Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Microvascular Decompression

Dr. Sunil Patel, the chair of neurosurgery at MUSC, discusses trigeminal neuralgia, a rare condition that causes intense pain in the face when no painful stimuli are present, and its surgical treatment. Through microvascular decompression, surgeons pull the artery off the trigeminal nerve through a tiny hole in the back of the skull.

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Sunil Patel, MD.

Sunil Patel, MD

Dr. Sunil Patel is board certified in Neurological Surgery, with additional Fellowship training in Skull base Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, and Microneurosurgery. He has been in practice for over 20 years and is currently the Chair ...

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