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Sweaty palms, sweaty feet or facial blushing can hinder your life both socially and professionally. Excessive sweating, caused by a condition called hyperhidrosis, can be cured through a quick, minimally invasive outpatient procedure called thoracoscopic sympathectomy. The majority of patients are immediately and permanently cured.

Three Easy Steps for Evaluation and Treatment

Schedule Your Consultation

Call us today at 202-715-4000 to consult with Keith D. Mortman, MD, Thoracic Surgeon at GW Hospital. Learn about the procedure and its risks, and find out if you’re a candidate for thoracoscopic sympathectomy.

Your Procedure

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Patients are put under general anesthesia. Two tiny incisions are made under each arm to divide the nerve responsible for excessive sweating.

After Your Surgery

Patients typically experience minimal discomfort and resume normal activities within 48 hours. The results are immediate and permanent, with extremely high success rates. No additional procedures or follow up are needed.

Schedule a consult today to be rid of excessive sweating tomorrow.
Call 202-715-4000 to make an appointment.

Meet the Physician

Keith Mortman, MDKeith Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery. He is director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and an associate professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Mortman specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery including robotic surgery.


The George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037