To begin the procedure, Dr. It isn't until surgery has begun that the doctors can truly see the facial nerve anatomy. Once nerve integrity has been confirmed, he and Dr. As part of parotid surgery, highly trained parotid surgeon Dr. From my initial contact with Dr. While most patients will have a more "standard" facial nerve anatomy, for those patients who do not, Dr. Azizzadeh today Call us at to schedule an appointment.
Facial Nerve Preservation Overview The facial nerve - which controls the full scope of facial expression and movement - passes directly through the parotid gland.
Total Parotidectomy with Preservation of Facial Nerve
Although these risks can be very critical, you can trust that our team of parotid surgeons are some of the most experienced in the world and have among the lowest rates of complications. In addition, facial paralysis can cause eye damage due to an inability to fully close the eyelids. I will be forever grateful to Dr. During the next stage, Dr. This unique partnership delivers the best possible surgical outcome because it ensures the safety of the facial nerve, thus preserving the patient's facial function.