Success Rate of ETS (Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathetcomy)

ETS Success Rate

Sweaty palms are corrected in over 98% of cases with the ETS procedure. After years of doing the Thoracic Sympathectomy surgery, it is becoming more evident that the success rate for plantar hyperhidrosis (foot sweating) is no more than 30%.

For this reason the lumbar sympathectomy is an emerging option that represents an excellent approach for those patients who did not get any relief with their plantar sweating after the thoracic sympathectomy. It’s also an option for those who consider their plantar sweating a major problem. The success rate of lumbar sympathectomy for excessive foot sweating is about 98%.

How do I know if my sweating is excessive and considered hyperhidrosis?Simple questions that patients should ask themselves:

  • Does my condition bother me socially or functionally?
  • Do your hands drip from time to time from the sweating?

If the answers for those two questions are yes, and conservative treatments have not helped then, the available hyperhidrosis surgical procedures as a long and lasting option should be considered by the patient. You should also consult with your doctor or a medical professional in this field.