ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

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ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

Postby iiS » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:28 am

Dear Admin,

Thank you for your website and useful information which you provide to public with honest and willingness to help.

I have a lot of questions which I would like to ask regarding the ETS procedure.

I am 38 years male. I work in finance field. I have a case of excessive sweating in palms and legs, plus cases of Anxiety / Social Fobia (panic attacks if making a presentation or talking in public, or meeting someone suddenly .. (I think last time I did, my heart beat rate raised to 160 without any reason).

I would like to ask you should I go for the ETS procedure or should I try certain calming medication such as cipralex or zanax..etc to treat hyperhidrosis and anxiety..? given that these medicines affect my *** desire… and accordingly they are disastrous in other terms.

I have the following queries regarding the ETS procedure:

1 Can the procedure be done at the hand itself..? i.e. some place at the rest or arm..? rather than being done below neck or at the back..?

2 Does the procedure cure hyper sympathetic activity. Because, in addition to sweating of palms and legs (which I can control to some extent by
using the Iontophoresis - which require time and regularity), I sometimes experience unnecessary great anxiety / Social Fobia coupled by increase in pulse depending on the situation, presentation to a group of audience and meeting someone.. etc.)

3 Does the ETS lead to improved sleeping, since my anxiety is continuous and I have very troubled sleeping ranging from 4 to 5 hours a day, and whether the ETS procedure affects the ability to be active (laziness feeling or less active) ,, (i.e. turn person from anxiety to laziness..?)

4 Should oral medical intake (other than physiological calming medications) be tried before going for the surgical solution..

5 Is anxiety is connected to hyperhidrosis …? Is it a result or cause … i.e. is hyper activity of the sympathetic nerve cause both (sweating + anxiety).

6 What is meant by people saying the operation "ruined' their lives.. I have noted that in many many reviews…!!

7 What about affect of ETS on feelings.. because I assume that the sympathetic nerve also have something to do with the feelings (e.g. love, happiness, sadness..etc).. .

8 What about the effect on *** desire / *** drive / *** performance ... does this have any effect on this.. stimulation is always accompanied with love and desire feeling...and erection always accompanied by higher pulse rate.. so can the procedure cause erection dysfunction.

9 What does it mean by that the pulse rate cannot be raised after this operation… i.e. if jogging or exercising my heart rate will not go up..!! and what is the negative effect of that..? what would this differ for me…?,, does this have something to do with body energy …?

10 Does the procedure have any effect on gaining or losing weight ?

11 What about Horner syndrome (eye lid get a little bit closed..) this is really a fatal injury leading to disfigurement of the face..!!

12 Why doctors use cutting Vs clipping,, and why they mention that if you didn’t like the results we can reverse it back by removing the clips.... so how i can don’t like the results being my hand (and feet) not sweating..?.. this implies that there is other undesirable effects..? (it is worth mentioning that i noted that one doctor from Finland is specialised in reversing the effect of the ETS....!!! )

13 How much is its approximate cost ..? and do you know any good doctor who is specialized in ETS in the middle east like UAE or Egypt or countries next to middle east..?

14 Can ETS be replaced by a procedure to remove the sweating glands for eg in the hands..? I don’t know about the practicality of that but at least it is away from the sympathetic nerve..?

15 Finally, I have 3 daughters,, I think 2 of them inherited hyperhidrosis from me (and I am really sorry for them because I know how this will affect their entire life ..). is there a minimum age to undergo the operation.

By the way, I think feet sweating is less irritating then hand since it is not oblivious to others.. so my concern is little bit more to hand sweating and anxiety)


Thank you.

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Re: ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

Postby admin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:15 pm

Hello and thanks for your detailed post,

Most of your questions are answered on the main site (http://www.no-ets.com) if you go through it in detail. Please read every page on it.

I can never encourage someone to get ETS, but I also do not discourage it if you feel that your symptoms are extremely bothersome.

ETS will almost always cure your hand sweating, but your feet sweating will often not be cured (I assume you mean "feet" when you say "leg" -- since the latter sweating is never cured by ETS). Some surgeons state that ETS will cure social phobia, but I think this is not true in most cases. I never suffered from social phobia before I had my ETS surgery.

It seems like you are mistaken in your knowledge about how the surgery is performed. There are no incisions on the back or neck! The surgeon enters through the armpit, and the ganglion(s) cut is/are near your spine and chest area. Ideally, you only want one ganglion cut to limit side effects. In the olden days they cut you up from he back, but run and don't look back if your surgeon still wants to do that today!

I would suggest that you call some surgeons to find out how the surgery is done, check out youtube ETS surgery videos, and do some google searching.

