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There are 12 cranial nerves that impact the face and senses, including the 7th facial nerve. When facial paralysis occurs, one or more of the cranial nerves may be affected and no longer work correctly. For those with facial paralysis caused by a non-functional cranial nerve, there are options to restore facial animation. One surgical option is a cranial nerve transfer for facial reanimation, available through Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, in NYC.

Dr. Rosenberg is a dual board facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in facial paralysis treatment. He was one of the founding members of Mount Sinai’s Facial Nerve Paralysis Program and has spent years helping those with facial paralysis. He offers treatment options to restore normalcy to the facial appearance and movement, including complex surgical options like cranial nerve transfers.

What Is a Cranial Nerve Transfer?

To reanimate facial muscles, the non-functional nerve must be grafted to a working nerve. In a cranial nerve transfer, a nerve is harvested from another area and transferred to the facial nerve that is no longer functional. This is a very complex surgery, requiring extensive knowledge of the facial nerves and muscular anatomy, as well as surgical technique. Each case is unique, requiring specific methods to reanimate the affected muscles. In some cases, a muscle transfer is also required if the affected muscles have atrophied.

If you or a loved one have facial paralysis and want to explore surgical options like cranial or facial nerve transfers, contact the office of Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, to schedule a consultation. Dr. Rosenberg is one of the leading experts in treating facial paralysis. He offers treatment options to help improve the function and appearance of the face, including complex surgeries like facial nerve transfers.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM