Video – Assisted ETS – Bilateral Sympathectomy/Clipping for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating of Hand, Feet, Face, Under Arms (Including Foul Smelling/Bromhidrosis), and Blushing)

THORACIC (CHEST) SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Assoc. Prof. Erkan YILDIRIM, MD, PHD, FETCS. Thoracic and Lung Transplant Surgeon, Istanbul, TURKEY

Video – assisted ETS – Bilateral Sympathectomy/Clipping for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating of Hand, Feet, Face, Under Arms (Including Foul Smelling/Bromhidrosis), and Blushing)

  • ICU Stay: No
  • HOSPITAL Stay: 1 days
  • TOTAL Stay in TURKEY (range in DAYS*; unless any other complications!): 6-7 Days

GENERAL INFO

Before Surgery

  • Consultations – (Preop – *(Only Anesthesia and Chest Diseases are preoperatively included in the total charges!): Anesthesia and Chest Diseases (if needed)*
  • Blood Tests: Yes (Hemogram, Serology, Biochemistry, Blood type)
  • Chest X-Ray: Yes (1 before AND 1 after surgery)*

During Surgery

  • General Anesthesia: Yes
  • Local/Regional Anesthesia: No
  • Local Anesthesia + Sedation: No
  • Spinal / Epidural Anesthesia: No
  • PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia; Epidural or IV route! – *(NOT included in the total charges!): Not routine!; *If needed for Postop Analgesia! – *(Not included in the total charges!)

After Surgery

  • HOSPITAL STAY: 1-2 Days; Discharged to Hotel next day
  • STAY AT HOTEL after being discharged from Hospital –  *’Wound Dressing’ Everyday till the Control Day!: 5-7 Days
  • First CONTROL Day! – *(Get the Stitches removed, If ever!): Generally NO need to control.
  • Discharged to HOME – *Take your prescription – DO NOT FORGET! – Patient generally could have “a safe flight to home” after the FIRST CONTROL!: Have a safe flight after the first control (5th-7th postop Day)

IMPORTANT NOTES*

INCLUDED (If needed!)* in the total CHARGES; – Blood (if necessary, up to 2 bags), First Chest X-Ray, – Frozen / Section and Pathology, – Prolene Mesh and Methylmetacrylate, – Clips, – First pectus bar, – First day of the ICU (if mentioned above!)

NOT-INCLUDED (If needed!)* in the total CHARGES are; – Preop/ Postop Computerized Tomography, MRI, PET-CT, – Tracheal Stents, – Thoracoscopic staplers & Fireing Apparatus + Alexis retractor, – Tissue glue (Tissell, Fibrin etc.), – Pectus Bars (2nd and 3rd one, if needed!)*, – 2nd and the rest of consultations of the other clinics, if needed!, – PFT (Pulmonary Function Tests), USG (Ultrasonography), Bone Scan, if needed!, – V/Q Scan (Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan), if needed!, – 2nd & the rest of the ICU Days AND Accommodation and transfers are not included!

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