THE PIONEER OF MIGRAINE SURGERY
THE WORLD’S LEADING AUTHORITY IN MIGRAINE SURGERY
BAHMAN GUYURON, MD
Dr. Guyuron discovered migraine surgery by accident in 1999 after his plastic surgery patients told him that they had not suffered a migraine since their forehead lift. Dr. Guyuron began to study the procedure and its effects on those with migraines; he found that out of 314 of his forehead lift patients, 31 of 39 that previously reported migraine headaches experienced “significant improvement or elimination of” migraine headaches.
Dr. Guyuron theorized that the majority of migraines occur when the peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve become irritated and release neurotoxins. Based on his understanding, Dr. Guyuron adapted forehead lift into nerve decompression surgery. He identified multiple trigger points around the face — mostly on the forehead, temple, back of the head and behind the eyes — and developed specific surgical techniques for each trigger site.
TWO DECADES OF RESEARCH AND CLINICAL SUCCESS
Dr. Guyuron has published more than 26 peer-reviewed articles, offering evidence-based proof as to the efficacy of this operation. In most of these articles, somewhere between 80 percent to 92 percent of the patients reported a minimum 50 percent reduction in migraine headaches and roughly 1/3 of the patients experienced complete elimination of the headaches. He uses objective evidence such as ultrasound Doppler and CT scan to identify the trigger sites.
In 2018, he authored a new textbook, “Migraine Surgery” published by Theime, an international medical and science publisher. It is the definitive guide on migraine surgery from the world’s leading authority. With contributions from top neurologists and plastic surgeons, this state-of-the-art book is the only one on the market dedicated to the surgical treatment of migraines.