Thoracic Sugery Department

Sweaty Palms Los angeles and Beverly HillsThe Department of Thoracic Surgery at La Peer Health Systems deals specifically with the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive and unpredictable sweating. For many individuals, profuse sweating may lead to anxiety or embarrassment in social situations and can even be functionally disabling.

An estimated 1-2% of the population suffers from some form of hyperhidrosis, and it is often localized to a specific region of the body. Conditions treated by the hyperhidrosis doctors at La Peer include:

Since excessive sweating is attributed to overactive nerves within the chest cavity, thoracic surgeons are best equipped to handle the condition. Dr. Ali Mahtabifard and Dr. Clark Fuller lead our Department of Thoracic Surgery and are renowned experts in the field of thoracic surgery and hyperhidrosis treatment. Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller underwent years of residency training in both general surgery and thoracic surgery and are highly skilled in the most advanced minimally invasive thoracic procedures used to treat hyperhidrosis. Our aim is to provide effective, long-term relief for individuals with excessive sweating to improve both physical and emotional well-being. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact La Peer today at (855) 360-9119.

You can also learn more about hyperhidrosis treatments offered by Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller’s practice, West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, at


Hyperhidrosis is unique in that many of its effects are psychological and emotional. Excessive sweating can wreak havoc on your daily life. Shoes can fill up with sweat, t-shirts can be soaked, and game controllers could be left soggy after just a few minutes of video games — each could cause immense embarrassment. Treatment for excessive sweating will not only correct the biological problems but also the emotional aspects as well.

The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers comprehensive management of hyperhidrosis. Whether your excessive sweating occurs in the hands, feet, armpits, face, or multiple regions of the body, our physicians are highly trained in the most advanced and effective treatment.

Hyperhidrosis treatment performed at La Peer Health Systems includes:

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is a safe and well-established minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. The surgery involves disrupting a very specific set of nerves in the chest that are responsible for excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis surgery (thoracoscopic sympathectomy) is a permanent solution and is the most effective treatment available to individuals with moderate to severe sweating.

The highly technical nature of the procedure requires advanced knowledge in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. For this reason, a thoracic surgeon is ideally equipped to perform hyperhidrosis surgery with the best results and the lowest risk of complications. At La Peer Health Systems, our thoracic surgeons are leading experts in their field and have even edited the internationally acclaimed medical textbook “Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS).”

La Peer Health Systems was also named one of the 100 Greatest Places To Work by Becker’s ASC Review. There are many reasons why La Peer is on the 2013 list, including providing staff with a complete insurance package (medical, dental, and vision), a family-like atmosphere, and additional education opportunities offered.


La Peer Health Systems employs renowned thoracic surgeons Dr. Ali Mahtabifard and Dr. Clark Fuller, leading experts in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and the comprehensive management of hyperhidrosis. If you suffer from excessive sweating that interferes with your daily activities, please contact our Los Angeles thoracic surgeons right away at (855) 360-9119.

For more information about hyperhidrosis and treatment options, visit our Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence website.

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