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The Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center has been instrumental in modifying the surgical techniques for hyperhidrosis treatment to minimize side effects and improve the results of surgical therapy

  • "I wanted to update you on the results of my eyes surgery for facial blushing in hopes that it might help others as well. The surgery was a success and I no longer blush, a life changing result. My daily anxiety has been reduced by about 60% because I no longer have to think of how to prevent myself from going red or a way to get out of social situations because I feared blushing. I find myself actually wanting to go out every day and not just sit in my room to avoid social situations. When in situations where I would usually blush I either feel completely normal and have no thought of blushing or I have a phantom blush where I think I still might blush but it never happens. I thank you for offering this surgery to patients like me because it has already made a big impact on my life and I know it will help me in college life and my future career."

    JS

Welcome to the Center for Hyperhidrosis

In cooperation with other centers where surgery for hyperhidrosis is performed, we continue to analyze surgical outcomes to further improve the results of surgery. Dr. Gorenstein not only performs surgery for hyperhidrosis, but is well recognized as a leader in the field of Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery, and is the director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

At the Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center we have developed a multidisciplinary approach to the management of hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC . Surgery very effectively eliminates hyperhidrosis, but there may be some unavoidable side effects. We believe that non-surgical methods to control and treat hyperhidrosis should be tried before considering surgery. For that reason, our team includes not only Board Certified Thoracic Surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, but also Board Certified Dermatologists who are regarded amongst the best doctors for hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC. Employing a team approach that offers both medical and surgical treatments, we believe all patients can obtain relief from symptoms.

Hyperhidrosis NYC

Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating of the body. Hyperhidrosis most commonly affects the hands, feet, and armpits, but can occur in other areas of the body too. While sweat is a normal cooling process of the body, excessive sweating can be difficult to deal with, uncomfortable, embarrassing, frustrating, and ultimately affect a person’s quality of life. That is why The Center for Hyperhidrosis is here to help you understand, control, and manage your NYC hyperhidrosis condition.

Palmar Hyperhidrosis

As noted above, hyperhidrosis can affect many different parts of your body. Palmar hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the hands and palms. This condition impacts 1-3% of the world’s population and can be a very debilitating condition for a number of reasons, both physical and emotional. The Center of Hyperhidrosis can help deal with this form of hyperhidrosis in NYC. You can learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for NYC palmar hyperhidrosis here.

Plantar Hyperhidrosis

Plantar hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, is excessive sweating of the feet. This condition has been found to affect 3% of the world’s population. Similar to palmar hyperhidrosis, this condition can have a serious impact on a person’s quality of life and is accompanied by a long list of side effects that are as trying to a person as they are uncomfortable. Experts at The Center of Hyperhidrosis are also here to help you deal with this form of hyperhidrosis in NYC. You can learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for NYC plantar hyperhidrosis here.

Hyperhidrosis Causes NYC

Sweating is a natural cooling process that the body undergoes each and every day. Additionally, increased sweating may occur due to outside factors such as warm temperatures, exercise, increased nervousness or embarrassment, certain foods, and more. Hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, occurs without natural triggers. For hyperhidrosis, sweating is caused when the automatic stimulation of your sweat glands is hyperactive. There are many additional potential hyperhidrosis causes, such as an underlying health condition, genetics, and more. In short, there are several different hyperhidrosis causes, but fortunately, The Center for Hyperhidrosis in NYC has a number of hyperhidrosis treatment options to combat them. 

NYC Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options

If you need hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC, there are many non-surgical alternatives to treat patients. At the Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center, a team approach is used to evaluate and treat all patients with hyperhidrosis in New York and beyond. Under the guidance of a board certified dermatologist, a trial of topical remedies may be recommended if they have not yet been tried. If you need hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC, our team will discuss treatment plan options depending on the overall severity of the condition. Below are some of the NYC hyperhidrosis treatment options available to patients:

miraDry® NYC

miraDry® NYC is an NYC hyperhidrosis treatment option for excessive underarm sweating. It is a non-invasive handheld device that uses electromagnetic energy to target overactive sweat glands. This is one NYC hyperhidrosis treatment option that the Center for Hyperhidrosis may recommend depending on your condition. 

NYC Medical Therapy & Hyperhidrosis Medication

There are a number of oral prescription medications and medical therapies that can be used as an NYC hyperhidrosis treatment option from the experts at the Center for Hyperhidrosis. The use and specific type of medication or therapy would be recommended and prescribed based on the individual conditions of a patient’s hyperhidrosis. 

Antiperspirants

Antiperspirants are essentially first in line for NYC hyperhidrosis treatment options. Experts at the Center for Hyperhidrosis can provide individual recommendations for some over the counter products and solutions that may help treat your hyperhidrosis condition. These various NYC hyperhidrosis treatment recommendations may also be used in combination with other options. 

ETS Procedure NYC

ETS Surgery is a treatment option most effective for those suffering from palmar hyperhidrosis. It is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that our team of hyperhidrosis experts may recommend as the best NYC hyperhidrosis treatment option for you. 

Botox NYC

Botox in NYC has been used as a hyperhidrosis treatment option for many years. There are many different considerations to factor in when exploring this hyperhidrosis treatment option, which is why our team of experts is here to help you every step of the way to decide which NYC hyperhidrosis treatment is right for you and your individual condition. 

Iontophoresis NYC

Iontophoresis NYC is one of The Center for Hyperhidrosis’s treatment options depending on the characteristics of your excessive sweating condition. In this hyperhidrosis treatment option, electricity is used to essentially control sweat glands.

Overall, the experts at The Center of Hyperhidrosis are here to help you decide which NYC hyperhidrosis treatment option is best for you and your excessive sweating condition. 

  • “I almost traveled to California to have ETS. I was so relieved to find ETS was available in New York at Columbia University Medical Center. The entire staff was very professional and caring from my first evaluation right through the entire procedure.”

    HH New York, NY
  • “I no longer worry about meeting people. This procedure has dramatically changed my life. I have no regrets, and given the choice I would certainly do it again.”

    LT New York, NY
  • “I have mild compensatory sweating, but that sure beats what I was like before surgery. I strongly recommend this to people with severe hand sweating.”

    RB New York, NY
  • "I wanted to update you on the results of my eyes surgery for facial blushing in hopes that it might help others as well. The surgery was a success and I no longer blush, a life changing result. My daily anxiety has been reduced by about 60% because I no longer have to think of how to prevent myself from going red or a way to get out of social situations because I feared blushing. I find myself actually wanting to go out every day and not just sit in my room to avoid social situations. When in situations where I would usually blush I either feel completely normal and have no thought of blushing or I have a phantom blush where I think I still might blush but it never happens. I thank you for offering this surgery to patients like me because it has already made a big impact on my life and I know it will help me in college life and my future career."

    JS

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