Craniofacial Surgery

Cluster Headache Treatment Knoxville

Cluster headache is said to be the worst pain a human being can suffer, and are appropriately nicknamed “suicide” headaches.  People who suffer from these types of headaches describe it as being worse than natural childbirth, broken bones, or severe burns. Cluster headaches get their name because the pain attacks occur in “clusters”.  Sufferers may…

It is estimated that over 40 MILLION people in the United States currently suffers from some form of headache disorder. If you or a loved one suffers from migraine headache, cluster headache, or occipital neuralgia, you know that finding treatment from these debilitating diseases can be difficult. Many patients have been to numerous physicians and…

Orthognathic Surgery Knoxville

Orthognathic surgery involves repositioning the jaws to properly align them and can correct both major and minor facial irregularities.  The result is a more balanced, harmonious appearance of the face.  The surgery also corrects functional problems such as chewing, eating, and breating difficulties, abnormal speech patterns, early loss of teeth, and dysfunction of the temporomandibular…

A recent PR piece from MD Anderson about the use of the DaVinci operating robot to perform a muscle-flap breast reconstruction got me thinking about the technology that I use in my own practice and the more important question: Why do I use the “advanced” technology that I do? I’ll be the first to admit…

There are times in medicine, especially in surgery, when you feel incredibly blessed and lucky to be doing what you are doing.  I’ll share a brief story with you, and I hope you’ll see what I mean. If you don’t know, I love the migraine part of my practice.  You can read more about it…

A large part of my practice is dedicated to the treatment of migraine headaches with microvascular nerve decompression.  In addition to decompression of numerous nerves in the forehead, temples and within the nose that cause migraine headaches, there are also nerves in the back of the head that can cause chronic headaches. This type of…

There has been lots of talk in the news recently highlighting a number of courageous patients who have undergone transplants of part or all of their faces.  Both they and the team of doctors that are taking care of them are to be commended – these operations are pushing the boundaries of what is medically…

Almost 25% of women between 18 and 50 suffer from migraine headaches.  As any of you who suffer from migraines knows, the cost – in terms of medications, ER visits, lost days at work, etc (not to mention time lost with your family and friends, which is irreplaceable) is immense. A little science – the…

As I kissed my wife and daughter good-bye at the security checkpoint, I was wracked with guilt and uncertainty.  Why, exactly, was I getting on a plane bound for Zimbabwe and leaving two crying women – the two most important people in my life – behind?  I kept telling myself that I was going because…

I love what I do. I think that I may have one of the coolest professions on the planet…take a look into a day in my (work) life and perhaps you will see why. From a plastic surgery standpoint, my practice is unique, and that’s exactly the way I want it. Yes, I do cosmetic…