What is Migraine Surgery?
Migraine surgery is a surgical operation performed under anesthesia and in most cases the patient is discharged on the same day or one day later, and the region and method to be applied vary according to the type of migraine.
In some cases, we also apply migraine botox treatment to patients who do not want to undergo surgical procedure according to the severity of the migraine and we have had very successful results in the patients we have applied so far. While some of our patients continue botox treatment every 6 months, we provide the exact detection of migraine pain with botox application in some of our patients and shape the migraine surgery accordingly.
Botox treatment in migraine, which was approved by the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration) in 2010, must be applied by specialist physicians trained in this field. The most basic difference between migraine surgery and migraine botox is that the treatment applied with migraine surgery is permanent; migraine botox is repeated over time depending on the results in the patient.
Migraine Surgery in Cleveland, USA in 2000 Prof.. -It was found by chance by Dr. Bahman Guyuron. When improvement was observed in those who were diagnosed with migraine in the patients he operated during the forehead lift operation, he intensified his studies in this field and revealed migraine surgery. Migraine surgery, which has been performed by many plastic surgeons in the US for about 16 years, is even covered by insurance. Contrary to what is believed in our country, it is not a new or experimental surgery.
Op. Dr. Ufuk Askeroğlu worked with Prof. Dr. Bahman Guyuron between 2011 and 2012 and had the opportunity to examine approximately 2,000 migraine cases at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals. Op Dr. Ufuk Askeroğlu, who has been performing migraine surgery in Turkey for about 5 years, has restored hundreds of migraine patients to health. Since migraine surgery is not yet taught within the scope of plastic surgery education in Turkey, plastic surgeon experience and training is the most important factor in the success of migraine surgery. As a matter of fact, Dr. Askeroğlu evaluated many migraine cases in the light of all development and possible complications during his time in the USA and developed himself.
The success rate of migraine surgery has been noted as 90% in scientific studies all over the world. If we think that chronic migraine patients do not have a full response to any medication and that the number of days spent in the hospital is at least 3-4 days a month, migraine surgery, which has no serious risks and complications other than the risk of general anesthesia, is life-saving for the patient.
From which areas is migraine surgery performed?
Sack region – Zygomatictemporal nerve: The trigger point is located in the pit where the muscles end. It can be returned immediately after surgery. Patient satisfaction and complete recovery rate is 95%.
Nuchal region – Great Occipital Nerve: It is the midline of the scalp just above the neck part. It can be returned immediately after surgery. Patient satisfaction and complete recovery rate is 95%.
Behind-the-ear area – Lesser Nerve: It may be at points that vary according to the patient in the scalp just behind the ear. It can be returned immediately after surgery. Patient satisfaction and complete recovery rate is 99%.
Intra-ear area – Auriculotemporal Nerve: It may be at points that vary according to the patient in the scalp directly above the ear. It can be returned immediately after surgery. Patient satisfaction and complete recovery rate is 95%.
Forehead Area – Supraorbital Nerve: Severe pain in the middle of the muscle, over the muscle and in the forehead is decisive. In general, if there is pain in this area, muscle cracking movement is pronounced. Edema may appear in the eyes after surgery, so 1 week of rest is recommended. Patient satisfaction and complete recovery rate is 85%.
Nose Area / Behind the Eyes Migraine: It is likely that there is a problem in the nose in migraine that manifests itself with a runny nose and severe pain behind the eyes. In this case, paranasal sinus tomography is requested from the patients and is planned with nose surgery. Edema may appear in the eyes after surgery, so 1 week of rest is recommended. Patient satisfaction and complete recovery rate is 85%.
Our patients from all over Turkey, mainly from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Bursa, came to our clinic for migraine surgery. Especially neurologists from Europe also refer patients. Since there are no plastic surgeons performing migraine surgery in Europe, Turkey has hosted hundreds of patients for migraine surgery in this sense. The most attractive part of migraine surgery is that the patient can stay in Istanbul for only 2 days and even go on a plane trip after surgery.
One of the most common questions for migraine surgery is the price of migraine surgery. The price of migraine surgery, or rather the price of migraine surgery, is determined specifically for the patient. The operation may vary between 1 hour and 4 hours depending on the migraine trigger point of the patient and this affects the operation expenses. Therefore, the most logical step is to make an appointment for an examination by thinking that migraine surgery is a health plan and that this will be determined after the physical examination. You can reach our clinic from the phone number 05300744704 for an appointment.