Jon-Paul Pepper, MD, facial plastic surgeon, discusses the world-class treatment for facial nerve dysfunction and facial paralysis at the Facial Nerve Center at Stanford. He provides hope for improvement for facial nerve damage and discusses how our doctors and staff are with you, every step of the way.
Dr. Pepper engages in ongoing facial nerve regeneration research, improving treatment options for people with facial nerve dysfunction.
He and his patient, Jessica, also discuss the new dual-nerve transfer surgery. Jessica underwent this treatment after treating an acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), to restore her facial nerve function.
Jessica also worked with the entire facial nerve team, including speech pathologists and physical therapists, to give her tools to help restore what was lost. This therapy has helped her recovery and gives her hope.