Surgical sympathectomy

Surgical sympathectomy is a procedure in which a part or all of the sympathetic nerve trunk is removed, typically to alleviate certain medical conditions. 

Commonly used to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis, Raynaud’s disease and specific types of chronic pain. 

The procedure disrupts the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system, which can lead to improvement in the associated symptoms.

Surgical sympathectomy for hypertension, also known as renal denervation, is a procedure that involves disrupting the nerves in the renal artery with the goal of reducing high blood pressure. 

The sympathetic nervous system helps to regulate blood pressure, and by interrupting its activity in the kidneys.

Theeffectiveness of this procedure for treating hypertension is still under investigation, and it’s not commonly performed as a first-line treatment. 

Medications and lifestyle changes are typically recommended as the primary ways to manage hypertension.

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