Many patients considering migraine surgery wonder, “What if I have a migraine on the day of my planned surgery?” Dr. Guyuron shares the good news for this common concern.

One of the most common questions that patients ask us is whether they are going to need migraine medications after migraine surgery. The reality is that if the surgery is going to work, not only they should not need any pain medications or migraine medications, but also they will be able to do the things that they used to avoid because it would trigger their migraine headaches such as drinking wine or consumption of some food products and also on rare occasions that surgery does not take the migraine headaches away completely, the medications actually work faster, they are more effective.