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TREATMENTS

We use our knowledge and experience in combination with the most advanced technologies to form an individual treatment step approach in each case. 

For milder cases of headache, we may recommend a combination of - lifestyle changes, acupuncture, manual therapy, etc.

If this approach is not sufficient to improve headache, we may use specific medication or local injections of botulinum toxin A. 

In case of moderate to severe headaches, which is refractory to the above therapies, we offer safe and minimally invasive surgical procedures in specially selected cases – sinus surgery, migraine surgery, etc. 

Migraine Surgery

This treatment modality is a new, safe and minimally invasive surgical treatment for some debilitating forms of headache including migraine. Surgery involves decompression of peripheral sensory nerve branches in different head and neck areas – frontal, temporal, and occipital – which can be the trigger point for headache attacks.

Benefits

  • Safe and minimally invasive procedure
  • In around 90% of patients one can expect at least more than 50% reduction of frequency, severity and duration of headaches. However, frequently also complete elimination of the headache attacks
  • Able to go home in only one day with recovery time of less than 7 days
  • No visible scars
  • Sensory nerves are only decompressed, and completely preserved
  • Lowest possible adverse effect

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Good candidates:

  • Chronic type of headache, migraine, tension type headache, chronic daily headache
  • Candidates that passed the LF-medical group screening protocol

Not good candidates:

  • Candidates that did not pass the LF-medical group screening protocol

Nasal Surgery

We are pleased to say that at LF centre, with the good selection of patients, we can use our minimally invasive endoscopic approach in nasal surgery to restore at same time function of nasal breathing and to alleviate symptoms of contact point headache.

Benefits

  • Safe and minimally invasive procedure
  • Treats both headache symptoms and nasal function (breathing, smell, etc.) 
  • One is able to go home in only one day with recovery time of less than 7 days
  • No visible scars

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis 
  • Headache symptoms related to contact of nasal septum and the nasal cavity wall
  • Ear fullness

Not good candidates are patients with:

  • Patients with no obvious nasal pathology 

Sinus Surgery

The aim of endoscopic sinus surgery is to open the entrance of the sinus cavities to improve mucus drainage in the nose. This will usually improve the frequency and severity of infection, nasal breathing and other sinus symptoms like allergy or headache. 

Benefits

  • Safe and minimally invasive procedure
  • Improves frequency and severity of nasal infections
  • Treats both headache symptoms and nasal function (breathing, smell, etc.) 
  • One is able to go home in only one day with recovery time of less than 7 days
  • No visible scars

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Chronic rhinosinusitis 
  • Headache symptoms related to nasal cavity infection
  • Nasal polyps 
  • Anatomical variations

Not good candidates are patients with:

  • Patients with no obvious nasal pathology

Botulinum Toxin

The same botulinum toxin injections that are used in facial aesthetics to smooths wrinkles can be used to treat specific types of headaches – especially chronic migraine. Our Dr. Filipović has been working extensively in this area for the past 10 years as a part of research group that found the exact mechanism of BoNTAa action in headache.

In the LF group we have developed our injection protocol that uses minimally required doses of drug to achieve effect on headache without altering facial mimics and harmony.

Benefits

  • Safe and non-invasive procedure to treat headache symptoms
  • Long term effect (12 weeks) after 1 injection session 
  • No downtime 
  • Preventive treatment

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Good candidates are patients with:

  • Chronic migraine patients
  • Patients with history of medication failure
  • Intolerable side effects to previous treatments

Not good candidates are patients with:

  • Developed antibodies to Botox – in which case treatment is ineffective

Medication

There are a lot of drugs that can be used for headache, some our non-specific over the counter drugs while others are designed specifically to stop migraines and other headaches. However, finding the right drug or combination of drugs may take some trial and error. Our neurologist can help you discover the ideal medication for your specific headache.

Benefits

  • Safe and non-invasive procedure to treat headache symptoms
  • Preventive and abortive treatment

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Good candidates are:

  • Headache patients

Not good candidates are:

  • Patients with history of medication failure 
  • Patients with intolerable side effects to previous treatments 
  • Patient with medication overuse headache

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MEET THE TEAM

PETER JFM LOHUIS, MD PHD

BORIS FILIPOVIĆ, MD PHD

IVANA JURJEVIĆ, MD PHD

MARINA MILOŠEVIĆ, MD

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

·   Recovery period is usually only few days and you may start doing your daily routines as soon as the following day.

·   Recovery period is usually only few days. You may start doing your daily routines as soon as the following day.

·   Recovery period is usually only few days. You may start doing your daily routines as soon as the following day.

·   When complication happens, two things are important – to immediately identify the complication, and to initiate prompt treatment.

·   Depending on the type of the complication the treatment will defer from medication, to just reassurance.

·   When complication happens, two things are important – to immediately identify the complication, and to initiate prompt treatment.

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LF Medical Group building

Poliklinika Lohuis Filipović 

Medical Group d.o.o.


Trg J.F. Kennedyja 6b 

10 000 Zagreb, Croatia


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Tel: +385 1 2444 646


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