For me, ETS did not change sleeping habits. I do feel like I am lazier than in the past, but that is not due to ETS, but rather due to my having a much easier financially secure life and my doing independent contract work (I can pick and choose my projects) rather than going to an office every day. ETS does not seem to have affected by being able to decide how active I should be. I am always happier if I am very active, but it takes an effort for me to be active when I am fairly content with most aspects of my life and not in any kind of urgent need for money.

ETS did not affect my feelings one way or other, but my resting heart rate declined slightly, and I do think that perhaps I do not get as excited as I used to about some things -- but that would also just be due to not being very young anymore. I do not feel that ETS has affected my sense of optimism in any significant way, and I am still as optimistic as I was when younger about most things.

My athletic/sporting abilities are unchanged after ETS even though my resting heart rate declined slightly.

The main side effect you should worry about is compensatory sweating in your chest, back, legs etc... With newer techniques, surgeons claim that there is much less chance of getting CS.

Horner's Syndrome (droopy eyelids) is very very rare with an experienced surgeon.

Clipping is preferred to cutting by most surgeons, but I do not think that most clipping reversals are entirely successful. Read the reversals part of my main site.

I do not know any experienced surgeons in the Middle East except in Israel. Your best bet is to go to Western Europe where there are some very good surgeons such as Dr. Cameron in the UK and Dr. Tarfusser in Italy. See my ETS surgeon rankings page on the main site.

Your daughters should not have the surgery till they are at least 14 years old. Sometimes the problem goes away. Sorry to hear that they got the problem, but they are lucky that the surgery is much improved nowadays and they have the internet to do their research.

ETS did not cause erectile dysfunction in me and most people do not have to worry about this. Lumbar sympathectomy (different surgery for feet sweating only) can cause this problem, although even there, new procedures seem to not cause that side effect.

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Re: ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

Postby iiS » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:53 pm

Dear Admin..

Appreciate your detailed answers.. thank you for the great help..

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Re: ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

Postby AllSweaty » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:21 am

Sorry to bump this thread but Admin, could you please tell me what nerve level did your surgeon perform? Thank you.

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Re: ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

Postby admin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:50 am

Please go the main site and get that information. I think you will be able to find where its at... Wednesday treasure hunt for you.

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Re: ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

Postby AllSweaty » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:28 am

haha absolutely right. It was a nice read! Thanks.

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Re: ETS Procedure MUST KNOW

Postby robert.brown98765 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:33 am

iiS wrote:Dear Admin,

Thank you for your website and useful information which you provide to public with honest and willingness to help.

I have a lot of questions which I would like to ask regarding the ETS procedure.

I am 38 years male. I work in finance field. I have a case of excessive sweating in palms and legs, plus cases of Anxiety / Social Fobia (panic attacks if making a presentation or talking in public, or meeting someone suddenly .. (I think last time I did, my heart beat rate raised to 160 without any reason).

I would like to ask you should I go for the ETS procedure or should I try certain calming medication such as cipralex or zanax..etc to treat hyperhidrosis and anxiety..? given that these medicines affect my *** desire… and accordingly they are disastrous in other terms.

I have the following queries regarding the ETS procedure:

1 Can the procedure be done at the hand itself..? i.e. some place at the rest or arm..? rather than being done below neck or at the back..?

2 Does the procedure cure hyper sympathetic activity. Because, in addition to sweating of palms and legs (which I can control to some extent by
using the Iontophoresis - which require time and regularity), I sometimes experience unnecessary great anxiety / Social Fobia coupled by increase in pulse depending on the situation, presentation to a group of audience and meeting someone.. etc.)

3 Does the ETS lead to improved sleeping, since my anxiety is continuous and I have very troubled sleeping ranging from 4 to 5 hours a day, and whether the ETS procedure affects the ability to be active (laziness feeling or less active) ,, (i.e. turn person from anxiety to laziness..?)

4 Should oral medical intake (other than physiological calming medications) be tried before going for the surgical solution..

5 Is anxiety is connected to hyperhidrosis …? Is it a result or cause … i.e. is hyper activity of the sympathetic nerve cause both (sweating + anxiety).

6 What is meant by people saying the operation "ruined' their lives.. I have noted that in many many reviews…!!

7 What about affect of ETS on feelings.. because I assume that the sympathetic nerve also have something to do with the feelings (e.g. love, happiness, sadness..etc).. .

8 What about the effect on *** desire / *** drive / *** performance ... does this have any effect on this.. stimulation is always accompanied with love and desire feeling...and erection always accompanied by higher pulse rate.. so can the procedure cause erection dysfunction if yes then what are the erectile dysfunction medicineswhich are suitable.

