Migraine Surgery

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, her practice 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.

Surgery in Long Island Can Bring Long-Term Relief from Chronic Migraines

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.

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh

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Patient History and Selection Criteria

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:

  • How long have you been experiencing migraines?
  • How often do they occur, and how long do they last?
  • How severe are your headaches?
  • In what ways do your headaches interfere with your life?
  • Have you identified specific headache triggers?
  • How do you respond to medications?
  • Have your migraines decreased with BOTOX® injections?

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.

Contact Dr. Alizadeh today to schedule your consultation and find a solution to your chronic headaches: Request your appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).