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Hand Sweat, Sweaty Palms, Palmar Hyperhidrosis Testimonials

 

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FACIAL BLUSHING
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RAYNAUD'S DISEASE

September 2017
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS lower back but only when I'm nervous or very hot.
Experiencing new things every day! I am so happy with my surgery and every day I get to do something that I think about how I never could've done before, like confidently shake hands. I only wish I had done this surgery sooner! My side effects are minimal and don't bother me at all. Thank you, Dr. Nielson, for changing my life!!! 
Marissa (New Mexico)

September 2017
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of chest, back, and legs and severity is relative to exertion/exercise.
More confident and outgoing, and pursuing more prefessional opportunities. 
Matthew (Texas)

September 2017
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, underarms, feet, . CS of lower back and under breasts . . . very severe under the heat.
My anxiety level has decreased since I do not have to be thinking if I am sweating or drying my hands so often. I feel I have a more normal life. 
Teresa (Texas)

August 2017
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of feet.
My life has changel completely!! The list can go on for miles!I can write paper now llike a boss! Bt the most important to me is tht I have my life back and job. I can cut and color someone hair withour being in feARCorfirming tomorrow's hair appointment Friday, August 4th at 10. Hair by Renée of an I going to drop the blow dryer or drop my shear.  Renee  (Texas)

August 2017
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet. CS of back, pretty severe;  legs moderate, hands-only when I am very hot and already sweating everywhere else.
I already struggle a lot with social anxiety, but since having the surgery my social interactions are much less nerve racking. I am no longer constantly focused on when I have to shake someone's hand. Daily activities have also become easier to do. So thankful I went through with having the surgery.  Amy (Tennessee)

April 2017
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet. CS of Armpits, Chest, Back.
Easier to go to work and be around friends.  Joel (Texas)

March 2017
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, undarms, feet. CS Lower back, very severe when under hot weather.
I used to avoid shaking hands but sometimes it was inevitable and was embarrassing. Now, I shake hands without the stress of shaking wet hands. Am more confident and have no stress about it. My hands are warmer than everyone in the office and since I don't sweat in my underarms and my palms and just a little in my feet, my body is able to have more control over my body temperature.  Teresa (Texas)

March 2017
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet. CS of the midsection and thighs, profuse during physical exertion or heat.
As time goes by I am slowly starting to forget that I ever had the condition. I am immensely satisfied with the results. The sweating in my hands is stopped 100%. I still have nightmares, though, that the condition has returned. It was two or three times a week at first, but now it's maybe once a week or less. I am far more confident in social and professional situations. I'm no longer the shy or reticent one, hanging back and dreading to be noticed or approached. I can wear nice clothes without having to wonder if the fabric will withstand the sweating. I can attend trade shows and conferences where I meet many people at a time. My church experience is greatly enhanced, not having to make apologies for the wet hands and such. I can go on and on. Others have mentioned the change in me, which continues to manifest over time. I am grateful for the procedure and I cannot overstate the benefits of having gone through with it.  Daniel (Texas)

February 2017
18 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS chest and back pretty bad. Legs moderate.
My whole life has been more enjoyable without the trauma and anxiety due to sweating hands. I can shake hands and meet people and interact without worrying about my sweaty hands. I lived with it affecting daily living until I was 60 years old!  Susan (Tennessee)

January 2017
17 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, blushing, Raynauds.
CS chest, abdomen, feet, but mild, doesn't bother me.

 

For anyone contemplating whether or not ETS (Micro-endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) 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.

Something as simple as taking handwritten notes created dread. I always had to fold up an extra piece of paper and put under the bottom of my hand where it touched the page. If not, the ink or pencil would blur or you wouldn't be able to write on the wet lower portion of the page at all.

I played on the high school tennis team for four years. I loved tennis BUT there was no way I could hold onto a racket without wearing a leather glove to absorb the hand sweat, having my racket grip wrapped in an absorbent material, and/or keeping a towel court side to dry my grip between points.

Dating, who wants to hold a cold sweaty hand? Terrible again. Whenever, I rode in a car, I always held my hands in front of the air vents to try and keep them dry.

Ever been to a golf driving range, and the club just flies out of your wet hands and lands 30 feet in front of you? Yep, me too.

Imagine if having pockets was a necessity. I always wore a dress or pants with pockets so I could stick my hands in and dry them off.

When bowling, I always stood right over the fan at the ball return so I could keep my hands as dry as possible and not fling the ball backwards.

When shooting a game of pool, I loved those big chalk blocks! That's the only way I could play, by coating my hands in chalk powder.

My mom took me to a physician in high school who said it was just nerves. I knew better, because I could be home watching TV and eating snacks with sweaty palms. Why would I be nervous about that?

As life goes on...

 

I got married with a washcloth wrapped around my bouquet of flowers as I walked down the aisle so my hands wouldn't drip water and my wedding gown would stay dry.

At any type of party or social gathering, I always walked around with a beverage full of ice AND a napkin wrapped around it. This way I could try to dry my hands, and if I had to shake hands maybe they would appear cold because of the ice on the sweaty glass.

Ever tried to hold a friend's baby or even your own with sweaty hands and then hand them to someone who says "oh, I think they have wet their clothes and need a diaper change". No, sorry, that was from my sweaty hands.

Going to church, I kept a paper towel in my bible so I could dry my hands during the service. The worse part of all, when the pastor would ask us to stand up and shake hands with someone near us and welcome them. Ugh! If you didn't it was rude, if you did it was embarrassing.

I made it through radiology school by constantly drying my hands. Do you know what happens to x-ray film when you touch it with wet hands. Not good. Films stick together and it leaves a mark that could interfere with interpretation by a radiologist. Once my instructor told me, you can't have wet hands. Well duh, I get it. Luckily today, most film based departments are digital.

Afterwards, I got a job in healthcare and had to wear latex gloves often (to give injections or sterile situations, etc). I tried to use medical gloves that had kind of a tight wrist or even had a powder in them because if I ever held my hand up above my head - a stream of water would just run down my arm. I wish I had a photo or a video because I could literally take off these latex gloves and pour the water out of them.

