Reduce or Stop the Painful Headaches
A migraine is more than just a headache, often accompanied by flashing spots, other visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, photosensitivity, and more. Approximately 12 percent of the population in the United States suffers from migraine headaches. Frequently difficult to manage and often debilitating to those affected, migraine headache is commonly treated with medications and BOTOX®.
Considered to be on the forefront of therapy, migraine surgery is a cutting-edge option for patients who no longer receive relief from traditional treatment methods. Not all patients are candidates for migraine surgery. At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz work closely with headache neurologists to optimize best patient care.
Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz are dual board certified surgeons.
The idea is that certain nerves on the head act as triggers that, when irritated with pressure, result in migraine headache. Relaxing the tension points, according to studies, can reduce or eliminate migraine symptoms. The migraine surgery can be performed in as little as 45 minutes. Surgery focuses on the alleviation of trigger points and may include nasal surgery and decompression of nerves in the forehead, temple, and back of the head. Leading research suggests an 80 to 92 percent success rate in achieving a 50 percent reduction in the number of migraines experienced.
Incisions are placed in areas of optimal camouflage commonly used in a cosmetic brow lift and cosmetic rhinoplasty. This lessens any visible scar formation after surgery. At Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive for highly individualized patient care. We will work with your neurologist to identify your unique anatomic trigger points.