Doctor Rafael Reisfeld
Most Experienced U.S. Hyperhidrosis Surgeon

Doctor Rafael ReisfeldDr. Reisfeld is a pioneer, researcher, leader, and one of today’s most experienced U.S. surgeon in the field of hyperhidrosis. He has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and television reports nationwide. He is also a vital contributor to this area of medicine with multiple published peer reviews and medical papers on the topic of hyperhidrosis. Dr. Reisfeld often travels around the world giving lectures and share his unique knowledge of this conditions in hopes to advance treatment for every patient who suffer from hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Rafael Reisfeld is a Board-Certified surgeon and Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery. He has been in practice since 1980 and has dedicated his career to hyperhidrosis. Dr. Reisfeld is a graduate of the prestigious Hadassa Medical School of the Hebrew University in Israel, and his surgical residency was completed at the University of Toronto. He currently practices at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and at several other leading medical facilities.

Doctor Eraj Basseri

Doctor Eraj BasseriEraj Basseri, MD, is an expert on innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including the hyperhidrosis surgery. Dr. Basseri is knowledgeable with the latest and most innovative surgical techniques as well as equipment available. He was instrumental in training and bringing the latest technology to patient care, and he is a great addition to The Center for Hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Basseri is fiercely committed to providing patients the best and most individualized medical care possible, within a warm and comforting environment. His friendly easygoing approach and personal kindness put patients at ease the moment they meet him. His educational approach allows patients to better understand and helps them to become actively involved in their own medical care.

Dr. Basseri received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of California, in Los Angeles; and he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, in San Diego. He completed a coveted fellowship at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at Cedars-Sinai. His innate surgical skills were continually singled out during his tenure there, and he received the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement award. He was also appointed the Administrative Chief Resident during his time there. Dr. Basseri is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). He has published numerous research papers as well as presented on a number of topics both nationally and worldwide.

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Basseri enjoys playing basketball, weightlifting, and spending time with his family and friends.

Doctor Gregg Kai Nishi

Doctor Gregg Kai NishiGregg Kai Nishi, MD, FACS, is an expert in innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including the hyperhidrosis surgery. He has spoken extensively on the subject, and has been featured a variety of news segments, including Good Morning America, the Los Angeles Times, and The Doctors.

Formerly the Assistant Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Nishi was also an attending surgeon in Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care at Cedars-Sinai. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Rubenstein, MD Prize for Excellence in Resident Research Abstract and Awards Presentation; the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award; and the Leo G. Rigler, MD Award for Academic Achievement from Cedars-Sinai. As an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Nishi is also a member of SAGES, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons; American Medical Association; and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, in Irvine, and a medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Nishi went on to intern in the Department of Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. While at North Shore University Hospital he was named resident of the year. He received his surgical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which included a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. As Southern California native, Dr. Nishi lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife and daughter. Dr. Nishi enjoys skiing, biking, and automobile racing.

The Center for Hyperhidrosis

The Center for Hyperhidrosis was founded to provide medical solutions to those suffering from the embarrassment of hyperhidrosis, a condition that results in excessive sweating. The operations are performed at free standing outpatient facilities, or at hospitals for more complicated cases. Those particular facilities are fully accredited JCAH hospitals or fully accredited outpatient surgical facilities. Along with the docters there are highly trained nurses and staff with key experience in these procedures in order to provide a safe and professional environment.

If you have any other questions, or would you like to speak with our experts to learn more about what we can do for you, please contact The Center For Hyperhidrosis by contacting our office.


  1. Liv  November 6, 2017

    How often is there compensory sweating or other complivations? I have sever palmar and plantar and I want the surgery but am scared for negative drawbacks and pricing issues.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 6, 2017

      Hi liv. Everey one who gets the ETS for severe and excessive hand sweating(hyperhidrosis) will develop some level of compensatory sweating. The majority of the patients will develop the compensatory sweating on a mild to moderate levels which they can tolerate it well. 3-5% of the patients will develop compensatory sweating on a higher level which will make them some what unhappy.
      If you live in the US you can call us at 310-557-3037 so you discuss it with the surgeon. Thanks

  2. Sadaf golestanipour  October 25, 2017

    Hi , do you accept any insurance for this surgery?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  October 26, 2017

      In order to get information about the coverage from your insurance company you first have to discuss the clinical presentation of your hyperhidrosis with the doctor. The surgeon will discuss and evaluate you and the process of insurance verification will start.
      You are more than well come to call our office at 310 557 3037. Thanks

  3. Jay Cappy  April 5, 2017

    Do you recommend any surgeon that is based in Philadelphia, PA? My daughter has had sweaty hands and feet for years. She has to take Robinal to reduce the sweating but does not want to take it any more.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  April 5, 2017

