Dr. Aguila is excited to offer his neuropathy patients a new treatment option that does not involve surgery. Watch how Lisa walked into his office in pain and walked out feeling like a different person.
Emilie suffered from debilitating chronic headaches. Through her work as a nurse in Dr. Demetrio Aguila’s practice, she learned of a new non-surgical procedure aimed at helping patients with nerve pain. Watch her story and hear how she feels about Dr. Aguila from a patient and nurse perspective.
Tori’s Successful Tonsillectomy with Dr. Aguila
Tori had terrible throat pain until her Tonsillectomy with Dr. Aguila relieved her suffering. She also had the unique opportunity to get to know Dr. Aguila as his student. Both experiences were life-changing. Watch her story and how Dr. Aguila healed and inspired her.
Two Years of Pain Finally Gone Thanks to Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Debilitating Migraines Gone Thanks to Dr. Aguila
Migraines were wreaking havoc with Cheryl’s life when she found Dr. Aguila. Luckily he had a surgical solution. Watch this inspirational video of hope and healing.
Darryn shares his story after successful reconstructive surgery with Dr. Aguila.
“I suffered traumatic injuries due to an accident while on vacation in another state. I was life flighted to a trauma center with facial fractures to my sinuses, forehead and right eye socket. I was looking at possible vision loss, sinus problems, and cosmetic problems.
I was terrified, worrying about my vision and what I would look like. Doctors at the trauma center told me I would need multiple surgeries requiring travel and time away from family and friends.
When I got home I learned about Dr. Aguila. I made an appointment to see him. He looked at my x-rays and scans and said he could do all my surgeries at one time in one place.
Dr. Aguila was very professional. He was confident and made me feel comfortable about my surgery. He took the time to explain what would happen step by step.
The surgery was a success. My life went back to how it was before the accident. My family and friends are amazed by Dr. Aguila’s skills. If you did not know I was in an accident you would not even notice I had a surgery. My before and after pictures are amazing thanks to Dr. Aguila.”
Bill had an accident loading livestock. The center gate in a horse trailer flew back, breaking his cheekbone and eye socket. He suffered facial fractures, a concussion and had lingering headaches. When he turned his head, he felt his brain lose in his skull.
Dr. Aguila performed reconstructive surgery on his eye socket, helping him feel better cosmetically and saving his vision. Very often patients with these types of injures suffer catastriphic vision loss or double vision. Luckily neither of those happened with Bill.
After surgery with Dr. Aguila, he had very little pain and has recovered completely. His advice? “Call Dr. Aguila. He takes time to explain everything and truly cares about his patients.”
Macy’s had successful reconstructive surgery with Dr. Aguila. She shares her story below.
“I was in the hospital for the first 6 months of my life and had several life-saving surgeries, including having ⅓ of my small intestine removed, temporary colostomy, my appendix removed, and gallstones and my gallbladder removed. All of these surgeries left my stomach looking like a railroad track station.
Dr. Aguila was able to revise my scars to make my stomach smoother and the scars less noticeable. I thank Dr. Aguila for boosting my self-esteem.”
Read more about reconstructive surgeries offered by Dr. Aguila – patient success stories.
Migraine Headaches Gone
“Before my surgery, I didn’t have much of a life. I was always afraid to go somewhere or do anything for fear of getting a migraine. Migraines for me were completely incapacitating. I couldn’t get out and go see my kids and family like I wanted to. It affected every relationship I have in one way or another.
I felt like I had no hope. I was just trying to survive between Botox injections. Honestly, I felt like I was just waiting for the Lord to come to get me and take me from this body of death.”
Dr. Aguila excised multiple occipital nerves to get rid of Cheryl’s migraines. She was 90% better after the first procedure.
She then identified that she had temporal triggers that were now identifiable since we’d taken care of the occipital triggers. Dr. Aguila returned to the operating room to remove the auriculotemporal nerves. Now she’s had only one migraine headache in the last year!
“EVERYTHING changed after my surgery! Dr. Aguila is my hero! Words can’t describe how life changed! I can go places and do things without fear! I actually have a life! I can actually be depended on by my family, instead of being absent! I praise God, that He led me to Dr. Aguila!”
Migraines are thought to be intracranial problems in which a headache is triggered by an alteration in blood flow. Botox, however, would not alter the intracranial component of the migraine cascade, and so a different explanation is necessary to understand why botox (or surgery) would be helpful. It is theorized, then, by many surgeons and dermatologists, that the mechanism by which Botox works is to paralyze the muscles that are irritating the nerves and acting as triggers for the migraines. In effect, Botox doesn’t cure the migraines – it removes the trigger so that the process doesn’t start in the first place.
Here is what Dr. Aguila had to add to Cheryl’s case:
Similarly, the reason that the surgery helped is that the nerves were being irritated by the surrounding muscle and tissue, and that irritation would act as the trigger for the migraine headaches. We had discussed the option of decompressing the nerves, but Cheryl wanted to leave nothing to chance.
We instead removed nerves, knowing that it would likely leave her some numbness over certain areas of her scalp, but also knowing that the denervation would have a higher chance of success. Surprisingly, despite the denervation, she did not have any numbness which speaks to the ability of the body to overlap sensory nerves, and that the nerves that traditionally are responsible for sensation in the scalp obviously had some cross-innervation from other nerves, such that she noticed no areas of numbness.
Demetrio Aguila MD
Our team focuses on Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Allergy and ENT treatments and reconstructive surgery.
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