The Clinic was created by Dr. João Bosco Vieira Duarte and Dr. Peter Kux, in 1990, and performs minimally invasive surgery – Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy – for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and other dysfunctions of the Autonomic Nervous System (Facial Blush, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vasomotor Rhinitis, Renaud Syndrome, and others).
With more than sixty-five years of experience with the technique and over 8000 surgeries performed, the clinic is the national and international reference for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis and other dysfunctions of the Autonomic Nervous System
History of Sympathectomy
The influence of the sympathetic nervous system on the control of circulation was described for the first time by Claude Bernard and Brown Sequard in 1852.
Duarte, João B.V., Kux, P.: Improvements in Video-Endoscopic Sympathicotomy for the Treatment of Palmar, Axillary, Facial and Palmar-Plantar Hyperhidrosis. The European Journal of Surgery 1998, Supp 580:9-11