Nerve conditions can be painful, affect your appearance, or lead to impairments. Thankfully, medical science has made significant strides in new treatments for neuropathy. At University Plastic Surgeons in Memphis, we are proud to be ahead of the curve, and offer a range of nerve condition treatments, with microvascular surgery performed by Dr. Petros Konofaos, one of the nation’s leading nerve specialists.
What does Neurosurgery deal with?
Neurosurgery concerns itself with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the spinal cord and spinal column, the brain and the peripheral nerves, which can involve any area of the body. Among the reasons a patient would seek neurosurgery treatment include strokes, herniated discs, osteoarthritis, and benign or cancerous tumors of the brain or spinal cord. Short of a diagnosis to detect the presence of one of these conditions, it may be helpful to know that chronic pain, vascular disorders, and diseases such as Parkinson's and epilepsy are treated by neurosurgery.
When the nervous system is damaged through trauma, medications, health conditions or an illness; chronic pain and loss of mobility can result. At University Plastic Surgeons, we offer a comprehensive range of advanced and specialized treatments for a host of these nerve conditions, including nerve related damage due to diabetes, trauma, autoimmune disease, hyperthyroidism, post-chemotherapy nerve pain, viral infections, toxic exposure, bone marrow disorders and Lyme disease.
What does a Neurosurgeon treat?
In a typical first visit, patient’s will be asked about their medical history and symptoms and they will undergo a neurological exam. From this diagnosis and assessment will come multiple treatment options including surgical and nonsurgical. Neurologists focus on the discovery and pinpointing of specific neurological conditions, while neurosurgeons diagnose and treat them. At University Plastic Surgeons, our experienced staff contain experienced members of both professions. Dr. Petros Konofaos is one of the nation’s leading nerve specialists and offers treatments for a range of nerve conditions, including:
- Peripheral Nerve: The peripheral nerve system has the capacity to heal itself, to some degree. Unfortunately, a compressed, crushed, or severely damaged nerve cannot fully heal on its own. Find out about our advanced treatments for peripheral nerve repair at University Plastic Surgeons.
- Microvascular Surgery: Microvascular surgery, or microsurgery, is an advanced medical approach to nerve damage, able to treat nerve damage related to ongoing pain, trauma, failed surgery, and a range of other nerve conditions.
- Facial Palsy: After suffering facial palsy, it is very important to be able to restore a more natural look if some portions of the facial muscles are paralyzed. At University Plastic Surgeons, we offer advanced microsurgery techniques to assist patients with facial palsy.
- Hand Surgery: The ability to grasp, hold, and have full use of your hands can be lost due to nerve damage. We offer nerve repair treatments for patients who are struggling with diminished ability due to nerve damage.
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: If you suffer from cubital tunnel syndrome, we offer treatments to address the tingling, numbness, and ongoing pain or lost mobility associated with the condition.
- Nerve Regeneration: At University Plastic Surgeons in Memphis, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach to help our patients with nerve regeneration and restore healthier nerve function.
Reconstructive Surgery and Nerve Repair
Various health conditions can lead to nerve damage, such as diabetes, trauma, hyperthyroidism, viral infections, toxic exposure, Lyme disease, and chemotherapy. Advances in technology have led to newer, more effective treatments for nerve damage. At University Plastic Surgeons, we are proud to be considered to be at the leading edge on the latest developments in nerve treatments. We invite you to visit with us for a private consultation to discuss what can be done to help you lead a happier, healthier life.