If you would like to learn more about Dr. Bahman Guyuron’s migraine surgery procedure, you can contact him at his office.  He has several offices since he also heads up the plastic surgery department at University Hospitals.


The best way to find him is by going to his website, www.americanmigrainecenter.com


To see my Thursday 6pm news story on migraine surgery, just click on this link:   http://www.newsnet5.com/video/18970053/index.html


The information below is taken from his website:


When deemed appropriate, the surgical procedures will be performed by Dr. Bahman Guyuron. Dr. Guyuron, who is an internationally respected plastic surgeon, has developed the techniques to eliminate or reduce migraine headaches. Dr. Guyuron is a clinical professor of plastic surgery and has published over 140 articles and book chapters and two plastic surgery textbooks. Dr. Guyuron has been bestowed the honor of being recognized as one of the best doctors in America by the medical community.

Dr. Deborah A. Reed is a board certified neurologist with special certification in headache and pain management. Dr. Reed did her residency training in both Neurology and Neurosurgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Prior to joining the American Migraine Center, Dr. Reed was in private practice and taught Neurology to residents at Akron City Hospital. Dr. Reed has participated in drug trials, has written book chapters, and is actively involved in migraine headache research.

American Migraine Center
29001 Cedar Rd., Ste. 303
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Phone – (440) 442-6000
Toll Free – (800) 442-6804
Fax – (440) 442-6087



 The following is from Wikepedia….the on-line encyclopedia website:

Ohio Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bahman Guyuron Chair of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University, was the first to explore and describe trigger site surgery to relieve migraines. His serendipitous discovery followed revelation by several of his patients that their migraines had disappeared following cosmetic brow lifts. This prompted a series of retrospective and prospective studies with gratifying results.[4] However, this type of migraine surgery is not offered as a first line of treatment, rather it is used after extensive evaluation and failure of medical treatment.[5][6] Trials are still ongoing to standardize the procedures of choice for definitive management of migraine headaches, but there have been successful guidelines for surgical therapy , which are being used by several migraine surgery specialists around the globe. Currently this treatment has institutional approval for adults, and trials for the pediatric population are ongoing.

Details of the procedure

Patients have to be screened preoperatively with a full neurological examination, and subsequent Botox injection and/or nasal endoscopy. A positive response to Botox predicts a favorable outcome of surgery. Single or multiple TS could exist and after proper identification, the surgical approach is planned. Migraine headaches can start in one area depending on their corresponding trigger site and spread to the rest of the forehead. It is important to identify the initial trigger sites rather than address all the areas of pain, after the inflammation involves the entire trigeminal tree. The following migraine headaches corresponds to their four separate trigger sites and are addressed individually either with multiple surgeries or more commonly on a single setting. Sometime alleviation of one trigger site results in unmasking a second site.


I am no expert and if you go on line you’ll find tons of information about this procedure.  Standard advice always applies.  Talk to your own personal physician first, mention what you’ve learned here and then proceed from that point.  And good luck.

Write me with your comments, write to henry@newsnet5.com.





One Response

  1. my question would be what is the price of this surgery if insurance does not cover it, i know my insurance does not cover botox

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