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Facial Palsy Rehabilitation - Vancouver, British Columbia


5 Things About Hearing Loss

Hearing LossIt is hard to explain to others what it is like to have hearing loss — the lack of clarity in speech, the sensitivity to loud noise, and the exhaustion that comes with heavy bursts of communication. It is an invisible disability so it is often misunderstood, downplayed or even ignored — sometimes even by those closest to you. But it can have a huge impact on your life, and the lives of those who love you.

Shari Eberts

Five Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Hearing Loss

Facial Nerve Clinic Referrals

The second Facial Nerve Clinic at St. Paul’s hospital was held on November 25th and was fully booked. If you’re interested in attending the next clinic, it will be held in February 2016.

In order to book into the clinic, your doctor needs to refer you to Dr. Van Laeken’s office at 604-669-1633. Dr. Van Laeken is a plastic surgeon who specializes in the facial nerve and heads the Facial Nerve Clinic.

This clinic is a teaching clinic so there will be medical students, interns, residents and physiotherapy students attending at different times.

Facial Nerve Clinic Update

Vancouver Facial Nerve Clinic

The first Facial Nerve clinic at St. Paul’s hospital was held on August 26, 2015. 11 patients were seen by Dr. Van Laeken, an ENT fellow, 2 medical students and myself.

At the clinic facial patients have the opportunity to be assessed and then have the best course of action recommended for their facial palsies.

The next clinic will be held on November 25, from 8am to 12 pm.

BC Facial Nerve Clinic Update

clinic teamMuch has happened since my last post about the creation of a Facial Nerve clinic in BC.

The BC Facial Nerve Clinic will officially begin at St. Paul’s hospital on August 26, 2015.  This clinic is already fully booked, but there will be 4 clinics a year.

This is an excellent opportunity for Residents, Interns, Fellows and students, in a variety of disciplines, to attend and learn about the options for treating facial patients. Most importantly, facial patients will be seen by a multidisciplinary team who will develop the best treatment plan for their face.

Creating a Facial Nerve Clinic is something I’ve dreamed about for many years and I’m excited to take part in its inception.