Ramsay Hunt syndrome affects the facial nerve. It occurs when shingles damage the facial nerve, leading to facial paralysis. Ramsay Hunt syndrome may also cause hearing loss in the affected ear. Many Ramsay Hunt syndrome treatment options are available.
By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of The Facial Paralysis Institute, people dealing with Ramsay Hunt syndrome can find the best treatment.
Selective Neurolysis For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
Selective neurolysis is a one-of-a-kind Ramsay Hunt treatment – and one of the best Ramsay Hunt syndrome treatments ever developed. Pioneered by Dr. Azizzadeh, selective neurolysis involves meticulous mapping of the facial nerve. Dr. Azizzadeh then selectively reduces facial nerve activity to help recreate a natural smile.
Botox For Facial Paralysis
Botox is a safe, effective treatment for Ramsay Hunt syndrome. It reduces tension in areas of the face that are hyperactive, as well as treats unwanted muscle movements in the face. Additionally, Botox treatments may be used in combination with neuromuscular retraining to help a Ramsay Hunt syndrome patient achieve the best-possible results.
Masseter Nerve Transfer
The masseter to facial nerve transfer is one of the most cutting-edge Ramsay Hunt syndrome treatment options. It involves making an incision near the front of a Ramsay Hunt syndrome patient’s ear, followed by sewing the facial nerve and masseteric nerve together. That way, a Ramsay Hunt syndrome patient can restore his or her natural smile in the months following the procedure.
Cross Facial Nerve Transplant
A cross facial nerve transplant is a two-stage Ramsay Hunt syndrome treatment. Initially, nerve grafts are harvested from a Ramsay Hunt syndrome patient’s lower leg and attached to his or her facial nerve. During the second stage, the gracilis muscle free flap is harvested from a patient’s inner thigh and connected to the cross-facial nerve graft and artery or vein in the neck. This ultimately helps a patient restore natural facial movements. Meanwhile, a Ramsay Hunt syndrome patient may also require physical therapy following a cross facial nerve transplant procedure.
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Dr. Azizzadeh can offer insights into different Ramsay Hunt syndrome treatment options and help a patient decide which treatment is ideal. To schedule a Ramsay Hunt syndrome treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at (310) 657-2203.
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