Raleigh, NC 27609
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
Surgical Treatment of Facial Nerve Disorders
Surgical Procedure: Facial Nerve Surgery
Indications for Surgery: Tumors, Infection, Trauma of the Facial Nerve; Facial Paralysis
Surgical Time: 1 - 4 hours
Hospital Admission: 1 – 3 days, occasional outpatient
Surgical Procedure: Access to the long and curved course of the facial nerve is provided by Middle Fossa Approach, Transmastoid Approach or approach to the nerve outside the temporal bone in the tissue of the upper neck under the ear.
Miscellaneous: Therapeutic interventions may include removal of the boney covering of the nerve (decompression), removal of tumors, and grafting of the facial nerve with a donor nerve (sensory branch to the ear) from the neck which allows the nerve to re-grow to the facial muscles achieving movement of the face.