Success Rate of ETS (Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathetcomy)
Sweaty palms are corrected in over 98% of cases. As a matter of fact after years of doing the Thoracic Sympathectomy it is becoming more evident that the success rate for plantar hyperhidrosis (foot sweating) is no more than 30%. For this reason the lumbar sympathectomy is emerging option as a excellent approach for those patients who did not get any relief with their plantar sweating after the thoracic sympathectomy or for those whom their plantar sweating is their major problem. The success rate of lumbar sympathectomy for excessive foot sweating is about 98%.
- Does my condition bother me socially or functionally?
- Do your hands drip from time to time from the sweating?
If the answers for those two questions are yes and conservative treatments have not helped then the available hyperhidrosis surgical procedures as a long and lasting option should be considered by the patient. You should also consult with your doctor or a medical professional in this field.