Even if I was able to keep my hands dry, they were usually freezing cold. Do you know how many times I've been told, "Wow, your hands are ice cold"? I would just smile and say "That means I have a really warm heart".

Well, today I have warm hands AND a warm heart. Ironically, on Valentines Day, February 14 of 2000 I flew to Houston, TX and had ETS Surgery performed by Dr. David Nielson.

I ran across this procedure on the internet after following several forums and doing a lot of research. At that time, there weren't but a handful of physicians in the US even performing this surgery. I remember my mom asking that I please not do this because it was so new but I was ready for a change. I was put to sleep with wet hands and when I woke up they were dry and have been dry ever since. Life changing! I became a different person, more confident, more outgoing, less stress, less anxiety, my career grew, and my relationships grew. Dr. Nielson's office was great, the same day surgery was quick and you show up the next morning for a follow-up visit before boarding a flight and heading back home. My chest was a little sore and I couldn't laugh but that certainly didn't keep me from smiling.

It's not just me, ETS has been a miracle for others as well. As I was looking through my notes before writing this, I ran across an email that I received in July of 2000. I have no idea who these folks are but the wife (not named for privacy reasons) had written me a thank you letter. She writes "I hold you responsible for us finding Dr. Nielson. I hold you responsible for my new husband, I could go on and on about the ways he has changed, the ways his life has changed, but I won't because I'm sure you feel the exact same way. What I'm trying to say is thank you, thank you for my new husband".

In full disclosure, I do have slight compensatory sweating but I'll take that any day. My feet sweat some (not bad), but who shakes feet? And I'll occasionally have some sweating on my chest or abdomen, not bad at all. Knowing what I know now, would I do it again? Absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt. Life is great!     Larissa (Texas)

November 2016
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet.
CS on my legs when I exercise but doesn't bother me.
ETS has helped A lot!! I feel GREAT! More positive, happier and I have so much confidence now. My life has change 100%. Thank you Dr.Nielson and all the people that work with you, THANK YOU!!.  Miguel (Wisconsin)

September 2016
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet.
CS legs, moderate.
It's awesome! I have so much more confidence and it has really helped my golf game.  Caleb (Oklahoma)

August 2016
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS arms and legs severity is mild, not really a problem.
The surgery I can honestly say is by far the best thing I have ever done for myself. Makes me wish I had discovered it 30 years ago. It's the only thing that has truly been a life changer for me. Forever grateful!!  James (Oklahoma)

August 2016
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet. CS moderate on trunk, under arm areas.
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)

March 2016
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. Raynuds. CS multiple areas.
I'm not nervous to shake someones hand or go on a date. When i'm not hot or nervous life is so much better.  Over the summer I worked at a ballpark however and I would have to bring a change of clothes because I sweat through mine so bad and I didn't have that problem before.  Paris (Texas)

January 2016
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of trunk.
Everything is better.  Joseph (Wyoming)

January 2016
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet.
No CS.
Just love that I can be a normal social person that doesn't worry about touching others with sweaty hands.  Griffin (Texas)

September 2015
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, face, neck.
No CS.
Very happy with the results because 0% sweating in hands. My neck does not produce sweat. I believe my face does not produce sweat. The sweat shifted itself lower below breast like under bra, sometimes upper stomach area. But only when I'm very hot or when I'm drying my hair with HAIR DRYER for whatever reason. It does not bug me. I do not think of it as compensatory sweating. I have NO regrets having surgery. I would recommend it to all patients. I was very scared to do the surgery and now I am so happy that I want to encourage others to have it. I am healthy, ETS only helped me become healthier. They can call me ANY TIME. Will be more than happy to share my story. THANK YOU DR. NIELSON and AMY. Dr. Nielson is one of a kind doctor. He is the only one in ENTIRE WORLD you can trust with the procedure like that.  Iryna (Ohio)

August 2015
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of back, chest, and legs, but only when its really hot outside, and coupled with high humity. It happens so infrequently though, that I would take this over the sweaty hands any day.
I no longer even think about my hands and all the things I avoided because of them. Its difficult to convey how significant this is, but considering there wasn't a day in my life in the past 15 years that I wasn't worried about what someone would say when we shook hands, I'd say its a big deal!.  - Douglas (New York)

August 2015
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of back and legs - moderately severe.
I have struggled with palmer and plantar hyperhidrosis for most of my life that I remember. My parents tell me that when I was young they sought after any treatment to help me since I was so negatively affected by this condition. At that time there were no real answers except for risky invasive surgery which is not the path my parents wanted to take with me since this was not a life threatening condition. Hyperhidrosis affected every aspect of my life negatively and I found that most people didn’t really understand the condition or how it affects every aspect of your life. It was something I thought about every second of every day and with every personal encounter I made. In school (Elementary through College) I found that I had to come up with ways to prevent my papers and assignments from being wet, smeared or tearing due to my hands sweating. Even interacting with people and friends was difficult due to wet hands and not wantin g to touch others or hold hands due to the wetness of my hands and the responses I always would get. I found myself making excuses not to touch people, shake or hold hands and if I had to, I would always make up an excuse as to why my hands were wet (“I just washed my hands”). I always left a trail of water on anything I touched. I learned to deal with innocent looks and comments from others as to why things were wet after I had held or touched them. It was embarrassing which I found only intensified the condition. I graduated with my Bachelor degree in Nursing and became a pediatric RN. Hyperhidrosis made my career choice extremely difficult since most of it involves use of your hands and touching people. It was difficult to find ways to deal with my condition and still have the touch that the patients I cared for needed not to mention the increased difficulty of having to do certain nursing procedures with “wet” hands. I came up with many different ways of doing things and disguising the “wetness” but this consumed every thought of each day. After many years (about 35) I finally decided that I should swallow my embarrassment of the condition and seek again for some help. I researched all I could find about the condition and any treatment I could find to help me. In the meantime I went to a dermatologist who prescribed an anti cholinergic, which helped a little bit but had horrible side effects that I couldn’t live with any more. In my continued search I came across Dr. Nielson’s website multiple times which answered all the questions and concerns I had been dealing with my whole life. It was very comprehensive and user friendly. It was the answer I had been looking for so many years. He was a doctor who had dedicated his career developing a surgical procedure to help with this condition and had done over thousands of this procedure on patients. As I continued to research this condition and his website, things continued to fall into place that this was the doctor and the procedure that would finally help me. I called my mom to tell her about Dr. Nielson, and ironically it turned out that she knew his parents well. That gave me the confidence to call his office and speak with them about the micro ETS surgery. Dr. Nielson’s staff could not have been more accommodating and understanding and helpful with answering all of my questions, which I had many. The phone consult with Dr. Nielson I had prior to deciding to have the surgery put me at ease as he answered all my questions and gave me all the time I needed to talk with him. I could feel that he cared and understood the negative aspects this condition has on people’s lives. His office staff was most helpful and accommodating with helping me to make arrangements to come to San Antonio as I was coming from out of state for the procedure. The pre-op, surgery and post-op could not have been smoother. The outcome of the surgery was immediate as my hands were dry upon awakening from the surgery. The surgery itself was very easy to recover from with very minimal downtime or pain. The post op clinic visit was just the same with Dr. Nielson giving me his personal attention and time to answer every detail or question I had. The question I keep asking myself now is “Why didn’t I do this sooner”? My life is so much better now without the constant worry of wet hands! It is so much easier to do every day things without having to look for alternate ways to accomplish such simple things. It definitely has been a life changer for the better. I almost feel like I am a happier, more easy going person now that a major stressor has been relieved from my life with the micro ETS surgery. As I look back on the micro ETS surgery I can say with confidence “It was all worth it and more” thanks to Dr. Nielson and his staff.  - Suzanne (Utah)

August 2015
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS Leg front and back and torso.
I am able to write on paper without it sticking to my palms, use touchscreen electronics, drive and shake peoples hands confidently without having to stress about wet/clammy hands. - Camila (Florida)

July 2015
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS none.
Life changing experience to have lived with sweaty hands my whole life and now have it gone. - Griffin (Texas)

May 2015
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands.  CS of lower trunk and body, extreme at times.
Everything is better :} - Joseph (Wyoming)

April 2015
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of torso, armpit, feet.
Nothing can compare to dry hands!I am no longer afraid to shake someone's hands, ETS has given me much more confidence. I walk into meeting knowing I don't have to dry my hands, I can confidently reach for someone's hands. - Nesha (U.S. Virgin Islands)

March 2015
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet, undearm.  CS of back and neck, moderate.
Every day, I am thankful for having underwent the surgery. This has changed my life. I have wanted to have a surgery to cure this for 20 years, and I as soon as I found Dr. Nielson's particular type of procedure (about 8 or 9 years prior to my surgery), I knew that I wanted Dr. Nielson to be my surgeon. This was a good decision, and Dr. Nielson is amazing. I am so grateful. Every day of my life, I think about this surgery and how relieved I am to have had it. - Jessie (San Diego CA)

February 2015
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of stomach, breast, upper back, inner thighs, feet, bottom.
The ets surgery has changed my life!! I have improved so much with my career. I can cut and color hair with no problem. BT unfortunately its slowly starting to come back. A month after the my surgery,my left hand started sweating a lil at the bottom and of my wirst. At the time it was so little Tht I wouldn't even consider it sweat. As the months went on my sweat on my left hand increase and is moving its way up my hand. And the same is starting to happen with my right hand. - Renee (Rochester, New York)

February 2015
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet.  CS of thighs and calfs when working out.
I am able to do many things i wasn't able to do before. some of this include taking notes in class, shaking peoples hands, using touchscreen devices, driving, reading (books,magazines, etc), typing on computer without getting the keys wet, doing my hair. There are so many things that i am able to confidently do that i cannot possibly think of them all off the top of my head. - Nicole (Florida)

January 2015
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet.  CS of armpit and torso area.
I have gotten some promotions at work due to the fact that I am no longer afraid to speak up and make myself known. Im so much more confident in myself. - Carolina (Texas)

January 2015
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet, underarms. No CS.
For the better in an unexplainable way. A dream come true. I no longer have social anxiety, no longer sweat through my clothes within minutes. No longer cry in my room because I was so devastated about not being able to control this disorder. I am more confident, I accomplish much more in a normal day. No more trying to hide the embarrassing sweat from others seeing it. It was a LIFE CHANGING PROCEDURE for the better. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself in my entire life. Worth every penny. - Rachel (Houston, Texas)

November 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, face. CS severe upper chest andback.
My facial sweat and hand sweating are totally gone. However, as time passed by the doctor said there could be chance of reconnection of nerves. Now my hands seem to show very little sweat which means they are connecting? Plus my upper back and upper chest have compensatory sweating severely. I need to get done again. Other than this, I am completely satisfied that my face and hands aren't sweating again! - David (Korea)

October 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, feet. CS chest, lower back.
I am able to do many more things without having sweaty, and ichy hands getting bothered. - Weiyang (Texas)

October 2014
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, face, underarms, feet.  CS of armpit and torso area, I sweat in my torso area quite badly.
Very much so, even with the compensatory sweating, I can't explain how happy I am to walk into meeting with dry hands and be confident when I shake hands. I can lotion my hands now, I was never able to do that before. I still walk around with a bit of paper towel but it's only for my sweaty armpit. - Nesha (Virgin Islands)

October 2014
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, Raynaud's Disease, Facial Blushing. CS of chest, back, and thighs fairly bad.
My life has changed for the better since my Micro ETS surgery. My hands don't sweat at all. In fact I have to use lotion on them to keep them hydrated which I have never before done. I find myself not getting irritated as easily as I used to because my hands would be pouring out sweat. I am able to be more relaxed in social settings than I used to be. All around I would say that I am more relaxed and happy since I have had the surgery.
- Cassandra (Idaho)

October 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, Raynaud's Disease. Moderate CS.
I am very satisfied with the procedure. I wish I would have made the decision when I was younger because it has changed my life in so many positive ways. I am more open to go out and meet any person, shake hands and not worry about having to dry my hands with a washcloth constanly. I recommend this procedure to anybody who is suffering from excessive sweating in hands, the compensatory sweating is not bad at all.
- Jessenia (Texas)

September 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, face. Moderate CS of groin, back, shins.
I no longer have to hide my hands in sleeves that come over my hands all the time.  I can wear short sleeves, and even bracelets and rings.  I have more confidence than ever before. - Debbie (Canada)

September 2014
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, face. No CS.
Everything has become easier. I feel so much more comfortable in doing the simplest tasks. I'm so happy with my results!! - Taylor (Nebraska)

August 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, face. CS body trunk.
My social life has improved tremendously post ETS. - Harrison (Houston, Texas)

August 2014
1 Year Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands and face.  CS of the Underarms (Severe), Infra-mammary/chest/stomach (mild to moderate), Mons Pubis / perineum (moderate to severe), Groin/upper inner thigh/sacral/perianal/infra-gluteal (Severe), Back - upper, middle, lower (Severe), legs - general (mild to moderate)
No more sweaty face, scalp, neck, or hands. None. I still sometimes forget that it's ok to shake hands or blow dry my hair or put on makeup, because I won't be drenched with sweat afterward. I can never thank Dr. Nielson enough for that. It's changed my life. - Frances (New York)

August 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands. CS of feet severe, lower back moderate, abdomen mild.
My success as a physical therapist is so dependent on hands-on techniques that my career would have been an impossibility without this surgery. Erin (Pennsylvania)

June 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of the hands, No CS at one year. My life has changed dramatically since having ETS! My hands no longer sweat, unless I'm in a situation involving extreme heat, and even in that case it's a normal amount. I'm so grateful for this procedure. However the didn't work on my feet at all which was a big disappointment.  - Rachel (Utah)

April 2014
1 Year Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated /Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, CS of thighs mild.
It's changed greatly for the better. I no longer avoid social gatherings and I look forward to attending meetings and seminars for work. I can now focus on work instead of worrying about the possibility of having to shake hands with someone. My hands are completely dry and I now welcome hand shakes. I encourage anyone who suffers with hand sweating to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nielson, it will truly be life changing. Thank you Dr. Nielson! - Bill (Kansas)

April 2014
6 Month Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated / Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, CS of back, chest, belly.
My life changed COMPLETELY! Dry hands allow me to do many many things that I wasn't able to do before. I am now a part-time tango dancer and having dry hands allow me to practice more comfortably with my partner~ I can do handy crafts, painting, making DIY projects, and I can work more efficiently without the wet-hand bother! Thank you so much!!! - Weiyang (Houston, Texas)

April 2014
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated / Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, CS of chest, middle back is moderate.
Yes, I am very happy to have made the decision to have this surgery done. I don't stress about being social anymore. I love to have my hands dry and warm every single day. - Jessenia (Tyler, Texas)

March 2014
6 Month Follow Up
Condition(s) Treated / Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, CS of the upper, mid, and, lower back. Also abdomen and legs.
My life changed dramatically in different ways, social and physically. Before I wouldn't have the desire to go out in public or meet new friends. I was also afraid to change jobs. when hot weather my hands would sweat, get swollen and cold. It was a painful and annoying feeling. thanks to Dr. Nielson and staff, my life is totally different! - Barbara (Texas)

February 2014
6 Month Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated / Comments:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, CS is extremely mild, only in particularly humid/warm settings in combination with stressful situations: abdomen and lower back.
This was the best decision I have ever made. I am a student, so studying was problematic because the keyboard or papers would be completely saturated with sweat from my hands. - Erin (Pennsylvania)

February 2014
6 Month Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands and face
It's impossible to describe how much my life has changed, and for the positive. I never understood what it would be like to hold hands with someone comfortably or to write notes without having the pen slide out of my fingers. I can finally wear makeup without having it ruined before I even leave the house, and I can blow dry my hair knowing that sweat won't come pouring out of my head and neck to ruin it. ETS has been nothing short of life-changing. - Frances (New York)

December 2013
6 Month Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, armpit sweat
Follow Up Response to "How has ETS changed your life?"
I feel much more warmer in my body. This is a miracle! I'm a lot more happy and above all confident , especially when I meet people to shake their hand. I'm more relaxed and can better feel surrounding people instead of hiding from them. I live with more expression than supression. Wow!!!
- Ingrida (Lithuania)

November 2013
6 Month Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands
Follow Up Response to "How has ETS changed your life?"
I'm no longer shy and feel real again . . . Thank you. - Preston

November 2013
6 Month Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands
Follow Up Response to "How has ETS changed your life?"
It has given me more confidence in my personal and work life. I feel like a new person, not having to worry about my hands sweating. I'm able to do tasks more easily that were very difficult before due to slipping. Thank you Dr. Nielson and team - you work miracles! - Brooke

October 2013
1 Year Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, Underarm sweat
Follow Up Response to "How has ETS changed your life?"
It has changed my life dramatically!  I no longer have sweaty hands or underarms. I sweat more on my chest, legs and back but only when I am hot not just randomly like I did before with my hands and underarms. - Missy

October 2013
6 Month Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands
To Whom It May Concern,
Very much for the better. I look forward to attending social events and shaking peoples hands, whereas before surgery I was miserable at social events due to hand sweating. I now eagerly search out training classes and seminars to attend related to my job. While attending meetings, I no longer sit in fear of having to meet people and shake their hands or sit through meetings fearing having to shake hands with people when the meeting is over. I can now relax and focus on the meetings content. Life has been great since ETS! My only regret is not having ETS sooner. Thank you Dr. Nielson and staff! - Bill

