San Francisco nerve pain sufferers—find relief from chronic nerve pain with peripheral nerve surgery.
San Francisco peripheral nerve surgery treats nerve pain caused by nerve disorders and nerve injuries.
Relief from chronic pain is possible through peripheral nerve surgery.
Surgery that affects the nerves, usually caused by a nerve disorder or nerve injury, and causes chronic nerve pain.
What is it?
Peripheral Nerve Surgery can be performed throughout the body on any nerve that has been damaged or negatively affected by a related disorder. A systematic illness or infection can also cause the brain to nerve responders to misfire. The primary goal of surgery is pain relief.
There are several procedures that fall under peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Abbi runs diagnostic tests as well as completes a physical exam to determine which type of peripheral nerve pain surgery is right for each patient. In most cases this refers to where in the body the surgery will be performed and which nerves are affected.
The main purpose of peripheral nerve surgery is to relieve pain in the nerves, often caused by compression or injury. These nerves often regenerate themselves but in some cases that regeneration fails. When this happens, San Francisco nerve pain sufferers turn to peripheral nerve surgery to relieve chronic nerve pain caused by a nerve disorder, a nerve injury, a systemic illness or an infection. The surgery is successful because it structurally repairs the nerves in the body and fixes misfired that occur between the nerves and the brain.
Benefits compared to other treatments:
Peripheral nerve surgery is more effective than other treatments because it targets the underlying cause and not just the symptoms. During surgery, Dr. Abbi performs a structural repair to offer significant pain relief. As an added bonus, some of the procedures can be done as minimally invasive surgeries, which means less recovery time and a shorter surgery in general. Not everyone, however, is a candidate for minimally invasive procedures.
Areas the surgery helps:
San Francisco peripheral nerve surgery fixes misfires between the brain and nerves throughout the body that cause pain. The surgery can relieve nerve pain all over as well as increase motor function.
What conditions can be treated?
San Francisco peripheral nerve surgery addresses nerve injury, pinched nerves, neuroma, motor dysfunction, tumors, nerve disorders, chronic pain and chronic pain conditions
The length of surgery depends on what type of peripheral nerve surgery is being done.
The steps of the procedure vary depending on what type of peripheral nerve surgery is being done. In most cases the goal is to relieve pressure on the nerve. In this case:
The patient is placed under general anesthesia.
The surgeon uses small incisions to access the affected nerve(s).
In some cases the surgeon will divide and reroute the nerves to eliminate pain. In most cases pressure is simply relieved from the nerves.
The incisions are closed.
The patient is closed and wheeled to recovery.
Every surgery comes with a set of risks. Being healthy and happy prior to surgery is the best way to combat complications. Some people may be susceptible to complications with anesthesia, including death, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and drug allergy. Other complications are rare but can include: infection, nerve damage, blood loss and irreversible damage to other areas of the body sustained during surgery.
After the procedure:
Many patients are able to undergo peripheral nerve surgery as an outpatient procedure. If your procedure requires larger incisions, expect to stay in the hospital for a couple of days. Because this surgery offers long term results, it is important to follow up with your physician and attend all follow-up appointments. Always monitor wounds for infection and keep all incisions clean.
Before resulting to surgery most patients with chronic nerve pain will try less severe treatments. These include topical painkillers (typically over-the-counter medications), oral painkillers such as aspirin or acetaminophen or supplements and vitamins to treat it naturally. Others may choose to undergo acupuncture to relieve nerve pain.
San Francisco peripheral nerve surgery costs up to $30,000 on average. Insurance often covers all or part of the procedure.
Come see Dr. Abbi today at one of his office locations
Dr. Gaurav Abbi grew up in the Bay Area and attended UC San Diego for medical school. He trained at UC Davis in Orthopedic surgery and did a fellowship in spine surgery at NYU-Hospital for Joint Disease. From 2012-2016, he worked at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as the Chief of Spine surgery in the Orthopedic department and as an associate Professor at Stanford.