When oral medications fail to suffice purpose, neurosurgeons opt for Trigeminal neuralgia treatment through surgical procedures. Doctors use percutaneous procedures like Glycerol injections which are injected through face at junction of trigeminal nerve branches. Radiofrequency Thermal Lesioning, by applying heat to Gasserian ganglion with needle, selectively destroys nerve fibers causing pain.
Trigeminal neuralgia Singapore treatment with surgeries like Brain Stereotactic Radio-surgery, with Gamma knife technique, for radiation to root of nerve and Micro-vascular Decompression, by removing or relocating blood vessels that are in contact with trigeminal root help prevent malfunctioning of Trigeminal nerve, provide better relief. In balloon compression surgery, a thin hollow tube is inserted first, through cheek. Then, doctor threads a flexible catheter tube having balloon at end. The balloon is inflated with pressure by doctor to block the trigeminal nerve and inhibit pain signals.