Patient Testimonial: Andrew’s Story – Broken Nose & Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (Watch video)
Los Angeles native Andrew was hit on the face with a golf ball about 2 ½ years ago. His nose was broken in (3) places, more specifically his keystone was broken (upper area of the nose in between the eyes). Andrew had (1) surgery on his nose, but was supposed to have (2). After his first surgery, he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Andrew was under the care of Dr. Kochhar, Dr. Karimi, and Dr. Dodda.
What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Ramsey Hunt Syndrome occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause a painful rash, facial paralysis, and hearing in the affected ear. How long does it take to recover from Ramsay Hunt syndrome? It varies, for some it may take a few weeks to recover and for some, you may not recover even after a few months. It is recommended to start treatment as soon as you begin to experience symptoms. Andrew shared that this experience turned his life upside down. For 1 ½ years Andrew was under a significant amount of medication and then had an additional surgery.
After surgery he had a numerous amount of treatments to complete such as physical therapy for the face, mental therapy, and psychiatric therapy. He continued this treatment for over a year. This experience had Andrew out of work for about a year. Andrew frequently visited Dr. Kochhar who helped him recover nicely.
Andrew says, “Without his (Dr. Kochhar) support and the support of the team, I’m not sure where I would be.”
When asked, “Now after surgery and years of recovery work, how are you doing?”
Andrew says, “I’m back to me.”
Andrew feels so much better and is forever grateful for the compassion he experienced with our team.
Learn more about Andrew’s story by listening to his Patient Testimonial.
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