How Much Does The Surgery Cost?

Trying to answer this specific question of cost is extremely complicated. Our staff are experts in this field and are happy to help you understand the process. The most important step is to call our office so the process of verification and knowledge of the patient’s unique coverage can be used to determine cost. The process should include:

  • Verification of coverage
  • Eligibility (not every insurance company covers this procedure)
  • The amount of coverage provided by the insurance company for this procedure
  • The above mentioned points are referring to patients who have health coverage. The eligibility and coverage/amount covered will be determined by our office staff.
  • For those without health coverage, please refer to the no health coverage section below.
  • Quotes will not be given online. Everyone must discuss his/her clinical condition with the surgeon first.

A clinical evaluation needs to be made before a price can be discussed. After a patient is deemed eligible for this procedure, then the financial steps above can be started.


Pricing varies depending on the type of procedure, and the specific type of coverage from your health insurance provider. Our staff are uniquely trained and experienced in working with insurance companies. They will work closely with you to address any questions or concerns you have.

The procedure is often more affordable than most people think! With the new health care regulations that are being implemented in the U.S., it is extremely important for you to discuss insurance coverage issues with our office staff. Please feel free to call us at (310) 557-3037.

Dealing with the insurance companies

The patients involvement in negotiations with the insurance companies is of utmost importance. Why? Because the patient or their family are the actual customers that can push the insurance company to justify the treatment. As a physician, we are not in the position to discuss any details in regards to eligibility, unless authorization is given to us by the patient to negotiate on their behalf.

Again, this requires active and willing participation by the patient (telephone calls, letters, etc).

No Health Coverage – International

For those patients who have no health coverage or are from out of the country, we can work with you on payment options. It is highly recommended that you contact us. We can discuss the monetary questions you have, and your medical background can be obtained. This will be invaluable when discussing your case with Dr. Reisfeld.

Medical insurance is a very unique thing. Blue Shield/Cross in one state via one company may be completely different for someone in another state for another company. There is so much that goes into an insurance policy. Knowledge of these details in many cases is not known by the insurer/patient, which makes it very important to discuss those issues with our expert staff.

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  1. Shirley Baker  September 15, 2017

    Hi, I an a 62 year old female who has been dealing with excessive facial sweating. It can happen at anytime but always after a shower, or if im sitting in a restaurant or walking in a store. It’s so embarrassing because my hair gets soaking wet and it drips onto my chest. It also goes around the nape of my neck. I called my insurance company and they would cover botox if the right codes are used.I live in MD.Could you suggest any dr closer? Thank you for your time in this matter.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  September 16, 2017

      Thanks for the question. The issue of severe dripping scalp/facial sweating in the elderly female population is a kind of hyperhidrosis presentation that cannot and should not be treated with any surgical options. In the female population we believe that it is a hormonal imbalance which especially develops into this presentation. The exact imbalance is not known and there are numerous types of treatments medically based or over the counter alternatives that so far have not shown any good results. In your particular situation a good internist or a gynecologist who specializes in the supplemental treatment modalities will be the best option for you to go. Please also visit this page.

  2. Sarah  May 21, 2017

    Hi ,
    Why is it that some surgeons dont recommend ELS for plantar hyperhydrosis?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  May 22, 2017

      Hi Sarah. I guess that the answer you get from those surgeons that I believe do not have the knowledge of how to perform the ELS or are not familiar with the latest information with regard to excessive severe plantar hyperhidrosis.

      For more information you can call us at 310 557 3037. Thanks

  3. Jamaal Groce  March 16, 2017

    Hi, My name is Jamaal & i am a 28 year old man from philadelphia suffering from both palmar & plantar Hyperhidrosis since i was born. I’ve had a rough childhood trying to understand how i got this affliction, but being teased a lot, not having hand contact with females because of it, not wearing sandals at the beach due to toe fungus and discoloration etc. Over the years its made me self conscious, hindered me from certain relationships, missed job opportunities and more. How can i get treated and past this.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 16, 2017

      Hi Jamaal. The way you describe your hyperhidrosis indicates a severe case when your hands are dripping wet. Since you reside in the US you can call our office and you can discuss the issue of hyperhidrosis with the surgeon.

