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What You Should Know About ETS surgery.

Excessive sweating getting you down? So much that you’re thinking about taking a drastic measures, like having endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) surgery? Think again, you might regret that decision.

Most doctors that recommend ETS don’t explore the full side effects of the surgery, reviews online show mostly regrets. To confirm that you have made the best decision, here is some basic info on ETS surgery.

What is ETS surgery?

The International Hyperhidrosis Society explains that “during ETS surgery, surgeons attempt to interrupt the transmission of nerve signals from the spinal column to the sweat glands and thus prevent these nerve signals from “turning on” the sweat glands”.
This isn’t a light procedure. The operation is painful and very invasive. The patients are under general anaesthesia. One of their lungs will be temporarily collapsed to destroy the nerve path. This operation is so complicated that a patient even died receiving it.

And the operation isn’t even the worst part about the whole process. The side effects are irreversible.

Side effects

There are many terrifying testimonies online about the irreparable side effects of ETS surgery. Forums have being created to share these sad testimonies. These side affects range from intense compensatory sweating, cold hands, Horner’s Syndrome, Gustatory Sweating, pneumothorax, etc.

Please read the testimonials in the forum above before making a decision you may regret.

The alternative
Thankfully, there’s a non-invasive, safe and cost effective alternative to ETS surgery. This solution is called iontophoresis. The International Hyperhidrosis Society considers it the best solution on the market. You can read all about it here.
Iontoderma is proud to offer an economical iontophoresis machine that has proven results. For more information, visit our website. Because you deserve to know all the alternatives before having ETS surgery.


- Elizabeth

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