Facial Reanimation Program

At a Glance: Our Facial Reanimation Program

Many abilities that are core to the human experience—expression, vision, and communication, to name a few—are often affected by facial paralysis. Yet, with the right treatment, facial paralysis or palsy doesn’t have to be as life-altering or permanent.

Home to several highly-skilled facial reanimation surgeons, our Facial Reanimation Program at Barrow Neurological Institute offers panoramic treatment plans for facial palsy of various causes and severities. Whether you require medication, surgery, rehabilitation, or a combination of treatments, our expert team is here to help you regain lost function and provide a new “normal” that doesn’t compromise on quality of life.

For more information about our Facial Reanimation Program or to make an appointment, please give us a call at (602) 406-3181.

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The Barrow Difference

Our patient-centered and team-based approach to individuals experiencing facial palsy makes us much more than an operative program. Every month, our specialists convene at a case conference, where they review you or your loved one’s diagnosis, discuss progress, and develop treatment recommendations. What’s more, we’re committed to working with you for as long as it takes to reach your ideal outcome.

Invested in Patient Relationships

We don’t believe in a “one and done” approach for any of our patients, and that also applies to those experiencing facial paralysis. Day in and day out, our specialists are dedicated to helping you or a loved one regain your ability to see, eat, drink, and socialize.

Of course, facial reanimation can be a long-term process. Some patients benefit from more than one surgery and interventions like physical and speech therapy. No matter your individual plan, we’re committed to your treatment goals until you’re happy with your results. This is why we offer a full spectrum of care including medication, monitoring, and rehabilitation. We also accept patients who have had prior facial reanimation surgeries elsewhere.

Online Second Opinions

At Barrow, we believe second opinions are an important part of getting the best treatment possible. And it’s why we offer the expertise of our talented facial nerve experts, entirely online. In most cases, you can get a specialist’s opinion in only five to seven business days.

Using our secure portal, getting a Barrow Second Opinion is surprisingly simple and timely, without having to leave the comforts of your home.


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