Doctor Rafael Reisfeld
Most Experienced U.S. Hyperhidrosis Surgeon

Doctor Rafael ReisfeldDr. Reisfeld is a pioneer, researcher, leader and the most experienced U.S. surgeon in the field of hyperhidrosis today. He has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and television reports nationwide. He has also contributed greatly to this area of medicine publishing multiple peer reviewed medical papers to share his knowledge and experience in hopes of advancing treatment for everyone suffering from hyperhidrosis. He often gives lectures and travels around the world to share his unique knowledge.

Dr. Rafael Reisfeld is a Board-Certified surgeon, and Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery. He has been in practice since 1980, dedicating his career to hyperhidrosis. Dr. Reisfeld is a graduate of the prestigious Hadassa Medical School of the Hebrew University in Israel. His surgical residency was completed at the University of Toronto. He currently practices at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and several other leading medical facilities.

Doctor Eraj Basseri

Doctor Eraj BasseriEraj Basseri, MD, is an expert on innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including hyperhidrosis surgery. Dr. Basseri is knowledgeable of the latest and most innovative surgical techniques and equipment available. Instrumental in training and bringing the latest technology to patient care, he is a great addition to The Center for Hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Basseri is fiercely committed to providing patients the best and most individualized medical care possible within a warm and comforting environment. His friendly, easygoing approach and personal warmth put patients at ease the moment they meet him. His educational approach allows patients to better understand and become actively involved in their own medical care.

Dr. Basseri received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from University of California, Los Angeles; and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, San Diego. He completed a coveted fellowship in the Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at Cedars Sinai. His innate surgical skills were continually singled out during his tenure there and he received the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement award as well as an appointment as Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Basseri is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). He has published numerous research papers and presented on a number of topics both nationally and internationally.

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Basseri enjoys playing basketball, weightlifting, and spending time with his family and friends.

Doctor Gregg Kai Nishi

Doctor Gregg Kai NishiGregg Kai Nishi, MD, FACS, is an expert on innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including hyperhidrosis surgery, and has spoken extensively on the subject, having appeared in a variety of news media, including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, and The Doctors.

Formerly the Assistant Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Nishi was also an attending surgeon in Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care at Cedars-Sinai. Currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Rubenstein, MD Prize for Excellence in Resident Research Abstract and Awards Presentation; the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award; and the Leo G. Rigler, MD Award for Academic Achievement from Cedars-Sinai. An Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Nishi is also a member of SAGES, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons; American Medical Association; and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine and a medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Nishi went on to intern in the Department of Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, where he was named resident of the year. He received his surgical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center including a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. A Southern California native, Dr. Nishi lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife and daughter. Dr. Nishi enjoys skiing, biking, and car racing.

The Center for Hyperhidrosis

The Center for Hyperhidrosis was founded to provide medical solutions to those suffering from the embarrassment of hyperhidrosis, a condition that results in excessive sweating. The operations are performed at free standing outpatient facilities or at a hospital for more complicated cases. Those particular facilities are fully accredited JCAH hospitals or fully accredited outpatient surgical facilities. Highly trained nurses and staff with key experience in these procedures provide a safe and professional environment.

Do you have any questions that were not answered here? Would you like to speak with our experts to answer those questions? To learn more about what we can do for you, please contact The Center For Hyperhidrosis by contacting our office.


  1. Tiffany Rosengren  February 25, 2017

    Do most insurance’s cover the Surgery? I have tried multiple pills, lotions, and deodorants for my palmer and lumbar hyperhydrosis and nothing seems to work. My insurance these but the next step was Botox injections which I am not sure about beacause they do not always cure it and my insurance will not cover the Botox. I have had this my whole life and it it to the point where my hands and feet are dripping with sweat. It effects my job, what wear, and I can’t even wear certain shoes because of it. Please help!

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 25, 2017

      Hi Tiffany. With regard to your posting I will not recommend the Botox injections for sweaty hands and feet due to the fact that it does not help and if you get any help is of a temporary basis. Also it is expensive and is very painful.If you suffer from an extreme case of hyperhidrosis and tried all of the conservative methods than you should consider the surgical option. If you live in the US than give us a call at 310-557-3037. Thanks

  2. Jennifer Lorence  November 15, 2016

    What are the type of options you guys have with hyperhidrosis of the palms and feet?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 15, 2016

      The options that are available are conservative ones and the surgical option. There are varieties of pills and lotions which can be tried. You can read about them in the section of alternative methods on the web site. Also you can read about the surgical options for the hyperhidrosis treatment on the website. If you have more questions you can call us at 310 717 0191. Thanks

  3. Cheryl  September 20, 2016

    My son is 23 yrs old & has suffered from excessive sweaty hands & feet since he was little. We have seen dermatologists about it & have tried several things he has been on medication for it but he says it’s not working as well as it was. Do we need to contact office for more info to see if surgery is possible?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  September 20, 2016

      Definitely if you are in the US We will be happy to discuss with the options available for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. You can cal us at 310-557-3037. Thanks

  4. Debrrah  July 8, 2016

    My daughter has been on several treatments, including medications for this condition. However, it not excessive sweating, but more so bromhidrosis. We live in Florida and is covered by Blue Cross. Where can I get some more information on this procedure? Is it a one day procedure once insurance and co-pays are met? Please advise.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 8, 2016

      Bromhidrosis is not treated with ETS.

  5. amber gehron  January 13, 2016

    hey! how old do you have to be to get that surgery

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 13, 2016

      Hi Amber. As a rule I perform the ETS surgery on someone older than 14 years providing he/her are mature both mentally and physically. Thanks

  6. bryam  June 30, 2015

    necesito saber en cuanto tiempo como máximo se recupera de la operación, y porque se presentan otros efectos secundarios como bradicardia , fatiga cronica, transtornos del sistema digestivo, insomio, hipotermia e hipertermia y si es temporal o permanante.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  June 30, 2015

      Gracias por sus preguntas. La mayoria de pacientes se recuperan en 1-2 diaz. Por ejemplo, si tiene la operacion en un Viernes y no trabaja el fin de semana o no ba a la escuela, puede regresar a trabajar o a la escuela el Lunes siguinte. Para sus preguntas acerca de efectos secundarios, el Doctor Reisfeld prefiere hablar con usted para mejor explicarle la informasion. Por favor tenga a alguin que le pueda traducir cuando llame a la oficina para que puedan hablar con el juntos. Puede llamar a la oficina para hacer una cita por telefono. El numbero de oficina es 310-557-3037.

  7. Waseem Akram  February 14, 2015

    Contact No is not available in your site

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 14, 2015

      On my site sweaty-palms.com you can find all the contact information including tel. numbers,e-mail and fax numbers. Thanks

  8. Vanessa Herrera  January 19, 2015

    I want to thanks Dr. Reisfeld and all his team because they change my daughters life, the operation was an instant
    success, no more sweaty feets, everybody were so professional. Thank you Dr.Reisfeld and God Bless you.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 19, 2015

      Thank you very much for sharing Mrs. Herrera!

    • uday  March 7, 2015

      Can u please let me the cost of treatment

      • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 9, 2015

        In order to answer your question usually like to discuss with the patient her/his clinical symptoms of the excessive sweating. Price is an item but first comes the clinical issues. You are more than well come to call us at 310 557 3037. Thanks.


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