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Some of the common problems with some forms of facial paralysis are an unsymmetrical smile or muscle spasms. One corner of the mouth may not turn up when some individuals with facial paralysis smile, or they may experience various muscle spasms, or synkinesis. One of the treatment options to help minimize the appearance and discomfort of symptoms of facial paralysis is selective neurolysis surgery, available through Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, in New York City.

Dr. Rosenberg is one of the few facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons who specialize in facial paralysis treatment. He is dually board certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In addition, he was a founding member of Mount Sinai’s Facial Nerve Paralysis Program in New York. If you are seeking treatment for facial paralysis, you will not find a more respected surgeon in NYC.

What is Selective Neurolysis Surgery?

Those who want improved facial balance or symmetry to combat partial facial paralysis, or synkinesis, may be candidates for selective neurolysis surgery. During this procedure, the platysma muscle that affects mouth movement is released to allow easier smiling function. In addition, nerve activity can be reduced to allow for easier muscle movement. The procedure is performed similarly to a facelift to access the muscles and nerves, but it involves advanced techniques to address facial paralysis symptoms.

Benefits of selective neurolysis surgery can include improving the symmetry of the smile and face. This is as well as reduced tightness in the muscles for improved comfort and movement. It can also improve muscle coordination for those with synkinesis. If you are interested in learning more about selective neurolysis surgery and whether you are a good candidate, contact the office of Dr. Rosenberg to schedule an evaluation.

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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