Can all Types of Hyperhidrosis (hands, feet, armpits) be Corrected with One Operation?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. Based on our experience and careful evaluations (peer-reviewed studies), we do not believe a single surgery can fix all types of hyperhidrosis. Different procedures are more effective for different types of the condition.

For example, an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is extremely helpful for hand sweating. It has shown positive results with armpit sweating. The success of ETS is lower with excessive foot sweating (plantar).

An endoscopic lumbar sympathectomy is very effective for excessive foot sweating. Each type of excessive sweating deserves a different approach to ensure the best possible outcome.

Dr. Reisfeld does not recommend a sympathectomy for facial blushing or facial hyperhidrosis. For more information on this see our facial blushing page.

Surgical solutions for each type of excessive sweating