Treatment - Micro ETS™ for
Excessive Sweating of Hands, Face, Armpits
a hereditary condition caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous
system affecting an estimated 7.8 million Americans. Symptoms
include excessive sweating of the hands, armpits,
face, head or feet. It is associated with Raynaud's Disease (cold
hands that often change colors because of hypersensitivity to temperature
change), and facial blushing. What many people do not know
is that there is effective treatment for
sweaty palms, blushing of the face, and Raynaud's
treatments are recommended before considering surgery. Ifalternate
have been ineffective in stopping excessive
sweating, then Micro ETS could be your sweating
Surgery Helps Teen
One of a Kind
of San Antonio
Larrisa's Seventeen Year Follow Up
contemplating whether or not ETS (Micro-endoscopic thoracic
Surgery is for
you, here is a little of my history.
Many days I just wished my hands were invisible.
My middle school and high school years were miserable. It was
a struggle that few even knew about because, for the most part,
I kept my palmar hyperhidrosis hidden (as best I could). If
you're contemplating this surgery, then one or more of these
scenarios will probably sound familiar.
The first memory of my super sweaty hands
was having to quit piano lessons at an early age because my
fingers left the keys soaking wet. Yuck for me, the teacher,
and the piano." READ
'We posted about
y'alls services online and also told our dermatologist
about Dr. Nielson. She wasn't aware that the procedure was
even available in San Antonio! So I'm sure she will be referring
patients to you as she says she has quite a few that deal
with hyperhidrosis. I have seen Makayla's confidence soar
since having the surgery. She is thriving as she enters
high school. Thank you simply doesn't quite capture how
we feel :)." Amy (Texas) READ more testimonials.
Board certified as a thoracic surgeon, Dr.
Nielson has performed over 6000 procedures with his minimally
invasive Micro Single Incision 1/12th Inch endoscopic
technique (Micro ETS™). He is one of the most experienced
endoscopic thoracic surgeons performing ETS surgery. Experience
performing this surgery is essential to obtaining the desired
outcome of eliminating excessive sweating. Dr. Nielson revolutionized
endoscopic surgery by creating the Micro Endoscopic Thoracic
Sympathectomy (Micro ETS™).
His Micro ETS procedure is the least invasive,
most advanced surgery for those suffering
from hyperhidrosis (profusely sweating hands, face, feet,
underarms), facial blushing or Raynaud's Disease. During
the procedure, Dr. Nielson makes a tiny, single incision,
1/12 of an inch under each arm. Using microscopic instruments, Dr.
Nielson is able to navigate around the lung (which
is not collasped) to the sympathetic nerve. Micro
ETS™ instantly stops the excessive sweating. Patients
are able to leave the hospital two to four hours later.
Please contact us for more information on hyperhidrosis
by calling 1-877-837-9379 toll free or submit
1997, Dr. Nielson has worked to alleviate Hyperhidrosis and
Bromhidrosis (sweat odor), as well as facial blushing and Raynaud’s
Disease, by performing a more comprehensive surgery called Micro
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (Micro ETS).
to ask when considering ETS surgery
Don't all surgeons use the same
instruments and techniques to perform ETS surgery?
No, techniques vary widely. Micro implies not only a single micro
incision but also minimizing dissection (trauma) to tissue surrronding
the sympathetic nerve and all of its branches (kuntz nerve accessory
How important is choosing an experienced thoracic surgeon for
ETS surgery? A physician's experience is critical in achieving
the highest success rates due to the fact that no two patient's
anatomy is exactly the same. Variations in nerve routes and
anatomy can be quite great leading to missed branches of nerve
causing persistent symptoms. Experience, technique, instrumentation
Much Experience Dr. Nielson Has
Are Some Questions I Should Ask My Doctor About ETS?
your technique as "micro" ets?
Only one incision (1/12th inch) in each armpit,
no disturbance of tissue surrounding nerve(s) required, lungs
not collapsed, patient on back (not on your side which is less
traumatic to the arms (brachial plexus). Accessory branches (kuntz
nerves) are precisely located without disturbance of tissue then
micro divisions of all branches is done to minimize persistent
nerve signal transmission.