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Lynn’s Acoustic Neuroma

 

Here is my experience: Around Thanksgiving of 1998, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor known as an acoustic Neuroma. After recovering from the shock, we began researching possible treatments and visiting with a variety of doctors. My situation was complicated because I have a form of hemophilia. This made conventional surgery a much higher risk than normal. In addition we read several horror stories about surgical procedures and their outcomes. Through the website sponsored by the Acoustic Neuroma Association, we learned about Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and the identities of doctors who perform this procedure. After sending him some films and consulting with him by e-mail and phone, we made an appointment to interview Dr. Adler. After visiting Stanford and talking with Dr. Adler, we elected to have him proceed with the treatment. This required two additional trips to Stanford, one for treatment planning, and one for treatment which occurred over a three day period. The treatment was successful in preventing any further growth of the tumor and the recovery was much less difficult than those people who had conventional surgery. Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.