis in 53/55 (96%) patients, partial relief in 2/55 (4%) patients and a compensatory hyperhidrosis rate of 7%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberezs411
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013



  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Postganglionic
  • Sympathectomy
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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