Facial Nerve Repair


Facial Nerve Repair

With facial nerves playing a pivotal role in health and public interactions, Dr. Furze carefully utilizes a number of successful approaches, including surgery and nerve grafting.

Facial nerves play a crucial role in our health and social interactions. If one of these nerves is damaged, the effects can be devastating. Nerve damage can cause paralysis in parts of the face or on an entire side of the face. When this happens, the patient will no longer be able to control parts of their face. In addition to causing an abnormal appearance, which may lead to psychosocial trauma, nerve damage can have significant health effects. The following are common problems associated with facial nerve damage:

  • Difficulty eating and drinking
  • Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
  • Drooling
  • Nasal breathing problems
  • Eye irritation
  • Inability to blink, which can eventually lead to blindness
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Numbness
  • Pain

Alexis Furze, MD
520 Superior Ave, Suite 270
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 949-205-7483
Fax: 949-945-0479
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