Is Hyperhidrosis Surgery Right For Me?

This is a very difficult question to answer since we do not have any way to measure the severity of hyperhidrosis. 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 can be made based on several key factors. Every case is unique, which is why Dr. Reisfeld takes time to thoroughly assess each and every case before making clinical decisions.

Since hyperhidrosis is subjective, it affects each person differently. Like any other medical problem, the impact or gravity of the situation affects each patient in a different way. Those with moderate to severe cases of hyperhidrosis suffer enough to persuade them to look for a solution.

As we emphasize within this website, the first step in the process is to talk with someone who understands hyperhidrosis and the available options. From here. you can try some conservative measures first. If conservative measures do not show any signs of helping, then a surgical approach may be necessary.

Any clinical evaluation should be done by the surgeon, even if it is done via telephone. This is a necessary step on the road to recovery. After the clinical evaluation, the next steps include securing insurance coverage, payment, etc.

Patients should receive an evaluation by Dr. Reisfeld before other steps are taken. Dr. Reisfeld is an authority on the topic of hyperhidrosis. He performs an expert evaluation to determine if the surgery is right for you.


  1. Noelia B  June 4, 2016

    I am a 63 year old female who has suffered in secret with Hyperhidrosis since the age of 5. I can’t emphasize how difficult it has been to deal with this medical condition alone throughout my life because of my feelings of shame and being embarrassed. I have tried in the last few years to discuss this with several physicians but all have attributed a traumatic psychological experience in my childhood to my hyperhidrosis. They all were flippant and seemed uninterested in my condition which only added to my shame and not wanting to talk about it. I feel for each and everyone of your patients adults and children alike. It is so detrimental and I’m sure has contributed to depression, drugs, social isolation and suicide, with this condition not known to be the main contributor, I’ve been there. Thank you all from the bottom of heart for this website for all the time and work being dedicated to help us.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  June 4, 2016

      Thank you for taking the time to share something so personal Noelia. Your post speaks to just how serious and difficult this condition can be. Please feel free to contact our office to speak to the doctor anytime.