In previous posts we reported on studies related to surgical interventions including their outcomes and satisfaction rates as assessed by individuals undergoing these procedures ( see Feb 2014 / March & May 2013). A recent study* looked at similar parameters but over a much longer time horizon. Medical researchers from the University of Alabama interviewed almost 200 individuals that underwent thoracoscopic sympathotomy.
These results are worth bearing in mind, particularly if you are contemplating a surgical option. While you may get relief from the site that is affected, it is likely that you will develop hyperhidrosis in another site. Knowing this up front will help you better manage the disappointment if you happen to be one of those individuals that ends up experiencing compensatory hyperhidrosis.
* Bryant AS, Cerfolio RJ. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, April 2014