Peripheral Nerve

The peripheral nerves span from head to toe, connecting the brain and spinal cord with the rest of the body. There are hundreds of disorders and injuries that affect this system. UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians are among a handful of specialists in the United States who are fellowship trained in evaluating and resolving these types of medical issues.

New & Noteworthy

As fellowship-trained specialists in peripheral nerve disorders, we are uniquely prepared to handle routine as well as extremely complex cases.

Jonathan Cheng, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery

We only perform surgery when absolutely necessary. With the research and investigation of new products and technology being conducted at UT Southwestern, we are defining a wider range of effective nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for patients.

If surgery is needed, our specialists are experts in the latest, effective surgical techniques.

These include:

  • Advanced minimally invasive nerve compression surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, nerve release in the leg and foot for patients with diabetes, and other conditions
  • Innovative microsurgical techniques to improve painful conditions involving the wrist, elbow, shoulder, chest, knee, and ankle, as well as pain after pelvic and inguinal hernia procedures
  • Groundbreaking nerve reconstruction, including nerve transfers and grafts to achieve better functional recovery over a shorter period of time
  • Moving or disconnecting sensory nerves that cause pain
  • Reconstructing nerves that have been severed as a result of trauma, tumor removal, or birth-related brachial palsy

A Team Approach to Care

At UT Southwestern, we offer a team approach to care. Your team will include a peripheral nerve specialist as well as doctors and medical professionals in plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, internal medicine, pain management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, as needed.

Our Peripheral Nerve Experts

  • Fellowship-trained specialists
  • Participate in groundbreaking clinical trials
  • Evaluate products and technology before available to the general public
  • Adhere to a strict code of ethics
  • Teach future surgeons
  • Lead continuing education for practicing physicians