UPMC Facial Paralysis Center

For more than 20 years, experts at the UPMC Facial Paralysis Center have diagnosed and treated many people suffering from facial nerve disorders.

As one of the main centers of facial paralysis expertise in the world, we often provide answers and second opinions for patients who feel they've run out of options.

We also teach other doctors about the symptoms and diagnosis of facial nerve disorders.

Conditions We Treat

Common facial nerve disorders we treat include:

  • Hemi-facial spasms
  • Bell's palsy
  • Synkinesis

Research on Facial Paralysis

Dr. Schaitkin and his team are dedicated to furthering research and education on facial paralysis. Many of his patients agree to be a part of his research to help further the field.

Dr. Schaitkin often publishes his research findings on the diagnosis and prognosis of facial nerve disorders and electrical testing.

We may ask you if you'd like to play a role in our research, but this is an option. You have the right to accept or decline the offer.

Make an Appointment at the UPMC Facial Paralysis Center

We realize that one’s facial appearance is a very personal and emotional subject. It's often helpful to bring a family member to your first consultation.

To make an appointment, call 412-621-0123 or 412-647-2100.

Contact Us

To schedule an evaluation please contact UPMC’s Facial Paralysis Center.

University Ear, Nose, and
Throat Specialists (Shadyside)
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 211
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone: 412-621-0123 or

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