Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Facial Palsy Center of New York


Among the many causes of facial nerve paralysis are the following:




 Trauma Ė such as laceration of the nerve; fractures of the

† base of the skull

 Bellís Palsy

 Brain Stem Tumor

 Acoustic neuroma surgery

 Surgery of the mastoid bone, or parotid gland

 Congenital Ė birth defects such as failure of development

† of the facial nerve or its nucleus

 Mobius Syndrome


 Viral infections including Lyme disease and Herpes

†† Zoster Otitis

 Hemifacial microsomia with failure of development of the

† facial nerve

47 East 77th Street

Suite 201

New York, New York 10021


Welcome To the Facial Palsy Center of New York, specializing† in the treatment of Facial Nerve Palsy, Facial Nerve Paralysis and Bellís Palsy using Microsurgery Reconstruction for correction of† Facial Nerve Palsy, Facial Nerve Paresis, Facial Nerve Paralysis and Bellís Palsy.

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Dr. Fredrick Valauri is a highly trained and skilled plastic surgeon, patient advocate, educator and author. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Valauri is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. He is also a past President of the New York Regional Plastic Surgery Society and a reviewer for the Journal of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Valauri listens carefully to your concerns and strives to gain an in-depth appreciation of your reconstructive goals. Together with you, he will formulate a plan and will suggest procedures designed specifically to address your unique paralysis problem.†† Copyright 2006