Long-Term Relief for Chronic Migraine Headaches
New York Migraine Associates (NYMA) is the realization of a shared vision between migraine surgery specialist Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh and pain management specialist Dr. Elena Ocher. Located on Park Avenue, NYMA is the first interdisciplinary center in the New York Metropolitan area dedicated to finding a cure for migraine headaches utilizing medical and surgical techniques. We offer our patients a wide range of traditional and progressive treatment options and, for a carefully selected patient population, migraine surgery.
For individuals who have not experienced pain relief through traditional means—behavior modification, over-the-counter or prescription medications, or neuromodulation—migraine surgery may provide long-term relief from their chronic, debilitating symptoms. These symptoms often prevent them from working or attending school, and they can impair their ability to perform even simple, everyday tasks. Migraines that occur with any regularity can upend a person's life, adversely affecting employment, mental health, and interpersonal relationships.
If you're ready to stop suffering from chronic, severe migraines, schedule your consultation with Dr. Alizadeh today. Request your Cosmoplastic Surgery appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100.
Migraine surgery is based on the belief that these specific headaches are caused by compressed peripheral sensory nerves that run along the outer skull. Surgery aims to decompress these nerves and release the specific headache trigger points. Surgery should be considered as an option only after a patient has exhausted all other noninvasive, traditional treatment modalities.
Devoted to serving patients, training the next generation of young surgeons, and international medicine.Meet Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh
Dr. Alizadeh uses strict selection criteria to determine which patients would benefit from, and be optimal candidates for, migraine surgery. During your consultation, you will be asked the following kinds of questions:
Based on your answers to these questions, Dr. Alizadeh will help you determine the appropriate course of action. If he believes you are a candidate for migraine surgery, he will explain in detail the procedure, what to expect from recovery, and any potential risks.