Dr. Ahmet Hamdi AYTEKİN
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Migraine Treatment

Migraine Surgery

woman suffers headache before migraine surgery

What is Migraine Surgery and How Is It Done?

Migraine is a chronic headache that can be seen in many people around the world and can affect daily life. Migraine surgery, which has been applied as a treatment method in recent years, has achieved very successful results, especially for women.

Migraine surgery, discovered by coincidence during endoscopic forehead lift surgery by Dr. Bahman Guyuron in the USA in the early 2000s, has been a great hope for migraine patients for many years. This surgery is an operation for the detection and release of the nerves under the skin. Endoscopic method is used in the surgery. In migraine surgery, a 1 cm incision is made on the scalp and a special optical camera is used to intervene in the surface nerves under the skin. Migraine surgery is not a brain surgery. Therefore, tissues related to vital functions are not interfered with. Although it varies according to the region to be treated, the procedure takes approximately 45 minutes for each region. After this operation, the patient is kept under observation for one night in case of any negativity that may occur. The process that the patient will experience is not different from any plastic surgery. Although the recovery process of the patient differs, the patient can return to his daily life in approximately 1 week and 10 days.

Who Can Have Migraine Surgery?

Migraine surgery is not a treatment method that can be applied to every migraine patient. It is applied in patients who are diagnosed with migraine by a neurologist, who have attacks 2 or 3 times a week despite the treatment, and the effects of drugs do not work. In addition, migraine surgery can be performed on patients who cannot use medication due to the side effects of migraine treatment or who do not want to use medication. Surgery can be performed on all age groups suitable for anesthesia from adolescence onwards.

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