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Dr. Samuel Levine -- Minnesota
« on: July 13, 2011, 02:18:26 pm »
Hi --

I had 30 Radiation Treatments last year for a 3CC Acoustic Neuroma.  Treatments went well until this year.   I have loss of hearing in my Left ear since I was a child.   Now, my Right ear has always been my strong ear.   I knew that something was wrong last year with my Right ear, because I lost all of my hearing in that ear. 

Starting in February of this year, I have had echoing in my AN ear - driving me crazy.   I have had a repeat MRI and no change.      In the last 3 weeks --- I have lost most of my hearing in that ear.  I am very upset.    My Oncologist is sending me to the "U of M" for another opinion.   I will be see Dr Samuel Levine.

My question is ---- have any of you heard of him???   Thanks
Patt  - age 63
Diagnosed - 3/22/2010  -- sudden hearing loss Rt ear
Right ear -- 2.7cm
Left ear -- limited hearing
Will be having "FSR" 
Starting date is June 1st, 2010
30 treatments  --  6 sites
July 12, 2010 -- Completed "FSR" treatments
Oct 2010 - MRI -Slight decrease in size


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Re: Dr. Samuel Levine -- Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 12:30:30 pm »

Sorry for the slow reply.  I met with Dr. Levine and Haines at the U last fall for a second opiniion.  Dr. Levine is very respected and comes highly recommended.  He has great bedside manner.  I eventually chose to work with Mayo based on reputation.  All things being equal I prefer to keep everything close to home.

Best of luck.
8/31/09 hydrocephulus-emergent drain
9/2/09 5 cm AN debulked, Retro Sig Abbott NW
5/18/10 Second debulk, Retro Sig Abbott NW
1/31/11 Translab, 7/12 Graft Mayo Rochester, MN
2/12/11 Lumbar drain
3/14/11 Eustacian tube packing procedure for CSF leak
2/28/13 Platinum weight & Tarsorrhaphy