Sweating Excessively (Hyperhidrosis)
- Iontophoresis (applying a low-intensity electric current while the affected areas are immersed in an electrolyte solution)
- Topical antiperspirants
- Medical therapy
- Botulinum toxin
However, not all patients respond to these treatments. For patients with severe hyperhidrosis, surgery is the treatment of choice. Surgeons at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics now perform a new, minimally invasive procedure to safely and effectively treat hyperhidrosis.
The procedure is known as ETS, or micro-invasive endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. It involves removing the portions of the sympathetic nerve chain that cause the excessive sweating: