Surgery (ETS)

Excessive sweating in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis) that is not controlled effectively by other methods may be treated with surgery.

Surgical removal of the sweat glands in the armpit by various techniques can be helpful but is reserved for the most severe cases.

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a highly specialised surgical procedure performed by some surgeons. It has a high success rate but a number of important side effects need to be considered before undertaking this treatment.