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There are 43 muscles in the face that are controlled by various nerves, with most stemming from the main cranial nerve. When an injury or health condition interferes with these muscles and nerves, facial paralysis can occur. For those living with facial paralysis, there can be a wide variety of devastating consequences, from physical functional impairments to emotional and psychological impact. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is one of the leading experts in addressing facial paralysis. He does this through effective surgical and non-surgical methods to give his patients with facial paralysis a better quality of life.

Dr. Rosenberg is a respected dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in facial paralysis treatment. On top of his many accolades and accomplishments in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he has lent his expertise in helping those with facial paralysis. He was a founding member of Mount Sinai’s Facial Nerve Paralysis Program, a unique and effective multidisciplinary approach to treating facial paralysis. Few facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons have the level of experience and training needed for this specialized area of cosmetic surgery, and it is a distinction that makes Dr. Rosenberg elite in his field.

Types of Facial Paralysis Conditions

Facial paralysis is caused by various factors and can affect people of all ages. Injuries and trauma can damage nerves in the facial area, impacting muscle movement that is needed for the eyes, mouth and jaw. Medical conditions like infections and certain cancers in the neck and head area can affect the nerves and cause paralysis. Most commonly, facial paralysis is caused by Bell’s palsy. In addition to limited facial movement, those with facial paralysis are prone to synkinesis, which is involuntary facial muscle movements and spasms.

Dr. Rosenberg has worked with patients suffering from facial paralysis for a wide variety of reasons and offers effective treatment options. Some of the conditions he treats include:

With facial paralysis, every patient is unique and may require a customized treatment plan to obtain the best results. Dr. Rosenberg works closely with his patients and their medical team to find the treatment options that will offer the most benefit for function and aesthetics. With the right surgery and treatments, many patients with facial paralysis can vastly improve their ability to control their facial expressions and achieve a more balanced appearance.

Effects of Facial Paralysis

Facial paralysis can have detrimental effects on health, appearance and quality of life. Patients may have uncontrollable muscle spasms that make them feel uncomfortable in social situations. They may not be able to control how they smile or create other balanced facial expressions. For some, an eye may not close, putting them at risk for serious medical conditions and blindness. Treatment through surgery and other therapies can help minimize the negative effects to give patients the chance to live life to the fullest.

Dr. Rosenberg is known for his compassion and dedication to helping patients by using his skills and expertise. For those with facial paralysis, he is one of the best surgeons in this specialized field when individuals want to explore surgical and other treatment options. Dr. Rosenberg has a office in NYC and another in Upper East Side, where he offers his services to those seeking medical or cosmetic solutions for their facial paralysis.

If you or a family member want to learn more about your options for treating facial nerve damage or paralysis, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg.

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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