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Emory Facial Nerve Center

The Emory Facial Nerve Center focuses on treatment options for patients suffering from facial paralysis. The facial nerve is critical for eye protection, facial expression, speaking, eating, and other basic functions. Facial paralysis, which results from injury to the facial nerve, can appear suddenly or develop gradually over time. This condition can take many forms, including facial drooping, involuntary movements, or facial tightening.

Signs and symptoms of facial paralysis include:

Our multidisciplinary team, led by H. Michael Baddour, MD, offers the most up-to-date treatment options for facial paralysis. As one of the largest tertiary care centers in the southeastern U.S., the Emory Facial Nerve Center is equipped to address all functional consequences of facial nerve dysfunction.