Is the hyperhidrosis surgery right for me?
This is a very difficult question to answer since we do not have any objective measurements to find out what the “level” of hyperhidrosis is. Unfortunately, there are no x-rays, blood tests, or any other objective means by which to determine if a patient is the ideal candidate. Through discussions that Dr. Reisfeld conducts with the patient, a clinical decision is made based on many key factors. Every case is unique, and Dr. Reisfeld takes time to thoroughly assess each and every case before making his clinical decisions.
Since the problem of hyperhidrosis is subjective it affects different individuals differently. Like in any other medical problem the impact or the gravity of the situation affects patients each in a different way. Trying to sum it up in a very simple way is to say those with moderate to severe cases of hyperhidrosis suffer enough to persuade them to look for some solution. As we emphasize within this website, the first step in the process is to talk with someone who understands and knows about hyperhidrosis and the available options and then to try some conservative measures first. If conservative measures do not show any help then the surgical option, which is outlines on this website, should be considered.
Just to summarize things it should be remembered that the clinical evaluation by the surgeon, even when it is done via telephone, is a must a necessary step in starting the process. Second to the clinical evaluation are the obvious steps of insurance coverage, payment, etc. Please remember to have an evaluation by Dr. Reisfeld before other steps are taken. Dr. Reisfeld is authority on the topic of hyperhidrosis and can perform an expert evaluation to determine if the surgery is right for you.