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At University of Maryland Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer the full spectrum of care to patients with facial paralysis caused by stroke, trauma, tumors that press on the facial nerve, diseases that affect the facial muscles, damage to the facial nerves (Bell's palsy), or infections that may cause temporary or permanent nerve dysfunction (Guillain-Barré syndrome, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, Lyme disease, herpes simplex or herpes zoster).
The treatments offered to each patient depends on the underlying cause of the paralysis. In addition to implementing medication or surgery when needed, our physicians treat the loss of facial function using a combination of neuromodulators (Botox), facial fillers and/or surgery.
In order to achieve the best possible outcomes, our experts often refer patients to a facial paralysis physical therapist whose techniques complement the treatments he offers, including:
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Fascial manipulation
- Cranio-Sacral techniques
- Dry needling
- Ultrasound assessment
- Extensive individualized home programs
Modified Selective Neurectomy
We now offer Modified Selective Neurectomy, an innovative, minimally invasive treatment done in-office to help restore facial function and improve one's smile after facial paralysis.
Learn more about Modified Selective Neurectomy.
Be seen within 2-3 weeks. To schedule a consultation or for more information, call 667-214-1772.
- Baltimore City
University of Maryland Professional Building
419 W. Redwood Street, Suite 370
Baltimore, MD 21201
- Howard County
University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc. – Columbia
5890 Waterloo Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Meet Our Experts
Kalpesh Tarun Vakharia, MD
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery; Chief, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Director, Facial Nerve Center
Natalie Justicz, MD
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery