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, Lyme disease, herpes simplex or herpes zoster).

Innovative Treatments

The treatments offered to each patient depends on the underlying cause of the paralysis. In addition to implementing medication or surgery when needed, Dr. Kalpesh Vakharia treats the loss of facial function using a combination of neuromodulators (Botox), facial fillers and/or surgery.
In order to achieve the best possible outcomes, Dr. Vakharia often refers 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
  • Biofeedback
  • Extensive individualized home programs


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 Expert

Kalpesh Tarun Vakharia, MD

Kalpesh Tarun Vakharia, MD

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery; Chief, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Director, Facial Nerve Center

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