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Leading vascular surgeon for excessive sweating in Melbourne

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Here at North Western Vascular Surgery in Melbourne, we understand that you may have questions about our treatment options for excessive sweating or facial blushing. Our friendly and experienced team are always happy to provide the support you need, as well as answer questions regarding ETS, lumbar sympathectomy or MiraDry.

Please feel free to contact us by phone during office hours or by email. However it is always recommended that patients see Mr Bell to discuss symptoms and best mode of treatment.

Why do I sweat so much?

If you are sweating excessively from your hands, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. This means that your sympathetic nervous system is excessively stimulating your sweat glands. Everyone sweats sometimes, but people with hyperhidrosis sweat profusely for no reason.

There are no other underlying disorders in virtually all cases, but hyperhidrosis can have a major impact on a person’s confidence and anxiety levels.

Is ETS considered major surgery?

If you are sweating excessively from your hands, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. This means that your sympathetic nervous system is excessively stimulating your sweat glands. Everyone sweats sometimes, but people with hyperhidrosis sweat profusely for no reason.



What is the success rate?

ETS is highly effective at treating sweaty hands with success rates greater than 95%. You can expect to awaken from the procedure with dry hands. ETS is also effective at eliminating facial blushing.



Is ETS suitable for every patient?

ETS is suitable for most patients with excessive sweating from the hands. It is also suitable to treat facial blushing. If your condition involves excessive sweating throughout the body, ETS will not solve all your excessive sweating. Give us a call to discuss your condition and whether ETS is right for you.

Do I need to stay in the hospital for ETS?

No. ETS is an outpatient procedure and most patients leave the hospital within several hours. You will see Mr. Bell before you are released and in a follow-up visit a few days after your procedure.



When can I return to work after ETS?

Most patients are able to return to work after 24 to 48 hours.



Can ETS be reversed?

Technically, the procedure can be reversed, but we have not encountered a want or need for this in 25 years of treatment. You should consider ETS as a permanent solution.



Is the procedure painful?

You will be under general anesthesia for the procedure, so you will feel no pain. It is common to have some pain at the incision point after surgery.



Are there any long-term adverse effects?

Compensatory sweating is the most common side effect of ETS surgery. All patients experience some level of compensatory sweating because the surgery will only eliminate the path of sweating to a specific area. ETS does not eliminate the sweating itself. In most patients, the compensatory sweating is mild and considered an acceptable alternative to sweaty hands or facial blushing.



To learn more about the MiraDry procedure,

feel free to contact us today on 1800 793 289.