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Who is a candidate for trigeminal neuralgia surgery?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: People with bad pain
Anybody could be a candidate for surgery based on the intensity of their pain, but the surgery is risky and somewhat drastic.
A patient should try all other approaches to treatment of their symptoms before choosing surgery. The surgery involves cutting the pain fibers from your face, which means you don't feel pain and that is risky long term. You can also have damage to other nerves in your face.

In brief: People with bad pain
Anybody could be a candidate for surgery based on the intensity of their pain, but the surgery is risky and somewhat drastic.
A patient should try all other approaches to treatment of their symptoms before choosing surgery. The surgery involves cutting the pain fibers from your face, which means you don't feel pain and that is risky long term. You can also have damage to other nerves in your face.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Severe symptoms
If it interferes with your life then you are a candidate.

In brief: Severe symptoms
If it interferes with your life then you are a candidate.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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