Facial Paralysis Expert Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS to Host Webinar for the Acoustic Neuroma Association
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills announced today that he will present a webinar for the Acoustic Neuroma Association on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12 p.m. PDT. The webinar, which is free for Acoustic Neuroma Association members, is titled, “Facial Reanimation Options Associated with Acoustic Neuroma.” ANA members who wish to attend can register online.
“During the webinar, I’ll discuss surgical options for acoustic neuroma patients who suffer from synkinesis, partial, or complete facial paralysis,” Dr. Azizzadeh said. “The participants will get an overview of treatment options, such as selective neurolysis, gracilis flaps, temporalis tendon transfers, and hypoglossal facial nerve grafts.”
The live event will last 30-35 minutes, following a brief introduction. A Q&A session will follow Dr. Azizzadeh’s presentation. Participants can email questions before the presentation or use the question feature on the webinar dashboard that will be active once a participant signs into the webinar.
“An acoustic neuroma is the most common type of non-cancerous brain tumor,” Dr. Azizzadeh said. “Even though it’s not cancerous, its presence can have a variety of consequences for a patient. Patients may often suffer from dizziness, hearing loss, and balance problems, as well as different degrees of facial paralysis.”
At the Facial Paralysis Institute, Dr. Azizzadeh and his team of experts utilize their vast experience and knowledge to customized treatment plans for patients who experience facial nerve problems after acoustic neuroma removal surgery.
“Acoustic neuromas often develop in close proximity to the facial nerve,” Dr. Azizzadeh explained. “After an acoustic neuroma is removed during surgery, patients may develop temporary or permanent facial paralysis due to facial nerve damage. A patient should be treated within two years from the onset of facial paralysis for optimal results.”
Since his extensive and prestigious training at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh has helped hundreds of people with varying degrees of facial paralysis. Dr. Azizzadeh is the director of the Facial Paralysis Institute and one of the leading figures in the field of Facial Nerve Paralysis. Dr. Azizzadeh has been recognized for his work on several occasions, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and countless other media outlets.
Dr. Azizzadeh is trained in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Head & Neck Surgery, giving him a distinctive insight into facial nerve function and facial aesthetics. Dr. Azizzadeh also has extensive training in microsurgical facial reconstruction, which is often required for the treatment of people who are born with facial paralysis.
For more information, contact the Facial Paralysis Institute at (888) 499-0402.
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