I'm pretty new to this, and have been facing the difficult decision that all ANers have to make. In my case, I have a relatively small tumor (less than 1 cm in its largest dimension, much less than 1 ccm). I am 45. I am a candidate for the surgery or for radiation. I live on the east coast, in the DC area, and after talking to Dr. Friedman at the House Clinic and a local GK dr, I felt more confused than ever. I made a call to NYU Department of Neurosurgery, because I had heard really good things about Drs Golfinos and Roland, and because Dr Kondziolka just moved there last year from University of Pittsburgh, where he worked with Dr Lunsford to pioneer GK in the US. Drs. Golfinos and Kondziolka spoke to me in back to back lengthy appoinments and really helped me navigate the issues that were particular to me, and the issues that all of us face. I want to alert everyone out there to their kindness and commitment in this regard because both of them gave me very frank representations of the benefits and detriments of the treatments that they offered.
I recommend a consultation with these wonderful doctors very highly.