Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathectomy Clamping (ETS-C) technique is a 30 minute procedure, and has become the state of the art treatment for patients that suffer from severe Hand Sweating, Facial Sweating, Underarm Sweating and Facial Blushing. Dr. Egozi have treated successfully over a thousand cases of Hyperhidrosis and eliminated these unfortunate conditions.
This advanced and innovative technique has proven to be an effective treatment for many patients. ETS-C involves the placement of a tiny Titanium clam over the sympathetic nerve. This technique allows the procedure to be potentially reversed as opposed to other surgical operations. The reversibility of our procedure has been demonstrated to range between 1-6 months following the surgery.
ETS-C is performed under a mild, general anesthesia and requires a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Egozi. The surgeon then enters the chest cavity through two extremely small incisions located on each side of the body just under the armpit. A small amount of non-toxic Carbon Dioxide (Harmless gas) is introduced into the chest cavity in order to gently push the lungs slightly aside. This will provide the operation surgeon a clear view of the sympathetic nerve chain.
After completion of the operation, the Carbon Dioxide gas is evacuated and the incisions are closed with an absorbed suture which does not need removal. The procedure is then repeated on the other side. A chest x-ray is preformed to insure that the lungs are fully inflated. The patient may resume regular work within 48 hours and return to sport activities within 5-7 days only. It is reported by patients that the quality of their lives, after this surgical procedure (ETS), is life changing. After being on the “sidelines” of social or professional day-to-day activities, the personal notion and uplifting sensation is more than amazing.