I had my ETS surgery when I was 15 I am now 22. I had my surgery at the Duke hospital in NC. I suffered from hyperhidrosis in my hands and feet for my entire life, as all of you know it will destroy self-confidence and I have struggled to gain that. I consulted a hyperhidrosis specialist in Raleigh NC, I do not recall her name but she was awesome. We went over many different treatment methods non of which helped. Finally we decided surgery was the last option. Dr.Chang for Duke hospital performed the surgery. My hands were completely dry and I could not believe it! I still have the pictures somewhere where I had taken pictures of my hands the day before, my hands dripping with sweat. All these years later and I do not regret the surgery what so ever. I do sweat pretty bad out of my back and chest in hot weather also when I eat certain foods like ketchup or sour things. The good has far outweighed the bad. However I will not sugar coat the actual surgery and I do not know if this was normal. The night after the surgery was extremely painful my chest hurt very bad like someone was stabbing me repeatedly I could not sleep and tossed back many pain pills which did not seem to give any relief. I remember falling asleep sitting up in the hotel room. My mother was in panic wanting to take me to the ER or the hospital I tried to mask the pain. After a few days the pain was gone except for pain in my pec muscles for a few weeks.
I have had hyperhidrosis (palms and feet) since my childhood. I have tried/researched almost every treatment for hyperhidrosis over last decade, and in the process have acquired considerable experience that I hope will help others suffering with hyperhidrosis. I am happy to help you in whatever way I can to manage your excessive sweat problem - see the About page for more details and my contact information. Remember you are not alone, and that hyperhidrosis is entirely manageable with informed treatment. Good luck! PS: I recently published all that I have learnt about Hyperhidrosis in my book No Sweat! I encourage you to check that out as I believe its the best resource out there to understand and manage hyperhidrosis without falling for the miracle cures. Will love to hear your feedback on how to make it better.