October 2012
9 Year Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, feet, face, Facial Blushing
Hi Dr. Neilson,
I had ETS surgery with you 9 years ago. So far this surgery has been a huge success. I do experience Gustatory sweating which I am considering treating with Botox injections, but my main question is about compensatory sweating. I suffered with this quite severely the first few years after the surgery, but it appears to have resolved itself and if I have it now, it's very mild.  - Keri

July 2013
One Year Follow Up

Condition(s) Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands
I am more comfortable in all social settings and don’t mind shaking and holding hands anymore. I actually look forward to it. It has affected greatly my self esteem and confidence in many situations. - Cara

June 2013
Six Month Follow Up
The surgery has greatly changed my life. I now can complete school work without sweating on the page. Everyday activities have become easier. Now have a social life since surgery.  (Patient)

June 2013
Six Month Follow Up
ETS has given me confidence in my profession (physical therapy). Allowed me to see patients without having to worry about the patient feeling uncomfortable because my hands are sweating. Has given me the confidence to hold my girlfriends hand and not have to worry about her being grossed out by the sweat. Has also allowed me to play with my nephew and be able to hold him without worrying about dropping him or him slipping from my sweaty palms.   - Corey

April 2013
One Year Follow Up

Conditions Treated:  Hyperhidrosis of hands, feet & Facial blushing / Hyperpyrexia
Every aspect of my life has improved since having Micro ETS. Everything I explained in my previous follow-up is still true. I am so happy to finally be able to be the person I always felt I was inside, but didn't show because of my hyperhidrosis. Living a "normal" life feels amazing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for changing my life! (Patient)

March 2013
To Whom It May Concern,

It's made a big difference in quality of life. I play a fair amount of tennis and I no longer have to worry about the racquet slipping out of my hand due to excessive sweating. And my fingers no longer get cold while skiing, even in really cold weather. (Dennis - Former Raynaud's & Sweaty Hands Sufferer)

February 2013
Dr. Nielson,

I am able to preform procedures in the hospital that I was unable to becasue of slipping or not being able to put gloves on. I am more confident when I go into interviews or meet people (I used to be nervous to shake anyones hand, which of course made it worse). I am able to write more easily when taking an exam. There are so many changes it has made in my life overall.  - Hannah

February 2013
Dr. Nielson,

My life has changed is so many ways. I will do things now that I wouldn't before. I actually look forward to social events that I used to want to avoid due to sweaty hands. I look forward to job interviews and do not dread them. I am currently attending an internship at Disney World that I wouldn't have if I hadn't had my sweating issue fixed. So many things that I used to avoid, I will now step out and do. I have always had a pretty outspoken personality and loved meeting people but now I have nothing to hold me back! I am more confident and participate in more group activities. It's been nothing but positive changes since getting ETS. SO thankful!! (Patient)

Severe Hand Sweating. Patient from Texas.
Before
Severe Hand Sweating.
After
Hand Sweat Reduced.

December 2012
Six Month Follow Up

Completely enjoying working with my hands and I'm even more social. - Roel

December 2012
Six Month Follow Up

I can now be a dental hygienist :) I'm more confident and much much more . . .  - Kelli

Six Month Follow Up

I had the Micro ETS procedure performed by Dr. Nielson this past March! The primary reason for me having ETS was because I suffered from Hyperhidrosis, extreme sweating of my hands and feet being the worst. It was a very embarrassing condition. The sweating would begin for a variety of reasons and sometimes it seemed it began for no reason at all. I could feel the sensation that I was about to have "an episode" coming on and there was nothing I could do about it. The more I thought about what was happening, the more upset/anxious I became. The sweating would soon take over my body and the facial blushing would kick in. The facial blushing I experienced was a result of being embarrassed about my Hyperhidrosis and not wanting anyone to find out about my condition.

Hyperhidrosis had taken control of my life and I was not the person I wanted to be because of it. I had suffered my entire life and had spent my entire life coming off as shy and/or rude because I feared what people would say/think if they found out about my condition, so I didn't talk to people. I avoided meeting people/talking to people at all costs. In fact, I avoided any situation where I might have to talk to someone else or attention might be drawn to me. I had to literally talk myself into even going to the grocery store, because I was so scared someone would notice my sweaty hands and make a comment. I had heard comments about my sweaty hands my entire life and they were so hurtful. I can't tell you the number of hours I spent crying over my condition and wishing for a "new life."

I do not know your individual circumstance, but if you also suffer from Hyperhidrosis, I can give you more detailed examples of what I went through pre-ETS and the differences post-ETS if you would like, but I will tell you, Dr. Nielson and ETS changed my life in the most positive way! Dr. Nielson and ETS gave me the "new life" I wanted! I am so incredibly thankful I had the procedure. I am able to live a "normal" life now! The sweating of my hands is completely gone! I vary rarely have any sweating on my feet and even when I do, it is very minimal. I do have some compensatory sweating on my chest and lower back area, but I hesitate to even label it CS as it only happens when I am in muggy/humid/hot environments, when it is normal to sweat anyway. I have not had any facial blushing at all post-ETS.

My life has become so incredibly busy now, because I am constantly out doing things and getting involved. I am constantly taking my daughter to story time/ music class/the park, volunteering, attending social events, etc...all things I would never had done before ETS. I dreaded going anywhere before ETS. One of the best moments of being a mom to a almost 1 year old is being able to hold my little girl close and rock her to sleep. Before ETS, I couldn't do that, because my hands would leave her clothes soaked. I also love walking holding her hand. I never held anyone's hand prior to ETS, because the sweating was so embarrassing. I love that I don’t have to pull away when she reaches for my hand. Because of Dr. Nielson and the ETS procedure he performed on me, I have been able to be the person I always wanted to be. I am able to do whatever I want to do, go wherever I want to be, and not feel any hesitation or embarrassment. It feels like a weight I carried my entire life has finally been lifted. It is the most amazing feeling. I will forever be grateful for Dr. Nielson and his ETS procedure.

