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Endoscopic Microvascular Deompression

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Endoscopic microvascular decompression is a treatment for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm or other neurovascular compression syndromes. These conditions cause extreme, debilitating pain in the face usually caused by a compressed nerve. Using a small instrument called an endoscope, surgeons perform an endoscopic microvascular decompression to relieve the pressure on the nerve. This advanced procedure is a cutting edge treatment for neurovascular compression syndromes giving qualified patients relief for their symptoms. See if Florida Hospital can help you. Schedule an appointment today.

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Endoscopic microvascular decompression treats patients with severe, debilitating pain in the face caused by trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm or other neurovascular compression syndromes. The minimally invasive procedure uses a thin instrument called an endoscopic that is threaded through a nickel-sized incision behind the ear.

Once inside the head, surgeons use the small camera on the end of the endoscope to view the nerves as they leave the brainstem. Endoscopic microvascular decompression allows doctors to better visualize the nerves with the endoscope compared to traditional microvascular decompression microscopes.

When the doctor determines where blood vessels are compressing the nerves, he or she delicately separates the vessels from the nerve with a small piece of teflon felt. The space made between the vessel and nerve relieves the compression and the patient’s symptoms.

As a minimally invasive procedure, endoscopic microvascular decompression reduces the risk of complication, the patient’s pain, recovery time and scarring.

See if you qualify for this minimally invasive procedure available by the expert neurosurgeons at Florida Hospital. Schedule an appointment today.

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