What to Know
Typically, patients are selected after having a confirmed diagnosis of migraine headaches or chronic daily headaches by a neurologist and after failure of conservative medical management.
Surgical migraine relief is determined by a personalized treatment plan based on specific trigger sites. The cost of surgery will depend on the complexity of your case and the number of trigger sites that need to be treated.
Where Science and Aesthetics Meet
Our team’s approach utilizes neurosurgery and plastic surgery together to get our patients the best results – in both beauty and science – maximizing relief and minimizing scarring.
Since many of the surgical migraine procedures overlap with aesthetic procedures – including brow lift, facelift and upper eyelift – many patients use this opportunity to have both surgical migraine and aesthetic procedures performed under one anesthetic. Please contact our staff to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Salloum during your initial meeting with our team of doctors.
Before Surgery Patient Care
Prior to your surgery your doctors will provide you with specific instructions on what to expect and how to prepare for your procedure.
Make sure to prepare your home prior to surgery for your return recovery, as you will need bed rest. This may include stocking your refrigerator, filling prescriptions or arranging for a caregiver.
Before your surgery it is important that you arrange to have a friend or family member be with you during your first night after surgery, and assist you in the days following. In the case that you don’t have anyone available, our office can help make arrangements at your house or hotel.
After Surgery Patient Care
The recovery process for surgical migraine relief lasts three to six weeks. Some discomfort is normal, and when you are discharged, you will be given pain medication to keep you comfortable. Make sure to take the medication only as prescribed.
In order to gain the best possible results after your surgery it is imperative that patients follow the post-operative instructions and attend follow-up appointments. Refrain from vigorous activity or placing any strain on the area of your incisions.
Most patients may return to work after 1 or 2 weeks, but physical activity should be limited, with exercise restricted for at least 3 weeks.