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gary

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veterans administration
« on: August 13, 2010, 10:12:52 am »
can anyone advise how the VA is for handling a vestibular Schwannoma, 2 cm. at present time. I didnt know my wife had canceled our health insurence due to no money, so I was seeing private doctors to see about a buzzing in my one ear, after the VA brushed it off a year ago. Now I find I have the VS and no private health insurence and am pushed into the Va System in Syracuse NY.

Would be grateful for help. I in in the upstate, the real upstate NY where we have very limited health care, so I too am looking for a good doctor in the NY upstate, middle area.

Thank you.

bootstrap1

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Re: veterans administration
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 02:58:24 am »
hello gary, i dont know of any doctors in your state that i can reccomend. i am however familiar with the va system in the chicago area. i was fortunate to have been diagnosed with a 4.5 cm an while in service and later received a disability rating for it. unless you have a rating yourself, im sure there will be some sort of co-pay if you receive treatment there. i wish i can be of more help to you but i saw your va post and had to look into it. best wishes, thank you for serving and stay positive
diagnosed in the military at 19 with a 4.5cm. surgery at loyola university in maywood illinois in 1996. still kicking 15 years later. Dr Leonetti and Dr Anderson. loss of skull, hearing, tinnitus, rarely a salty discharge in back of mouth on affected side. life is great. stay positive

Rick Everingham

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Re: veterans administration
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 01:33:59 pm »
My an was removed at the Richmond, Virginia VA hospital.  The specialist all come from VCU, a medical school in Richmond.  I was fortunate and had an excellent experience.
1.5x1x1.2cm AN surgically removed by Tans Lab Jul 30, 2003, McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, VA.