      Hi Jay. I`m not familiar personally with a surgeon in your area. You can call me and I`ll will discuss with you the hyperhidrosis issues you have with your daughter. Our office number is 310 557 3037. Thanks

  4. Sayed  April 5, 2017

    I live in CA; male and 30 yrs old. I am so glad finding out your site and going through posts. I am considering surgery this week or next. I have a couple of questions to ask from Doctor Rafael Reisfeld. I need a direct email address for him to explain my issues with pictures and seek guidance prior visiting the centre. Thank You!.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  April 5, 2017

      Hi Sayed. You can call me at 310 557 3037 and I`ll discuss the issues you have. Thanks. Dr. Reisfeld

  5. Tiffany Rosengren  February 25, 2017

    Do most insurance’s cover the Surgery? I have tried multiple pills, lotions, and deodorants for my palmer and lumbar hyperhydrosis and nothing seems to work. My insurance these but the next step was Botox injections which I am not sure about beacause they do not always cure it and my insurance will not cover the Botox. I have had this my whole life and it it to the point where my hands and feet are dripping with sweat. It effects my job, what wear, and I can’t even wear certain shoes because of it. Please help!

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 25, 2017

      Hi Tiffany. With regard to your posting I will not recommend the Botox injections for sweaty hands and feet due to the fact that it does not help and if you get any help is of a temporary basis. Also it is expensive and is very painful.If you suffer from an extreme case of hyperhidrosis and tried all of the conservative methods than you should consider the surgical option. If you live in the US than give us a call at 310-557-3037. Thanks

  6. Jennifer Lorence  November 15, 2016

    What are the type of options you guys have with hyperhidrosis of the palms and feet?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 15, 2016

      The options that are available are conservative ones and the surgical option. There are varieties of pills and lotions which can be tried. You can read about them in the section of alternative methods on the web site. Also you can read about the surgical options for the hyperhidrosis treatment on the website. If you have more questions you can call us at 310 717 0191. Thanks

  7. Cheryl  September 20, 2016

    My son is 23 yrs old & has suffered from excessive sweaty hands & feet since he was little. We have seen dermatologists about it & have tried several things he has been on medication for it but he says it’s not working as well as it was. Do we need to contact office for more info to see if surgery is possible?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  September 20, 2016

      Definitely if you are in the US We will be happy to discuss with the options available for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. You can cal us at 310-557-3037. Thanks

  8. Debrrah  July 8, 2016

    My daughter has been on several treatments, including medications for this condition. However, it not excessive sweating, but more so bromhidrosis. We live in Florida and is covered by Blue Cross. Where can I get some more information on this procedure? Is it a one day procedure once insurance and co-pays are met? Please advise.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 8, 2016

      Bromhidrosis is not treated with ETS.

  9. amber gehron  January 13, 2016

    hey! how old do you have to be to get that surgery

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 13, 2016

      Hi Amber. As a rule I perform the ETS surgery on someone older than 14 years providing he/her are mature both mentally and physically. Thanks

  10. bryam  June 30, 2015

    necesito saber en cuanto tiempo como máximo se recupera de la operación, y porque se presentan otros efectos secundarios como bradicardia , fatiga cronica, transtornos del sistema digestivo, insomio, hipotermia e hipertermia y si es temporal o permanante.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  June 30, 2015

      Gracias por sus preguntas. La mayoria de pacientes se recuperan en 1-2 diaz. Por ejemplo, si tiene la operacion en un Viernes y no trabaja el fin de semana o no ba a la escuela, puede regresar a trabajar o a la escuela el Lunes siguinte. Para sus preguntas acerca de efectos secundarios, el Doctor Reisfeld prefiere hablar con usted para mejor explicarle la informasion. Por favor tenga a alguin que le pueda traducir cuando llame a la oficina para que puedan hablar con el juntos. Puede llamar a la oficina para hacer una cita por telefono. El numbero de oficina es 310-557-3037.

  11. Waseem Akram  February 14, 2015

    Contact No is not available in your site

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 14, 2015

      On my site sweaty-palms.com you can find all the contact information including tel. numbers,e-mail and fax numbers. Thanks

  12. Vanessa Herrera  January 19, 2015

    I want to thanks Dr. Reisfeld and all his team because they change my daughters life, the operation was an instant
    success, no more sweaty feets, everybody were so professional. Thank you Dr.Reisfeld and God Bless you.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 19, 2015

      Thank you very much for sharing Mrs. Herrera!

    • uday  March 7, 2015

      Can u please let me the cost of treatment

      • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 9, 2015

        In order to answer your question usually like to discuss with the patient her/his clinical symptoms of the excessive sweating. Price is an item but first comes the clinical issues. You are more than well come to call us at 310 557 3037. Thanks.