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Facial Paralysis Reversed in Patient Peyton Robinson at Loyola Medicine

Peyton Robinson, 14, of Bentonville, Arkansas, suffered devastating injuries in a spring ATV accident, including multiple skull fractures and likely permanent facial paralysis. Peyton's parents sought out Loyola University Medical Center neuro-otologist John P. Leonetti, MD, the only doctor in the U.S. who combines surgical facial nerve decompression (a standard treatment for Bell's palsy and facial paralysis) with interoperative electrical stimulation. The family traveled to Maywood, Illinois for the procedure, and within weeks Peyton was eating, smiling and laughing again, his facial muscles and movement fully restored. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://loyolamedicine.org/center-cranial-base-surgery or call 888-584-7888.