Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Block

SPG block is an accepted, minimally invasive therapy for chronic headaches. This is a “needle-less” intranasal approach to the Sphenopalatine ganglion, which is located in the back of the nasal cavity. This ganglion is located outside of the brain and as a result, is the only ganglion exposed to the environment. It also has very close connections with many nerves, including the trigeminal nerve. Many studies have demonstrated that the SPG is directly involved in the pathway of numerous forms of headaches and, when stimulated, can worsen symptoms and cause debilitating chronic headaches. By disrupting the function of the nerves in the SPG, it is possible to reduce facial pain and headaches, leading to significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life.

The diagram illustrates how this procedure is performed. After administering an anesthetic spray into each nostril, the patient is asked to lie down with his/her neck slightly extended. A fluoroscope is then used to guide a small catheter into each nostril. A small amount of contrast is injected to confirm adequate positioning of the catheter. This is then followed by the administration of lidocaine to block the SPG. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes. No sedation is required.

As with all the procedures at Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC, all SPG blocks are performed by Dr. James Silberzweig in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

About Dr. Silberzweig

Dr. James Silberzweig, MD, FSIR, FACR, is a top-ranked radiologist and a clinical professor of radiology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. At Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC, Dr. Silberzweig offers the most advanced, safest and most effective treatment options for men and women throughout the Greater New York City, NY, region. These include body contouring, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser stretch mark removal, BOTOX®, hysterosalpingography, laser photofacial and vein treatments using state-of-the-art approaches for individualized care and optimal results.

After receiving his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Dr. Silberzweig completed an internship in surgery at North Shore University Hospital and a residency in diagnostic radiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, serving as chief resident, followed by fellowship training in interventional radiology at Montefiore Medical Center. Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Dr. Silberzweig is dedicated to providing patient-centered care for both men and women at his New York City practice, helping each patient receive the most appropriate care for optimal results.

Widely published in leading medical journals, Dr. Silberzweig welcomes the opportunity to provide state-of-the-art care to new patients and online appointment requests are available. 

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Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC

Dr. James Silberzweig, MD, FSIR, FACR, is a top-ranked radiologist and a clinical professor of radiology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. At Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC, Dr. Silberzweig offers the most advanced, safest and most effective treatment options for men and women throughout the Greater New York City, NY, region. These include body contouring, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser stretch mark removal, BOTOX®, hysterosalpingography, laser photofacial and vein treatments using state-of-the-art approaches for individualized care and optimal results.

After receiving his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Dr. Silberzweig completed an internship in surgery at North Shore University Hospital and a residency in diagnostic radiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, serving as chief resident, followed by fellowship training in interventional radiology at Montefiore Medical Center. Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Dr. Silberzweig is dedicated to providing patient-centered care for both men and women at his New York City practice, helping each patient receive the most appropriate care for optimal results.

Widely published in leading medical journals, Dr. Silberzweig welcomes the opportunity to provide state-of-the-art care to new patients and online appointment requests are available. 


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About Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC

Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC is a leading provider of diagnostic and interventional radiology services for men and women throughout the Greater New York City region. Equipped with the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology, the practice offers an array of treatment options, including varicose and spider vein treatments, hysterosalpingography, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal and laser stretch mark removal, laser photofacials, body contouring procedures and BOTOX® treatments for cosmetic needs and for the treatment of migraine headaches.

Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC provides patients with custom care solutions based on an in-depth assessment of their needs and their treatment goals for high levels of satisfaction and optimal results. Conveniently located on West 57th Street, the practice is a trusted provider of state-of-the-art medical care, dedicated to offering each patient the safest and most effective options using both traditional and innovative approaches to care. The practice accepts most major medical insurance plans and welcomes new patients from throughout the Greater New York City region.

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