Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms and Treatment Options

Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms and Treatment Options

Edward Chang, MD, describes the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, a very serious pain disorder that affects the face and is usually caused by a blood vessel that compresses against the trigeminal nerve.  Dr. Chang also provides a comparative analysis of the various procedures offered at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, including microvascular decompression, radiosurgery and radiofrequency lesioning.


Published

December 20, 2018

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UCSF MedConnection

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Edward Chang, MD

Edward Chang, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Edward Chang is professor of Neurological Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Chang’s clinical expertise includes surgical therapies for intractable epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, pain, hemifacial spasm and brain tumors in adults.

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