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How can surgery help control excessive sweating?

The goal of surgery for hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, is to eliminate the constant autonomic stimulation of the palmar sweat glands while maintaining other sympathetic nerve function, and minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissue. This is best accomplished by endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, also known as ETS. 

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