Hyperhidrosis care at Mayo Clinic
- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic experts have been successfully treating hyperhidrosis for decades. Each year about 2,350 people are treated at Mayo Clinic for hyperhidrosis.
- Team approach. People with hyperhidrosis may need to consult with specialists from dermatology, neurology, neurosurgery and chest (thoracic) surgery. Our multidisciplinary approach means you have access to exactly the care you need.
- Specialized tests. A thermoregulatory sweat test is available at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. In this test, your body is coated with a powder that changes color when it gets wet.
Surgical innovation. Mayo Clinic surgeons have been at the forefront of developing surgical techniques to improve results, speed recovery time and reduce side effects of hyperhidrosis surgery. They developed a new procedure that interrupts the nerve signals without removing the sympathetic nerve (sympathotomy). It greatly reduces the risk of a side effect of nerve surgery for hyperhidrosis — excessive sweating in other areas of the body (compensatory sweating).
Mayo Clinic doctors may perform hyperhidrosis nerve surgeries through just one small incision, typically measuring less than 1/2 inch (1 centimeter). This can shorten recovery time and reduce postoperative pain.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology & neurosurgery and ear, nose & throat by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals in neurology & neurosurgery.