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Pediatric Surgical Services Newsletter - October 2021


 In this issue:

  • General Surgery Clinic Improves Access
  • Hyperhidrosis Can Be Cured Without Complications


General Surgery Clinic Improves Access

UCSF’s Pediatric General Surgery Clinic has partnered with the UCSF Pediatric Access Center to improve its appointment scheduling process. The goal is to offer 72-hour access for all new-patient referrals. The General Surgery Clinic now offers single-call resolution for the Oakland campus and satellite clinics via (877) UC-CHILD or (877) 822?4453.

The clinic provides surgical care for common conditions, such as appendicitis and hernias,and has expertise in some of the most challenging types of procedures, such as newborn surgery, surgery for traumatic injuries, and surgical treatment of childhood cancers.


Hyperhidrosis Can Be Cured Without Complications

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormal, profuse sweating that affects one or a combination of the following:

  • Hands (palmar hyperhidrosis)
  • Armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis)
  • Feet (plantar hyperhidrosis)

Symptoms of hyperhidrosis are often noticed during childhood and adolescence. The excessive sweating may be brought on by stress, emotions or exercise, but it also occurs spontaneously.

Endoscopic surgical treatment (T3 ganglionectomy) can cure severe congenital palmar hyperhidrosis without the complication of compensatory hyperhidrosis. Endoscopic lumbar sympathotomy can treat plantar hyperhidrosis. Both these procedures are performed a tour Oakland and Walnut Creek campuses.

For more information about hyperhidrosis, call (877) UC-CHILD or (877) 822?4453, or contact Sunghoon Kim, MD, at