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320 Herbert Irving Pavillion,
161 Fort Washington Avenue,
New York, NY 10032
   
 
anticholinergics
an anticholinergic agent is a substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and the peripheral nervous system.

axillary hyperhidrosis
excessive sweating in the arm pits

B-Blockers
a class of drugs which act on the autonomic nervous system and the cardiovascular system

Drionics®
this is a battery operated device which induces the same effects as tap water iontophoresis, and can improve palmar or plantar hyperhidrosis in mild cases. In patients with severe symptoms the results may be disappointing.

Drysol
a type of antiperspirant which can be applied to the hands and axillae for relief of hyperhidrosis

endoscope
small telescope, thinner than a pencil, with a camera at its tip that allows seeing into the chest cavity

ETS
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy

ganglion
a mass of nerve cells

harmonic scalpel
a specialized endoscopic instrument used to divide the sympathetic nerve when performing ETS. It eliminates the need for electrical current, and focuses the energy only at the contact site, reducing the risk of any trauma to surrounding tissue

herbal therapy
herbs that may be helpful for hyperhidrosis include schisandra, sage and white peony

hyperhidrosis
excessive sweating

miraDry
non-invasive, long-lasting treatment for axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis

palmar hyperhidrosis
excessive sweating of the palms

plantar hyperhidrosis
excessive sweating in the soles of feet

tap water iontophoresis
this treatment interferes with the sweat glands just below the outer layer of skin. The effects are variable, and often short lived.


 

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The Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center is located at 320 Herbert Irving Pavillion, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032. Specializing in surgical and non-surgical treatments for excessive sweating and facial blushing including miraDry and the ETS procedure. Serving the New York metropolitan area, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Hudson Valley, Bergen County, New Jersey, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Call 212-342-1354.

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