Our Migraine Headache Treatment Process
In order to determine the areas of discomfort caused by nerve compression, our doctors use BOTOX® or anesthetic injections to relieve pressure on specific nerve branches in the head. By determining the trigger sites causing the migraines, we are able to determine if surgery is the best course of treatment.
Common Trigger Sites For Migraine Treatment
We are dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and the best in comfort and satisfaction while upholding the highest standards of medical excellence.
Migraine relief surgery is mainly performed on an outpatient basis, typically under general anesthesia. In some cases other types of anesthesia can be used. In rare circumstances an overnight stay is needed. Prior to the procedure, the details of your surgery will be reviewed and discussed with you by our team of doctors.
What to Expect
Our team of doctors undertake every effort to ensure the health and safety of our patients at all times. There are typically minimal side effects from the surgery, and most patients experience complete relief from migraines afterward.
Surgical success is almost immediate, with patients typically recovering from surgery very quickly. You can expect only a few days of downtime; however, the full recovery period can vary. In most cases the full effect will be experienced within a few weeks.
What Do I Need To Know About Migraine Surgery?
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 Miami Migraine Headache Surgery
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 Migraine Headache 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.