Lumbar Sympathectomy with Clamping Method PaperSeptember - 2010
Update - An important new joint peer reviewed medical paper, between surgeons in Austria and Brazil, was published carefully studying 163 plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive foot sweating) patients with very similar results further correlating the findings of Dr. Reisfeld in his new paper.
A summary of the first 63 patients that underwent lumbar sympathectomy with the clamping method has now been published by Dr. Reisfeld. Dr. Reisfeld's findings are published in the journal Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, titled: Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy for Focal Plantar Hyperhidrosis Using the Clamping Method. In this paper the experience gained by Dr. Reisfeld performing the operation with the clamping method is outlined including difficulties, pitfalls and results.
With this careful work Dr. Reisfeld demonstrates that Lumbar Sympathectomy using the clamping method is as good as the excisional method. Dr. Reisfeld believes that less dissection and less usage of electrocautery produces less pain. The overall success rate ranged from 96% to 97%. Obviously in these type of operations years of long-term follow-up will be needed to fully establish accurate statistical data.
Dr. Reisfeld and his colleagues are very pleased with the current results gathered so far. They continually working to advance this type of sympathetic surgery.Click here to view the entire paper:
Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy for Focal Plantar Hyperhidrosis Using the Clamping Method
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