      The number is 310 557 3037. Thanks

  4. Samantha  January 30, 2017

    My friend is very self-conscious about her hands and is trying to get down to you guys, she is currently on a medicine and it isn’t working. She tells me all the time about how there will never be a time where it will not affect her life. What can I do to help?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 2, 2017

      From your comment it seems that your friend suffers from an excessive case of hyperhidrosis. If the hands are dripping wet it means a severe case of hyperhidrosis. The best way to continue is to call our office at 310-557-3037 and talk to the surgeon.

  5. Saaamm  November 17, 2016

    is there a clinic that performs these procedures in Indiana?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 19, 2016

      I`m not familiar with a clinic or a surgeon in Indiana that performs operations for Hyperhidrosis.

  6. Lane  November 9, 2016

    Hi. Im lane 30 years old suffering from excessive sweating of hands and feet. I need your help. Im currently working in riyadh saudi arabia and i know that the surgery is done only in the us. Please i need your advise to end my suffering everyday.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 9, 2016

      In order to discuss your problems try to call the office so we can talk about your hyperhidrosis issues. Thanks

  7. Sandra  June 27, 2016

    I had ETS surgery in 2009 where clips were placed on my nerves but the nerve was not burnt off. ETS gave me 7 years of a happy life, it did not improve my feet sweat but it made my palms significantly less sweaty. Now my hand sweat is starting to come back and I am starting to feel miserable again. I live in Texas and I have not been able to find anyone who does ETS. I have had hyperhydrosis since I was born and it runs in my family. I dont know if I need surgery again to burn the nerve, I also did not know ELS existed. I would like to know if the clips need to be removed and the nerve be burnt/

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  June 27, 2016

      Hi Sandra. Recurrence after ETS can happen in about 1% of the cases. You can have a redo operation which will correct the situation. The ELS operation can not be done at the same time as the re do ETS. For more information you can call us at 310-557-3037.

  8. Larry E Simon  May 7, 2016

    Any place in Texas that does this type of operations ? I’m 60 yrs old and suffer from extreme sweating from my face & head . It’s like my face is raining sweat even in 30 degrees weather. PLEASE HELP . I’m disabled have Medicare A & B & D United care Suplemt ins

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  May 7, 2016

      Thank you for the question Larry. Please refer to our page on the elderly and excessive sweating. There is no need to have a surgeon in Texas to consult with because it will be better to consult with a good internist and a doctor who specializes in geriatric medicine.

  9. Alice Kelly  August 3, 2015

    My grand daughter is 12 and suffers from this affliction. Her phobia of having others touch her has increased to the point of being withdrawn. Can you operate on someone this young.?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  August 6, 2015

      The operation can be done from the age of 12. I always check the maturity both physical and emotional of the patient. The best you can do is to call the office at 310 556 3037. Thanks.

  10. Lori  July 30, 2015

    Is there anywhere in Canada that performs this surgery? Thanks so much!!

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 30, 2015

      ETS is being performed in Canada. I`m not sure if any one performs ELS for the sweaty feet.

  11. Shehzad  June 24, 2015

    I lived in Qatar Doha so how can I do this please send precaution how get rid of this problem waiting for your reply

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  June 24, 2015

      In order to answer your questions better you will have to arrange a call to the office so you can speak directly with the surgeon about your excessive sweating and how to treat it. thanks

  12. Courtney Martin  April 11, 2015

    How do I know if insurance will pay for the treatment? Very much interested!

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  April 11, 2015

      In order to get a better answer please call the office at 310 557 3037. Thanks

  13. Rafael Guerrero  April 9, 2015

    Hi, interested in a the surgery. My hands can not stop to sweeting. My cuestion is what is de cost of the surgery. I have medical do you accept it?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  April 9, 2015

      In order to discuss those issues you should call the office at 310 557 3037. Thanks

  14. Claudia vargas  March 18, 2015

    I want to know if there are other centers closed to Georgia or in Georgia, That treats hyperhidrosis. I am tired sweating on my hands, feet and armpit. I have try everything but it doesn’t work. Please let me know, thanks.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 18, 2015

      You are wellcome to call the office so all of your questions about hyperhidrosis and the treatment for excessive sweating will be answered. 310 557 3037. Thanks


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