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Carolina Ear / Dr John McElveen - a definite yes!!!
« on: January 13, 2010, 11:29:41 am »
has anyone had any experience with Dr John McElveen, of Carolina Ear?
he is based in Raleigh, N.C.
i know he travels to Asheville, N.C., Greenville, S.C., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. to see patients, and operate.
particularly, anyone have their AN removed by him IN Greenville, S.C.??
i will be meeting with him 1/20/10, and am ready to get the show on the road.

i have decided on surgery, and am predicting a middle fossa approach will be recommended.

anyway, any info will be much appreciated.
i 'searched' "mcelveen", and only came up with two minimal references, in LISA A 's thread about Dr FUkishima.

thanks,
Jesse
« Last Edit: April 27, 2010, 12:38:58 pm by neuroma_racer »
mild hearing loss - 12/'09
left 4x5x7mm, intracannicular schwanomma
MIDDLE FOSSA surgery 4/'10, Dr John McElveen, et.al.
was actually a FACIAL NERVE NEUROMA
hearing worsened 4/'12 - Tumor quadrupled to 9x9x15mm
cyberknife 8/'12
1.5yr MRI shows shrinkage % 85% necrosis
LEFT hearing & tinnitus SUCK

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Dr John McElveen @ Carolina Ear and Hearing
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 05:03:37 pm »
Well
  Post op day 18, and doing GREAT.

My strong reccomendations for Dr. John McElveen, and his team.
Excellent work.

My 4 y.o. Daughter is fixing to get her THIRD set of tubes in her ears.
At the ENT visit today, my wife related my case to the ENT, a good guy who did her first two tubes.

His response was that, "To watch Dr. McElveen operate,. . . Is HUMBLING. And I [he] is pretty good."

overall I am exceedingly pleased with the outcome, (considering what it was).
And TOTALLY pleased with the team, and ALL the staff at Duke-Raleigh Hospital.

Aces,
Jesse
« Last Edit: April 27, 2010, 12:40:27 pm by neuroma_racer »
mild hearing loss - 12/'09
left 4x5x7mm, intracannicular schwanomma
MIDDLE FOSSA surgery 4/'10, Dr John McElveen, et.al.
was actually a FACIAL NERVE NEUROMA
hearing worsened 4/'12 - Tumor quadrupled to 9x9x15mm
cyberknife 8/'12
1.5yr MRI shows shrinkage % 85% necrosis
LEFT hearing & tinnitus SUCK

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Re: Carolina Ear / Dr John McElveen - a definite yes!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 12:55:13 pm »
See also post #39
of THIS thread
for a breakdown of his numbers.
mild hearing loss - 12/'09
left 4x5x7mm, intracannicular schwanomma
MIDDLE FOSSA surgery 4/'10, Dr John McElveen, et.al.
was actually a FACIAL NERVE NEUROMA
hearing worsened 4/'12 - Tumor quadrupled to 9x9x15mm
cyberknife 8/'12
1.5yr MRI shows shrinkage % 85% necrosis
LEFT hearing & tinnitus SUCK