Facial Reanimation Program
About Our Program
Vision. Expression. Communication. All of these abilities can be affected by facial paralysis. But with the right treatment, these changes aren’t always permanent.
The Facial Reanimation Program at Barrow Neurological Institute offers comprehensive treatment for facial palsy of various causes and severities. Our team of experts is here to help you regain lost function or provide you with a new normal that improves your quality of life.
Our approach is team based and patient centered. Whether you need medication, surgery, rehabilitation, or a combination of these treatments, we’re committed to working with you for as long as it takes to reach your desired outcome.
The Barrow Difference
Reclaim What Is Yours
The Barrow Facial Reanimation Program is dedicated to helping patients with facial palsy regain their ability to see, eat, drink, and socialize. Our team-based, patient-centered, and comprehensive approach makes us much more than an operative program.
We don’t believe in a “one and done” approach to treating facial paralysis. Our specialists are committed to your treatment goals and are here for you until you’re happy with your result.
Facial reanimation can be a long-term process, with some patients benefiting from more than one surgery and other interventions such as physical and speech therapy. We accept patients who have had prior facial reanimation surgeries elsewhere.
While our Program is home to highly skilled facial reanimation surgeons, not everyone with facial palsy needs only surgery or even surgery at all. We offer the full spectrum of care, including medication, monitoring, and rehabilitation.
At Barrow, we believe we’re better together. That’s why our specialists in the Facial Reanimation Program convene at a monthly case conference. During this meeting, they’ll review your unique diagnosis, discuss your progress, and develop treatment recommendations.
Online Second Opinions
Through Barrow Second Opinion, our world-class facial nerve experts can recommend the best course of treatment and rehabilitation for facial palsy. With our online portal, getting a second opinion is fast, easy, and secure.