I would advise you to do a lot of research before making the decision about if you should have Micro ETS, so you know what to expect and also what the possible risks are. That being said, I also want to warn you that you will read a lot of very scary stories online. I scheduled my ETS surgery after many years of research and I almost canceled at the last minute due to horror stories I read online. If you are hesitant about any part of the ETS procedure, I would suggest you write down your questions and talk with Dr. Nielson. He is wonderful at answering questions completely and honestly. In fact, Dr. Nielson was great through the entire process. He was wonderful, as was his staff. I trust Dr. Nielson fully and believe he is a great doctor and person. I definitely recommend Micro-ETS by Dr. Nielson! (Kansas Patient)

Dear Dr. David Nielson,
I want to thank you for changing my life with a successful Micro ETS surgery. Nothing can fully express my gratitude for waht a blessing you have been to me.  Before my surgery two years ago I was always self-conscious about my hands. I was embarrassed to ever shake hands with anyone, and I was never really confident to be around people. Ever since my surgery, my hands have stayed dry, and I absolutely love it! My whole life has been turned around of this amazing experience. My family has seen an immense change in me and I have seen it too. I am more cheery, confident, and positive now. I owe all of this to you and your dedicated team.
Thank you again for caring enough to practice medicine that changes lives for the better. You certainly made an amazing difference in mine.  Sincerely, Callie

 

Dear Dr Nielson:
I can't sufficiently express my appreciation and eternal gratitude for having successfully cured my " sweaty hands". After  experiencing an unsuccessful ets surgery with another doctor I was fearful that this surgery wouldn't be successful. Fortunately I was wrong!!!
Thanks to your ets procedure I am now able to shake hands without fear & shame.
You have ended a life time of misery and despair & I will never be able to thank you enough...
Forever grateful, Monica

 

April 2008
Dr. Nielson & Staff,
Thank you so much for a very successful surgery. Thank you Cheri, Robyn, Peggy, and Ann for taking care of everything and checking in on me. Everything is wonderful . . . and my penmanship is even better! I definately haven't had such a pleasant experience in sugery as this.  Sincerely, (Patient)

January 2008
Dr. Nielson,

I'm sure that you don't remember me, but I wanted to send you another thank you note.  About eight years ago, you performed a thoracic sympathectomy on me.  Prior to that, I had difficulty keeping hold of a tennis racket, had to literally wipe off a computer keyboard or piano keys after use, and public events (anything that required handshaking) were horrible anxiety-filled times.

 

Since your help, my hands are so much better. I became very tactile for awhile, for I never knew how soft my dog's ears were.  Other people's hands seem very moist to me, and I've given your information to two other people.  My feet are much improved, but not as drastic as my hands.

I graduated from KU in 2004 with honors and three Bachelors degrees.  My husband and I have also welcomed a son whom I don't worry about dropping.  The job situation is not so hot, but you can't fix everything. (smile)  You did make a significant and profound impact on much of my life, and I am appreciative.  Thank You!  Jessica Zahn

P.S. You may always use my name for a recommendation.

 
Video by former patient who had sweaty hands.
Patient from Utah.

Dr Nielson:
The ETS surgery is literally an answer to my prayers.  When I was 12 years old I told God that if he cured me I would serve Him with my hands the rest of my life.  Little did I know that 7 years later He would cure them.  I am now studying nursing and everytime I use my hands I try to do with love and kindness in remainder of the promise I once made.
I am so thankful for the surgery.  I am very happy with the results and excited about trying new thing that I couldn't do before, like playing guitar and drawing.  Thank you so much.  (Patient)

Dr. Nielson,
My hands are in a dreamlike state. They are rediscovering life, longing to touch every surface, to know every texture as if for the first time. The life I have lived thus far will be drastically changed. After eighteen years of hiding and drying and blushing over my wet, cold, red, purple hands, I can reintroduce my pair of allies to the world. They will confidently reach out for firm handshakes; they will fidget and flirt and dance across tabletops instead of being folded away from sight; they will write without inhibition; they will stretch out in Christ’s ministry, uninhibited by selfish anxieties.

As my suddenly beautiful fingers saunter across the soft keys, without leaving sweaty pools on the spacebar or mouse pad, they cannot tap quickly enough to express the joy that now accompanies each caress. Oh to mourn the life I lived—a life robbed of the passion of which it is capable. Every touch was filled with hesitation and doubt. I settled for the comfortable, because not even my curious heart could drive me to the unfamiliar situations that would entice sweaty palms.

Wet hands changed the way I lived—but not for the better. They hindered when I needed them to facilitate. They inconvenienced when I needed them to provide. They hid away when I needed them to step up to the challenge. My hands not only made me doubt every movement, they made me doubt myself. They made me doubt my future.

Every girl dreams of her wedding day. I would awake with dreams turned to nightmares of him slipping the wedding band onto a red, swelled, dripping wet finger and quickly changing his mind. And, though I accepted my hands as my handicap, I dreaded having to impose my handicap on boyfriends and eventually my husband. Every hand holding would be soured by my unpleasant touch.

But now my fears have given way to hope. I can encounter old situations with new confidence. I can fill out a job application without holding my pen awkwardly to avoid contact with the dry paper. I can turn in tests with dry ink and blue lines that do not bleed into one another. I can look through a stack of photos without fusing their sticky surfaces together with sweat. I can stand in front of people, knowing their gaze will fall on my face instead of my beet-red palms. I can meet a new person and remember their name because my mind is no longer consumed with what they are thinking of my disgusting hands. I can help people up from sitting without having to fabricate an excuse and shove my hands deeper into my pockets. I can dream bigger, knowing my adversaries have become my allies.

