Otolaryngologist – Facial Plastic, Reconstructive, Head & Neck Surgery
Affiliations, Education & Research
Articles of Dr. Kochhar
What caused Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis? Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s facial nerve expert, Dr. Amit Kochhar, Director of the Facial Nerve Disorders Program, explains how Ramsay Hunt Syndrome – a rare virus also known to cause chickenpox and shingles – recently led to the 28-year-old pop star’s facial paralysis.
This year, 1 in 2 of PNI’s physicians and affiliates received a Super Doctor or Rising Star award. This achievement makes PNI one of the highest-ranking care facilities for neurosurgery and neurology in the United States. Super Doctor Awards recognize healthcare providers for outstanding excellence in their area of focus. These awards are the highest-ranking doctor awards in the nation. Less than 5% of doctors...
A 26-year-old woman presents with a 1 year history of complete right sided facial paralysis that began immediately following removal of a large acoustic neuroma. In addition to her right facial droop, she also complained of right nasal obstruction and difficulty eating and drinking from the right side of her mouth.