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. There is no simple answer because of the complexity of the issue. The most important step is to call our office so the process of verification and knowledge of the patients unique coverage will help in determining the eligibility and 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 no health coverage section below.
  • Quotes will not be given online. Everyone must discuss his/her clinical condition with the surgeon first.

Obviously a clinical evaluation needs to be made before this. After a patient is deemed eligible for this procedure then those financial steps can be started.


Pricing varies depending on the type of procedure and the specific type of coverage from your health insurance provider. Our staff is uniquely trained and experienced in working with insurance companies and will work closely with you to address any questions or concerns you have. The procedure is often more affordable than most people think! Obviously with the new health care regulations that are being implemented now in the US 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 with the negotiation with the insurance companies is of utmost importance. Why? Because the patient or his 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 with regard 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 so not only the monetary question can be answered but also so medical background can be obtained with regard to the specifics of the case while talking to 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 specifically with the type of benefits available. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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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