Facial Nerve Decompression

Surgery for Hearing

The facial nerve is responsible for controlling the expressions of the face. There is one nerve on either side of the face. In the ear, it is placed in a very narrow canal to protect it. However, sometimes the facial nerve may undergo swelling within the canal due to infection or trauma. Since the canal is narrow, it does not allow adequate space for the swollen nerve to expand. This causes dysfunction of the nerve resulting into facial paralysis. The treatment for this is ear surgery to decompress the nerve. It is a surgery which requires astute clinical judgement with controlled handling of the nerve to ensure complete recovery. Dr. Abhineet Lall with his robust training at the premier Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital followed  by Otology Fellowships at Centres of excellence in the country and abroad ensures he gives the best to his patients.