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Ronald Brisman, M.D.

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Dementia (cognitive impairment) associated with trigeminal neuralgia.

A recent perspective statement by Ronald Brisman, M.D. in World Neurosurgery indicates that the neurosurgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia associated with multiple sclerosis should be Gamma Knife radiosurgery or needle rhizotomy (Radiofrequency and/or glycerol) and not microvascular decompression.



About Ronald Brisman, M.D.

Dr. Ronald Brisman is a neurosurgeon who is recognized nationally and  internationally as an expert on Trigeminal Neuralgia. He has performed more than 2400 operations for Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS), needle rhizotomies (radiofrequency, glycerol or balloon) and microvascular decompression (MVD) -- with excellent results and an extremely low complication  rate. His success reflects his philosophy of maximizing pain relief and minimizing complications.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Information:

Introduction

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia is an uncommon condition associated with agonizing face pain that makes it difficult to talk or eat. Additional extreme discomfort may be associated with the fear that such pain may recur, often at unpredictable moments.
  • Much can be done to help patients who suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia.
  • The best over-all medical care for patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia requires expertise in diagnosis, imaging (MRI scan), treatment with medicines, and neurosurgical operations, including microvascular decompression (MVD), Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS), and needle rhizotomies (radiofrequency electrocoagulation [RFE], glycerol and balloon microcompression).
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Disclaimer: The above information is provided for educational purposes only and is not to be regarded as specific advice for any particular patient. Patients are advised to see an appropriate physician for diagnosis and treatment of their condition or to make an appointment to see Dr. Ronald Brisman (Tel: 212-305-5285; Email: rb36@columbia.edu).
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