How can surgery help control excessive sweating?

Michael G. Scheidler, MD
Pediatric Surgery
Surgical treatment for hyperhidrosis includes the removal of sweat glands, says Michael Scheidler, MD, with Sunrise Children's Hospital. Learn more in this video.
Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
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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