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Migraine Surgery

Migraine headache is estimated to occur in 15 percent of people and is much more common in women than men.

Migraine types vary from one person to another, with different symptom and numerous triggers. Migraines can be controlled by drugs that stopping migraine assignments or preventing them from starting.

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Migraine Surgery

Migraine surgery acts on the principle of reducing the compression or compression of the muscles in nerves. Reducing the pressure on the nerves may prevent the onset of migraine attacks, or at least weaken the trigger, leading to less frequent occurrence of migraines and it cause a lighter migraine.

Although these trigger points can be determined by botox injections in the first place, they can often determined by patient’s complaints too. When the patient receives a positive response to Botox treatment (migraine relief), these trigger points are treated surgically by small incisions stored by the temporal and occipital hairline. To relieve the trigger point, the part of the muscles tightening is removed partially or completely. In some cases, the ends of the nerves are removed if the nerve is sufficiently small and the loss will not cause any damage (temporal zone). In any case, these surgical maneuvers prevent the recurrence the migraine.

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Migraine Surgery in General

Frontal migraine surgery is performed through small incisions hidden in the scalp. Through these incisions, the corrugator muscle is reached with the help of the camera system (endoscopic approach). In some cases the nerve can be accessed from the bottom and, if desired, combined with aesthetic eyelid surgery or aesthetic forehead stretching. Migraine is treated on both sides to avoid asymmetry in the forehead movement, even if it is unilateral.

Temporal migraine surgery is performed with an upper eyelid incision made to reach the zygomatic-temporal nerve while passing through the temporalis muscle at the side of the eye or pit the endoscopic forehead stretching approach. In some cases, an incision can also be made in the anterior region of the ear to loosen the auriculotemporal nerve.

Occipital migraine surgery is performed on the back of the scalp with a 4 cm cut in the lower hair line. Semispinalis capitis muscle is removed from the large occipital nerve. Surgery may be performed on one or both sides depending on the patient’s symptoms and the results of the Botox test. Nasal migraines are treated by septoplasty procedure. The deviation part of the septum is removed from the place where the inferior turbinate touches the bone in the nose.

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Migraine Surgery Success Rates

Migraine surgery may provide exceptional relief in some cases, but it may not always provide permanent relief.

Recent studies have shown that one third of the patients achieved complete recovery. But in 90% of cases, there is a significant decrease in the number, severity and duration of migraine attacks.


To know more about, discuss options or talk about the cost of migraine surgery, please call us on +44 1442 780745 for an appointment. Please contact us with our experienced surgeons for a face-to-face meeting!

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