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Facial Nerve Center

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Our Program

The USC Facial Nerve Center offers patients access to a world-class team of experts dedicated to facial nerve rehabilitation. By combining physician leaders from multiple specialties, patients are afforded unparalleled access to national leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of facial nerve disorders.

Participating services include Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Neurotology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Therapy. Patients have access to a broad array of diagnostic and treatment options, including surgical and non-surgical treatment for a variety of facial nerve disorders.

Our Approach

Our mission is to deliver seamlessly integrated and patient-centered treatment for all disorders affecting the movement of the face.

Your face is the instrument through which you communicate with the world, and it is how the world sees you. Facial dysfunction is not only a complex clinical problem, but also a highly personal struggle for many of our patients. It is best treated by a team of experts who work together seamlessly on a routine basis. Our philosophy is that you deserve an integrated team of experts who are singularly committed to the restoration of facial function.

The USC Facial Nerve Center offers unparalleled surgical treatment for facial paralysis and facial spasm. Importantly, our surgical treatment is integrated with our non-surgical services. We offer access to neuro-diagnostics that can help to determine the likelihood of recovery without surgery. If surgery is required, physical therapy is an essential addition to mastering the restored movement of your face.

As an academic center of excellence, we seek to advance the care of facial dysfunction through cutting edge research. Clinical research and basic science (laboratory) research are therefore critical components of our mission.

Useful Links
Clinical trials are scientific studies conducted with volunteers in order to evaluate new treatments. Visit to view a list of active trials currently available at Keck Medicine of USC.

Overall physician rating

Oto Facial Nerve Center Rating
4.8out of 5
1,284 Ratings
Oto Facial Nerve Center

What are patients saying about us

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4.8out of 5(1,284 Ratings, 132 Comments)
Sep 23, 2019

Dr Markarian is a superb physician.


Our Physicians


Additional Team Members

Edie Renee Hapner, PhD
Erica Sigman, PT

Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.