Each child who comes to Seattle Children’s with a facial nerve problem is assessed by a team of providers from many areas of healthcare. This multidisciplinary approach helps us learn about your child’s condition and give the best treatment just for them. The team may include pediatricians, surgeons, feeding specialists, speech therapists, radiologists, nurses, social workers and many others.
The exact team for your child depends on your child’s needs. For example, if there’s a problem where the facial nerve comes out of the skull near the ear, your child’s team may include an ear-nose-throat specialist (otolaryngologist). If there’s a problem with the facial nerve inside the skull, your child may need a neurosurgeon.