9 What does it mean by that the pulse rate cannot be raised after this operation… i.e. if jogging or exercising my heart rate will not go up..!! and what is the negative effect of that..? what would this differ for me…?,, does this have something to do with body energy …?

10 Does the procedure have any effect on gaining or losing weight ?

11 What about Horner syndrome (eye lid get a little bit closed..) this is really a fatal injury leading to disfigurement of the face..!!

12 Why doctors use cutting Vs clipping,, and why they mention that if you didn’t like the results we can reverse it back by removing the clips.... so how i can don’t like the results being my hand (and feet) not sweating..?.. this implies that there is other undesirable effects..? (it is worth mentioning that i noted that one doctor from Finland is specialised in reversing the effect of the ETS....!!! )

13 How much is its approximate cost ..? and do you know any good doctor who is specialized in ETS in the middle east like UAE or Egypt or countries next to middle east..?

14 Can ETS be replaced by a procedure to remove the sweating glands for eg in the hands..? I don’t know about the practicality of that but at least it is away from the sympathetic nerve..?

15 Finally, I have 3 daughters,, I think 2 of them inherited hyperhidrosis from me (and I am really sorry for them because I know how this will affect their entire life ..). is there a minimum age to undergo the operation.

By the way, I think feet sweating is less irritating then hand since it is not oblivious to others.. so my concern is little bit more to hand sweating and anxiety)


Thank you.


The symptoms you mentioned can be for a host of other things related to other things. i would suggest that you consult a doctor before taking any serious decision like an etc. Here are certain things which could be the case with you. Again I am not saying these are definitely the case but there are lots of possibilities which only an expert will be able to help you with.

Panic attack
When someone has a panic attack, that person feels a sudden, intense fear that can't be controlled.

Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition in which a person has nearly constant anxiety.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Low blood sugar, or low glucose levels, causes shakiness, anxiety, clammy skin, irritability, hunger, and more.

Supraventricular tachycardia
Supraventricular tachycardia is fast heart rhythm starting in one of the upper chambers of the heart.

Hyperthyroidism
Hyperparathyroidism can cause fatigue and weakness, increased thirst, impaired thinking, and bone fractures.

Thyroid storm
A thyroid storm, dangerously high levels of thyroid hormone, causes fever, racing heartbeat, sweating, and more

Drug overdose
A drug overdose can be fatal and causes sleepiness, confusion, coma, vomiting, and other symptoms.

Insulin reaction (hypoglycemia)
An insulin reaction is the result of low blood sugar and causes anxiety, hunger, shaking, dizziness, and more.

Narcotic abuse
Narcotic abuse can cause fatigue, shallow breathing, anxiety, euphoria, vomiting, confusion, and constipation.

Exercise or physical activity
Exercise is vital for good health, but overdoing it can lead to muscle aches, dehydration, headache, and more.

Acute stress reaction
Acute stress reaction symptoms include shortness of breath, anxiety, nervousness, sense of doom and more.

Excessive caffeine use
Excessive caffeine use can cause irritability, difficulty sleeping, anger, depression, and fatigue.

Dehydration (Children)
Dehydration, or not getting enough fluid, causes dry and sticky mouth, tearless crying, and more in children.

Heart rhythm disorder
Some heart rhythm disorders can cause a fluttering in the chest, shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness.

Atrial flutter
Atrial flutter is an abnormality of the heart's rhythm that causes rapid and sometimes irregular heartbeats.

Dehydration (Adult)
Dehydration, or not getting enough fluid, causes low blood pressure, weakness, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.

Anemia, iron deficiency
Anemia , a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin and gums, brittle nails, irritability, and more.

Night terrors
Night terrors are a sleep disorder that cause people to partially wake up confused and terrified.

Nightmares
Nightmares are frightening and stressful dreams.

Thalassemia
Thalassemia is a rare group of genetic blood disorders effecting red blood cells and leading to anemia.

Motion sickness
Motion sickness is a feeling of queasiness or nausea caused by moving in a car, bus, boat, or plane.

Aortic stenosis
Aortic stenosis is a condition of the heart causing shortness of breath, dizziness, or chest pain.

Ventricular septal defect
A ventricular septal defect is a hole in the heart that some babies are born with

Acute kidney failure
Acute kidney failure is sudden and can cause swelling, frequent dark urination, fatigue, nausea and more.

Anemia, chronic disease
Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more.

Heat exhaustion
Heat exhaustion causes intense thirst, heavy sweating, pale, cool, and moist skin, muscle cramps, and more.

Lyme disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread through tick bites; symptoms include rash, fever chills, and mor


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