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Bonnie B.

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Gamma Knife Sugery
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:02:26 pm »
has anyone had their AN treated with the Gamma Knife at Yale New Haven Hospital?
1.7 cm AN
diagnosed January, 2012 - no hearing L ear
GK surgery done March 15, 2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Ct.
Dr. Chiang and Dr. Yu


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Re: Gamma Knife Sugery
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 09:38:52 am »
Hi Bonnie
I am in Virginia, so my GK was done at UVA.  I had the procedure on Dec. 1st 2011.  Hoping for success, I am 3 months now till my next MRI.  Good luck!
 1.5cm AN right side diagnosed 10/12/11
 GK 12/1/11 at UVA
from VA

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Re: Gamma Knife Sugery
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 03:24:11 pm »
Hi, Bonnie - and welcome - from another 'nutmegger' ~

I didn't have GK but debulking surgery (performed by Dr. Isaac Goodrich ) at The Hospital of Saint Raphael (on Chapel Street) in New Haven, CT.  That was followed (as a plan) 3 months later with 26 FSR (outpatient) treatments performed at the same hospital in their cancer treatment center.  Of course, Yale Medical Center is an excellent facility but my doctor preferred The Hospital of Saint Raphael and my care there (in 2006) was excellent.

4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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