Author Topic: Newbie and want to know if anybody has gone with Dr Pensak in Cincinnati?  (Read 2140 times)


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Hi, I wish I could say I was happy to be here but under the circumstances that is not the case. I had an MRI in July and was told I had a 1.2 cm AN in my left ear.  I have an appointment Sept 10 to see Dr Pensak. Does anybody have any input on him? I would like to get a second opinion also. Does anyone have a suggestion that would be close to Cincinnati?
AN 1.2cm in left ear
slight hearing loss, ringing in ear, fullness
diagnosed 7/19/13
Surgery date scheduled 11/14/13 with Dr Goddard and Dr Schwartz


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Re: Newbie and want to know if anybody has gone with Dr Pensak in Cincinnati?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 05:35:31 pm »
Welcome to the club that nobody wants to be a member of. You'll get lots of help and support here.

I ran a search of these forums and Dr Pensak has been mentioned numerous times. You can read all the posts at:

As for other specialists you can find a state by state list on the ANA website:

There are also support groups in Ohio. Local members might have resources for you:


Leader: Karl Forster

Leader: Alice Wedding

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Leader: Pat Gillespie
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9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

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