What's Up with ETS Surgery?

Antiperspirants, iontophoresis, Botox®, and miraDry® are the most useful and safe ways to treat hyperhidrosis and sometimes annoying "regular" sweating, too.

But, you may hear some people talking about getting ETS surgery (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) to stop excessive sweating. This type of surgery cuts or destroys a nerve in your body and can have extreme side effects.

Side effects of ETS surgery can include massive sweating on other body parts (like your butt) thatʻs worse and more embarrassing than your original sweating problem.

ETS is an extreme move and most doctors donʻt recommend it, especially for young people. For more information about the recommended treatments weʻve covered here, visit the mother site of the International Hyperhidrosis Society (www.SweatHelp.org) and click on “Treatments”.