And I have you, Dr. Nielson, to thank for this blessed opportunity. (Patient)

Dear Dr Nielson:
I can't sufficiently express my appreciation and eternal gratitude for having successfully cured my " sweaty hands". After  experiencing an unsuccessful ets surgery with another doctor I was fearful that this surgery wouldn't be successful. Fortunately I was wrong!!!
Thanks to your ets procedure I am now able to shake hands without fear & shame. You have ended a life time of misery and despair & I will never be able to thank you enough...
Forever grateful, (Patient)

November 2004
Dear Dr. Nielson and staff:

I would like to thank you Dr. Nielson from the bottom of my heart for the life-changing ETS surgery you performed on me last year (8/18/03). Before the surgery I lived a life filled with embarrasment and suffering due to my sweaty hands. I couldn't remember a time in my life when my hands were dry and warm.  Even in childhood I remember always hiding my hands and shying away from other kids when it came time to play. As an adult I was still very shy always making sure my hangs were not "free" so I wouldn't have to shake hands and if I did I'd find myself making excuses for why they were so wet.

 

Now, all that is part of my past and my life is so much better. After the surgery I was so shocked to finally have warm, dry hands that I felt like crying in joy and relief! Thank you Dr. Nielson for giving me back a "normal" life and helping me come out of my shell and not be afraid anymore to socialize with people and shake their hands. You performed a miracle on me and completely changed my life for the better! May God always bless you and your kind, wonderful staff! (smile)

P.S. I am continuously amazed by your kind heart and giving nature! God truly blessed me when he led me to finding you and hearing about your advanced ETS surgery. I still can't find the right words to express how grateful I am to you for changing my life! 
Thank you once again, (Patient)

Hand & Foot Sweating. Patient from Kansas.
Before
Hand & Foot Sweating.
After
Symptoms Resolved.

Dear Dr. Nielson,
Thank you so much for choosing to help people through the Micro ETS surgery. My hands have never been so dry and I have noticed a 50% improvement in my feet as well. I could not be more thrilled with the
results. You, your staff and the facilities you use were a pleasure to work with and were extremely professional and a wonderful experience.
As I sit here and marvel over my warm, dry hands, I must thank you for conquering my battle. Please know you were an answer to countless prayers and i will forever be thankful. God bless you! Philippians 1:3
Sincerely,
(Patient)

Dear Dr. Nielson,
I am sure you receive more thank you letters than you can keep up with, so I thought that I would add to your collection.

Words cannot express my gratitude and thankfulness that I feel for the new body and clear mind you have provided for me.  My life has changed in so many large and small ways but the final result has been more than ever, new found confidence and happiness.  I never thought this would be a reality for my life.  To not have fear and worry constantly consume my thoughts from the moment I wake until I fall asleep at night.  I really thought that I was alone and losing my mind.  You are so very important to people like me and my future happiness has been directly linked to you.  When I get married and have children one day, you will be there with me.  I can hold hands with my mate and not worry.  Be a "normal" person.  That has been my dream and my future isn't so scary now because of you.  I know there are many (Patient) in your daily life with my condition but there will only be one David Nielson for many of us.  For that I am blessed, we all are.  Thank you again so much. (Patient)

Hello Maxine...
Thank you very much for putting me in contact with Sherry from the insurance dept. I was able to talk with her and she put my worries at ease and we discussed my repayment options for the Micro ETS surgery i had done on Aug 18. I just wanted to thank you, Sherry and all of the staff at Dr. Nielson's office and especially Dr. Nielson. All of you have changed my life for the better. Now I can live my life without fearing someone would dare touch my sweaty hands; now i get excited when people shake my hands and they
are dry. I have finally taken control of my life again and i owe it all to you. Thank you again for all of your continued support and patience with me! :)
Sincerely,
(Patient)

Dr. Nielson,
Tomorrow will be three months since my ETS surgery and I want to let you know how pleased I am with the results!  I fully expected that after the surgery my hands would be warm and dry.  What I didn't expect was that my feet would be dry as well.  After spending 20 years (since I was 15 years of age) obsessing about how cold and wet my hands were it is hard to believe that they are so warm and dry.  I spend a great deal of time just looking at my hands and thinking how easy it was to complete the ETS surgery and the process leading up to the surgery.  Dr. Nielson and his staff were incredibly informed and helpful.  I have to admit that I was a little skeptical that it could be this easy.  After all, I found out about this surgery via the Internet.  I researched other sites, talked to the dermatology department at Johns Hopkins, even talked to Dr. Nielson's staff many times.  Let me tell you that it was better than I could have ever expected.
As for side effects, they are so minor it is almost not worth mentioning.  I experienced minor pain after the surgery--almost like I had a slight muscle pull in my rib cage.  I never had a need for the pain killers.  It was gone after the second day.  I felt like I was ready for full athletic action after a week (but I kept my promise not to work out for two weeks so tomorrow will be my first day back at the gym).  I experienced some "phantom" sweating the first and second day--I was feeling those sensations that meant my hands were about to start sweating but they remained dry.  The third day I actually did experience some minor rebound sweating--slight moisture in the left palm and on the fingertips of my right hand.  They literally dried-up the same day.  It appears as though my compensatory sweating is occurring just below my pectoral muscles on the front and on my back.  This is not a big deal.  It only occurs at times when my hands and feet would have been sweating.  In fact, I used to sweat behind the knees and in the groin area and this is now gone as well.  
Again, thank you Dr. Nielson and thank you to the entire staff.  The ETS surgery is a wonderful thing and I would recommend it to anyone looking to solve their hyperhidrosis and Raynaud's.  I would state that it was 100% effective!  Please feel free to use this email as a testimonial on your website and feel free to use my name and number as a reference to any others seeking feedback.
Sincerely,
David S. Williamson

Dr. Nielson,
All through my life my hands have stayed wet. No matter what Idid they would sweat, doctor after doctor they didnt know why. Oh, the nights I layed and cried through the years it only got worse sometimes it stop but shortly return of course seeing on tv there was a cure knowing I couldn't afford it that was for sure praying to god with my hands in the air the very next week god answered my prayer this first god, my hands please take this away allow me to live a normal day little things like petting my cat or walking  the floor not hearing my wet feet go splat typing a letter with dry hands writing to you to tell you how youve made my dreams come true i never thought there would come a day that i would appriciate life in such a new way the grass is now greener on my side a smile on my face ear to ear wide what a difference you've made in my life you and your little surgical knife sent by god you came to me from this prison in my body you have set me free i may never find a way to truly thank you but finding you has made my dream come true to walk in the park holding hands in the dark everything is so wonderful now a day hasnt passed i havent said wow many days since the surgery i find myself crying its so wonderful not carry a rag around for my continual drying wrapping my hands and my feet I'll never do again i look forward to my new life as now today a new life begins.

