Migraine surgery is a procedure which is performed under the skin.
Since the surgery is performed via a (closed) endoscopic technic used with a camera with small incisions done from the scalp, no trace persists.
The success rate of the surgery is over 90%.
Migraine surgery is a procedure based on the decompression (freeing-relief) of the triggering cranial nerves. For this moment, there are defined four main nerve regions. In addition to those, four minor initiating nerve areas have been defined.
Main Migraine Regions; Forehead, Temporal, Nose, Nape of the neck.
Minor Migraine Regions; Auriculotemporal, small occipital, sub-branch of the forehead.
Migraine surgery is based on eliminating the compression on the branches of the trigeminal nerves. In many patients, the interaction between corrugator muscle and trigeminal nerve leads to migraine pain.
Corrugator muscle is a muscle which is located on the brows and which ensures basically “frowning” and other reaction signs. Migraine pain takes place due to the compression of this muscle on the branches of the trigeminal nerve
In surgical procedure, the nerve is relaxed by taking these muscles via a small incision done on the eyebrow. It may be also referred as a nerve compression surgery. Hence, the triggering of the migraine pain is terminated and the patient is freed of the migraine pain.
The same method is followed also for the migraine pain in the temporal region. Only the nerve in this region is completely taken. The nerve is relaxed by removing some portion of the muscles causing the compression of the nerve in the neck region.
The surgical treatment of migraine in Ekol Hospital
Migraine which is one of the commonly encountered disorders all around the world affects twenty two percent (22%) of females in Turkey and eleven percent (11%) of the males in Turkey.
The diagnosis of migraine should be established by a neurologist. The migraine patients in which medical treatment has begun however who had experienced two or three attacks in one month, those who cannot use drugs due to the side effects of the medical treatment or those who do not want to use drugs are appropriate candidates for the surgery. It is possible to achieve a 90%-treatment ratio via migraine surgery.
The treatment is achieved via the relief of the nerve triggering the migraine by relaxing them. Migraine pains are triggered from the forehead region, temporal region and region of nape of the neck and nasal region. Hence, we detect the nerves initiating the migraine and we relieve them by relaxing these nerves in closed (endoscopic) procedures that we achieve through the micro cameras that we used in these regions. We do this by intervening the muscles compressing the nerves. We establish the surgery through the endoscopic method which does not leave any trace and that we call closed method. This surgical procedure is not a procedure by no means related with brain and important organs. The surgery is done only in the subcutaneous regions without risk through relieving interventions. No trace persists following the migraine surgery. The patient can return to his or her daily life and to his or her job in a short span of time. Nine of every ten patients benefit from this surgery. Following the surgery, the pains originating from the migraine regress until the four weeks in the patients who are discharged from the hospital on the same day. The patient can return to his or her normal life in a short span of time. Since the surgery traces are hidden in the scalp they are not seen outside.