Dr. Ronald Brisman is a neurosurgeon who is recognized nationally and
internationally as an expert on Trigeminal Neuralgia. He has performed
more than 2400 operations for Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Gamma Knife
radiosurgery (GKRS), needle rhizotomies (radiofrequency, glycerol or
balloon) and microvascular decompression (MVD) -- with excellent results
and an extremely low complication rate. His success reflects his
philosophy of maximizing pain relief and minimizing complications.
Trigeminal Neuralgia is an uncommon condition associated with
agonizing face pain that makes it difficult to talk or eat. Additional
extreme discomfort may be associated with the fear that such pain may
recur, often at unpredictable moments.
Much can be done to help patients who suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia.
The best over-all medical care for patients with Trigeminal
Neuralgia requires expertise in diagnosis, imaging (MRI scan), treatment
with medicines, and neurosurgical operations, including microvascular
decompression (MVD), Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS), and needle
rhizotomies (radiofrequency electrocoagulation [RFE], glycerol and
A recent perspective statement by Ronald Brisman, M.D. in World
Neurosurgery indicates that the neurosurgical treatment for trigeminal
neuralgia associated with multiple sclerosis should be Gamma Knife
radiosurgery or needle rhizotomy (Radiofrequency and/or glycerol) and
not microvascular decompression.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for educational
purposes only and is not to be regarded as specific advice for any
particular patient. Patients are advised to see an appropriate physician
for diagnosis and treatment of their condition or to make an
appointment to see Dr. Ronald Brisman (Tel: 212-305-5285; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).