Migraine headaches affect 15% of the population of the United States, and any chronic migraine sufferer can tell you that they are debilitating and frustrating. Dr. Fadi Nukta is dedicated to relieving the suffering of these patients through migraine surgery- a procedure that reduces the frequency and intensity of migraines in up to 90% of patients.
Migraines can be caused by muscles that place pressure on nerves in the head. Dr. Nukta will identify these trigger points using Botox, cortisone, or numbing medication. If the patient responds to the trigger point examination in a way that indicates surgery will be helpful, Dr. Nukta can then make small, therapeutic incisions behind the eyelid or hairline, removing the muscle that is putting pressure on the nerve.
Patients who suffer from at least two migraines per week (or one migraine that lasts at least two days) and have been diagnosed with migraine headaches by a neurologist may be good candidates for migraine surgery.
If you think you could benefit from migraine surgery and would like to make a consultation, please call our office at (703) 574-2588 or click here to schedule an appointment.