Typically, within two to three days, the patient will be discharged from the hospital.
In most cases, the patient gets immediate facial pain relief. However, in a few cases they may experience some residual face pain symptoms for a few weeks. MVD is the most effective procedure available for Trigeminal Neuralgia and provides immediate relief in about 95% of patients. About 15% of patients will have pain recurrence within ten years.
There is no one procedure which is best for every patient with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Management options are thoroughly reviewed with every patient and treatment is individually tailored for each patient’s specific needs and circumstances.