I am currently researching options for Surgery.Ã‚Â I had FSR at stanford in April of 2004 and my recent MRI indicates I am one of the few patients that it failed.Ã‚Â My doctor at Stanford is recommending surgery as I am experiencing hemispheric facial spasms, starting in August,Ã‚Â so FSR again is a little risky to my facial nerve. it is 19.1mm x 12mm x something and he says it is small enough to have a good chance for success and removing it should get the pressure off my facial nerve.
Stanford is the best at Cyberknife but I am hearing that house may be the best for surgery.Ã‚Â I live in Seattle.Ã‚Â I have an appt at Seattle Ear Nov 3rd for a consultation but I have heard a number of people from up here chose House.
I have a very sick feeling in the pit of my stomach about this whole thing.Ã‚Â I acctually met the doctor in seattle in 04 and opted for FSR at standford at that time.Ã‚Â He wasn't real supportive of that decision so I don't feel good about going back to him now.Ã‚Â I trust the guys at stanford but am feeling anxious about the flight etc.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â It has been very comforting to see the number of successes at house discussed here along with their comprehensive plan for out of town patients.Ã‚Â I lead a very active lifestyle and would like to think I will be able to jog and horseback ride again at some point after recovering from surgery.
Anybody out their look at Seattle Ear vs House vs Stanford?Ã‚Â I'm not sure actually if my insurance, regence blue-shield preferred, will let me go out of the state; they did last time because you could not get cyberknife up here.Ã‚Â I am leaning towards wanting to go to House after reading about all of the wonderful outcomes.Ã‚Â I'm going to call in and send my MRI's to them tomorrow!