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Center for Facial Paralysis Surgery & Functional Restoration


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Texas Medical CenterLocated in the heart of Houston's world-renowned Texas Medical Center, this acute care complex serves over 400,000 domestic and international patients each year.

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6560 Fannin Street, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77030

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Center for Facial Paralysis Surgery & Functional Restoration

Cross Face Nerve Grafts

Nerve transfers are indicated when the main trunk of the facial nerve is damaged or unavailable but the distal nerve branches and facial muscles remain viable. Adjacent functioning nerves can be divided and connected to the damaged facial nerve. Over time the fibers from the donor nerve will repopulate the facial nerve and produce facial movement.

Learn about the facial paralysis doctor, Michael Klebuc, M.D.

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