(Patient)

2 years post-ETS anniversary!
A BIG hello to Dr. Nielson, Cheryl, Peggy, Jane & staff!
2 years ago today, I had my ETS for severe HH & mild blushing. My life has changed so much since the op. I'm out in the world doing the things I love that were very embarassing to do when I had HH/blushing.
I've been performing onstage (I'm a classical singer) and I also serve as an on-call rehearsal accompanist. That is something I always dreaded doing before ETS because my hands would sweat all over the piano. I am an AVID (some might say obsessed...LOL) knitter and I love working with my hands.
At my job, I'm working with clients and can shake hands without having to swipe them on my pants first or worry about "the look" when they feel my hands. They're still warm & dry. I am wearing bright, colourful clothes with confidence.
I'm finally to the point where I don't worry about sweating anymore. After the op, it takes a while to "retrain your brain" and quit thinking negatively about sweating. If you've had HH your whole life, you get into a cycle of worrying about sweating to the point where you plan your day around hiding it. (How do I get through this meeting? How can I hide my hands during my interview?, etc). I don't have to think like that anymore. I have finally stopped hiding my hands which is something I never realized I did until I had ETS and didn't have to worry about sweaty hands. I don't chose my clothes based on what I called "sweat factor" (in other words, how much sweat is going to show?)
My CS is minimal to none. I rarely get it and when I do it's either when I work out or in the hot summer months. It's very light so it's a non-issue for me. I never sweat on my face or hands. My underarms can sweat a little bit if I don't use antiperspirant. My feet are dry about 98% of the time.
When I do sweat, it's just a bit of moisture on my back & stomach (and sometimes thighs when it's really hot outside). Like I said before, to me it's a non-issue because it's nothing compared to what life was like with HH.
Just wanted to give you all an update and let you know that I'm still doing great and life is good. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!
Kindest regards,
(Patient)
(ETS on March 26, 2001)

Dear Dr. Nielson, (Date of Surgery: April 13, 2001)
A year has passed since my ETS redo surgery and I am now submitting my one-year follow up after ETS report.
My hands are nice and warm and dry. The only time they get wet is when I exercise and then I am soaked all over. The difference now is that when I stop exercising, my hands dry up almost immediately.
The only symptom I am left with since the surgery is the numbness that I have on my left side which runs from my chest through the armpit and down the back of my left arm. This is mildly uncomfortable at times, but not painful. My guess is that a nerve (or nerves) were disturbed when trying to find the kuntz nerves. However, having dry hands has been worth this small problem. I just hope this numbness will not create any problems for me in the future. If you have any information on this, I would appreciate receiving it.
Overall, I am very happy with the results of my ETS journey. Life is so much better now. Everything is so much easier to deal with without the worry of sweaty hands. Having the confidence to step out more now has also led me to lose 40 pounds since the surgery, so I feel so much better about myself and am able to enjoy myself socially.
Even after a year, it is still hard sometimes to believe that my hands won’t start sweating, but I have placed myself in some tense situations and my hands have stayed dry—perhaps the occasional clamminess, but never wet.
So, I am happy to send you this positive report, and I want to thank you again for what you have done for me. I am truly grateful. Please feel free to use me as a referral for anyone considering ETS surgery.
May God bless you as you continue in your work.
Sincerely,(Patient)

Dear Dr. Nielson,
I am so glad I had this done (Micro ETS). I am a totally different person. Now I have confidence. I actually want to go up and shake people's hands.
Thank you so much.
(Patient)

Hi Dr. Nielson,
I have been meaning to write and say hi. I hope you are doing very well. Ironically enough (I was planning on emailing you anyway today) on the "Today Show" they aired a segment on hyperhydrosis. A doctor from Dallas, Texas as well as one of his patients appeared on the show. The doctor was explaining the same surgical procedure you performed on me, except he performs it slightly differently. As my grandmother and I were watching the show, I leaned over to her and told her how much better you are then the doctor on the show. Instead of only leaving one incision mark near each underarm as yoiu do Dr. Nielson, this doctor from Dallas makes three incision marks under each breast!!! I couldn't believe it. Anyway...I just wanted to let you know Dr. Nielson how grateful I am for what you did for me.
The woman on the "Today Show" was explaining how embarrassing such a condition can be. It is so interesting to hear how others have the same frustrations with palmar hyperhydrosis as I did. But I must admit, I was excited when I was watching the show because I was blessed enough to have already had the operation and been cured. You are a wonderful doctor.
I hope both you and your family have a very Happy Holiday Season and a very Merry Christmas. Thank you Dr. Nielson.
Sincerely, (Patient)

Dr. Nielson,
I am in the office today and decided to follow up on the ETS operation I had in April of 1998. I have not done much follow up since I had my operation.
At the time I had just turned 16, I'm now 21 and everyday I wake up-- I still feel like I am in a dream! As I was reading other people's testimonies I got teary eyed because so many people are able to have the joy of life as I do now. Dr. Neilson changed my life!
I will be graduating the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Social Work in May 2004. I will be dealing with people everyday in my chosen profession. Without this surgery I doubt would have had the confidence to do all the things I have done since the operation.
Thank you so much for giving me a "normal" life.
(Patient)
Royston, GA

Dr Nielson,
This surgery (micro ets) has changed my life for the best! I no longer have to worry about sweaty Hands (one and 1/2 years after micro ets surgery).(Patient)

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