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Dr. Reisfeld - Research and Media

Author: Rafael Reisfeld MD

Many doctors perform various hyperhidrosis procedures but few have advanced the field of study like Dr. Reisfeld by pioneering new techniques and authoring important research papers. Dr. Reisfeld has dedicated his career to the subject of hyperhidrosis and is currently known as an authority on the subject as well as one of the leading surgeons in this field.

CBS2 Special Assignment

CBS2 Special Assignment

A special assignment CBS 2 television feature showing Dr. Reisfeld and the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy procedure.

Medical Journal Papers

The American Surgeon - Severe Plantar Hyperhidrosis: An Effective Surgical Solution   

Published (August 2013):
The American Surgeon

Dr. Reisfeld published another peer reviewed study in the American Surgeon Medical Journal about the treatment of severe plantar hyperhidrosis (Foot Sweating). Dr. Reisfeld is proud to be one of the few surgeons who has invested his time and effort to study and advance this subject. This study evaluated overall safety and efficacy of endoscopic lumbar sympathectomy (ELS) using a clamping method in a large series of consecutive patients.
Learn more - Severe Plantar Hyperhidrosis: An Effective Surgical Solution



Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy for Focal Plantar Hyperhidrosis Using the Clamping Method   

Published (August 2010):
Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques

Surgical treatment for focal plantar hyperhidrosis is not yet well studied. Bilateral endoscopic lumbar sympathectomy (ELS), using the clamping method, was performed in 63 patients with focal plantar hyperhidrosis. Clamps were placed at L3 (46.0%) or L4 (52.4%), with one case at L2. All patients had improvement in foot sweating, with 96.6% achieving total anhidrosis.
Published by Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, a peer review journal - Published August 2010
View article details here



Thoracic Surgery Clinics   

Published (May 2008):
Thoracic Surgery Clinics

This publication includes comprehensive, state-of-the-art reviews by experts in the field provide current, practical information on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the lung, esophagus, chest wall, trachea, and pleura. Dr. Reisfeld contributed a peer reviewed chapter in this publication discussing the conservative treatment of Palmar (Hand Sweating) Hyperhidrosis. The need for a conservative trial to treat hyperhidrosis is the hallmark before any surgical treatment is attempted.
View details here - Look up 2008 Volume 18



   Published September, 2006:
Clinical Autonomic Research Medical Journal

This study evaluates the outcome of 1,274 patients who underwent endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for plamar, plantar, axillary or facial hyperhidrosis/blushing. Half of the patients were clamped at the T2T3 level and half were clamped at the T3T4 level. Postsurgical symptoms and side effects were assessed by interview. View the entire article here:
Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: should we place the clamps at T2T3 or T3T4?. You can also view information on the published paper at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Azygos lobe in endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis - 2005
Paper published by Dr. Reisfeld in 2005 describing relatively uncommon findings while performing endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. The paper was peer reviewed and it described the anatomical entity and the surgical methods to deal with this abnormality. View a summary of this paper



Life Moments   Dr. Reisfeld was featured on the cable network show Life Moments which showcases women and their triumphs in life through adversity.


"MAKING IT HAPPEN Flo Sweaty Palms Surgery
Flo Wu is a gorgeous model and actress with a secret: she suffers from an embarrassing condition that causes excessive perspiration on her hands and feet. Will a world-renowned doctor be able to cure her condition surgically? Flo faces the MOMENT of truth.
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Dr. Reisfeld was interviewed by 48 hours and Fox News with regard to hyperhidrosis. These shows have not yet aired but may in the future. We will provide information if they do.

Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis 2002    Dr. Reisfeld was published in the August 2002 issue of the Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques which is a peer reviewed (reviewed by other surgeons in the same field) surgical journal. To read the article summary click here.

Heart And Soul Magazine June/July 2002    Dr. Reisfeld was interviewed and published in the June/July 2002 Issue of Heart and Soul Magazine under the Body Clinic health advisor section. To read the article click here.

   Dr. Reisfeld was interviewed and published in the June 29, 1998, issue of Newsweek Magazine
click here to read article.



WebMD Live Chat Transcript: A Cure for Excessive Sweating with Dr. Rafael Reisfeld

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Featured on:
"EXCESSIVE SWEATING: Latest treatments aim to stop hyperhidrosis
produced by Mark Kadin
reported by Lucky Severson
story by Shawn OLeary
video edited by Katie Elfsten"

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Dr.Reisfeld has been featured in the Meet The Experts section of a site dedicated to hyperhidrosis information. To read the questions and answers click on the following two links:

Ask The Experts May 2001
Ask The Experts January 2002

In addition, Dr. Reisfeld has appeared in numerous television programs, including local, national, and international.

Do you have any questions that were not answered here? Would you like to speak with Dr.Reisfeld who can answer those questions? To learn more about what we can do for you contact The Center For Hyperhidrosis by contacting our office.