Operation to treat facial nerve paresis. If the facial nerve comes under pressure or is damaged, facial expressions will be affected by paralysis.
A complex nerve cord, the facial nerve, is responsible for the movement and control of the facial muscles. It goes by the medical name nervus facialis. Many surgical procedures, in which our practice group of ENT surgeons, plastic surgeons and specialists in operations on the lateral skull base specialises, are only possible if the precise location of the facial nerve, its route and other anatomical characteristics are known. We can offer you the fundamental skills required to assist you in the surgical correction of facial nerve paralysis, which is known medically as facial nerve paresis.
Patients with facial paralysis suffer from minor or major signs of the paralysis, including its expression as lopsidedness of one side of the face. The extremely distressing symptoms of facial paralysis can be the result of constriction, pressure or squeezing processes. They directly affect the facial nerve or its surroundings and significantly restrict normal nerve function. Changes to the bone or tissues, problems with the blood supply, and other factors may be responsible.
We are committed to applying our specialised surgical skills to help patients, who after thorough neurological assessment of their facial paralysis are deemed to require surgery. Microsurgery to decompression of the facial nerve may be the focus of the surgical treatment.
Surgical treatment of facial paralysis clearly is only useful for the diagnosis described. There are a number of other causes of facial paralysis, for which surgical intervention is not helpful.