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Migraine Surgery

Migraine headache is a debilitating disorder that can have many causes. For some people, migraines are caused by the compression or irritation of nerves in the head and neck. These people also have recurrent pain in the neck, above or behind the eyes or in the temples before a migraine starts. An outpatient surgery can help decrease or eliminate chronic migraines for these sufferers. The areas of nerve compression are called trigger points. During the procedure, the doctors surgically releases the nerves at one or more trigger points, depending on your symptoms.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Salam H. Alkassis
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Salam H. AlkassisMD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Gender Affirmation Surgery, Migraine and Occipital Neuralgia Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Lauren M. Connor

Lauren M. ConnorMD

    Body Contouring, Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Migraine and Occipital Neuralgia Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Why Choose Migraine Surgery at Vanderbilt

  • first aid kit, cross, Specialized care
    Specialized care

    We are the only program in the region to offer this treatment for chronic migraines. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, sophisticated treatment available.

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience

    Our surgeons have extensive experience performing migraine surgery. Their experience translates into the best possible care and outcomes for you.

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

Locations

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232
1616 West Main Street, Suite 201B
Lebanon, TN 37087
343 Franklin Road, Suite 108
Brentwood, TN 37027

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