This is just one of the many reasons to choose Dr. Hochman for your migraine surgery.
If most of your headaches start in the back of the head and upper neck, here the greater occipital nerve is pinched by a muscle and by the greater occipital artery and vein. Surgery involves releasing the nerve from the compressing structures including the muscle and vessels. The surgery is done through an incision within the hairline just below the bump on the the skull which you can feel in the midline. Dr. Hochman is one of the few doctors in the country to perform surgery to the area with the patient in a sitting position which is far safer than turning a patient under general anesthesia. This is just one more reason to choose Dr. Hochman for migraine surgery.