I had surgery with Dr. Friedman on April 6th, 2011. I just wanted to post to let anyone who is considering the House Ear Clinic to know that Dr. Friedman is amazing. He has a great personality and he is just a fantastic surgeon. My acoustic neuroma turned out to be a meningioma (they are very similar) and my facial nerve was growing on top of the tumor. He had to be aggressive removing everything and yet my facial nerve is intake. I had slight temporary facial paralysis after surgery, which has already returned to near-normal.
It amazed us how personally invested he was in our case. The other doctors, Dr. Shwartz and Dr. Steffan were equally wonderful. The staff- the nurses, audiology department, the office workers- were also great. We just had as good of an experience as we could have possibly had.
If anyone wants to talk to me about my experience or has any specific questions, please feel free to contact me! I would love to share my story and answer any questions. I had some amazing people help me out and give me tons of advice and I'd love to return the favor now. : )
I just want to say, if you are out there reading this, and you are dreading your surgery and scared... Here I am two weeks and two days after surgery- at home and telling you how well it all went. : ) It's going to be okay! : )