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Re: BAHA Implant Surgery Video
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 08:08:02 am »
Thanks, Keith.  It's kind of reassuring that yours took longer, too.  AFter reading about all the people who talked through their 30 minute procedure, I was starting to feel like an oddity!   :D :D

Yes, now the countdown.  I am figuring that we should get "turned on" in late February!! Great birthday presents for both of us (mine is Jan 30, so a little late, but still a great present!)  Can't wait to compare notes.

Have a great Thanksgiving!
Debbi - diagnosed March 4, 2008 
2.4 cm Right Side AN
Translab April 30, 2008 at NYU with Drs. Golfinos and Roland
SSD Right ear, Mild synkinesis and facial nerve damage
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Re: BAHA Implant Surgery Video
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 08:47:01 am »
That is a great birthday gift. Mine is Feb 1. Although this year hasn't been all bad. Our daughter had twins on Oct 18. Now we haave 3 granddaughters and our first grandson. We will be spending thanksgiving weekend with them. Can't wait.
AN surgery 8/19/10, 9.5 hrs
8mm x 5mm left side
Retrosigmoid, Drs Reichert & Harvey
Severe hearing loss in the left ear before surgery. SSD after surgery. Balance issues. Tinnitus (mild). Buzzing in left ear.
BAHA implant surgery 11/17/10
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Re: BAHA Implant Surgery Video
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 10:43:08 pm »
I can't speak for implant surgery under general anesthesia, because I had local, but prep time for my surgery took more time than the actual procedure.  

Lots of drapes  :o  By the time they placed them all, I basically could only see down a long "tunnel" of drapes to a really nice nurse who was seated at the other end.  

Start to finish was only about 90 minutes, but I only had lidocaine injected into my head.  I think the time of your surgeries is normal in light of the general anesthesia.

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Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

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