University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1445
Houston, Texas 77030
About the Center
The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center treats many patients with tumors that have benign characteristics, such as Acoustic Neuromas. Our highly-regarded multidisciplinary approach brings together a team of neurotologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiotherapists who have expertise in all forms of tumor management: observation, radiosurgery, and microsurgical excision. Treatment is tailored to each patient's needs and desires and is approved by a multidiscplinary board. Our team includes rehabilitation specialists and therapists, should these services be required.
Paul Gidley, M.D.
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Otology-Neurotology
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1990
Internship: The University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX
Residency: General Surgery, The University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX, 1992 - 1995
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, The University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX, 1992 - 1995
Fellowship: Otology-Neurotology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1996 - 1997
Board Certification: Otolaryngology and Neurotology
Franco DeMonte, M.D.
Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Brain & Spine Center
Co-Director, Skull Base Tumor Program
Medical School: University of Western Ontario, London, Onatiro, Canada, 1985
Internship: Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada, 1985 - 1986
Residency: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1986 - 1991
Fellowship: Cranial Base Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1991 - 1992
Board Certification: Neurosurgery
Paul Brown, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Co-Section Chief CNS/Peds Section of Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, ND, Magna Cum Laude, 1995
Internship: Clinical Internship, MN Preliminary Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1995 - 1996
Residency: Clinical Residency, MN Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1996 - 2000
Board Certification: Radiation Oncology
Acoustic Neuroma Introduction
Types of Post-Treatment Issues
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