I was diagnosed with a small AN on 8/15 and have been reading the ANA site and lurking here ever since. Finally worked up the nerve to post some questions! :-)
Primarily I am looking for info on doctors in the Dallas area. The WTT list has 2 people in my area so I will contact them but thought I'd ask here as well.
My ENT referred me to Dr Hahn (neurotologist) and Dr Coimbra (neurosurgeon) at Medical City in Dallas. I saw them last week and they both recommended middle fossa surgery. They felt that, even though my AN is small, with the symptoms I have (high-frequency hearing loss in left ear, tinnitus, vertigo, and feeling of "fullness" in that ear), this surgery would be my best option and best chance to preserve remaining hearing.
I have also scheduled additional appointments with Dr Kutz and Dr Mickey at UT Southwestern (from ANA's list) this week. Everything I have read has stressed the importance of getting multiple opinions as well as finding doctors with significant experience with this very specialized type of tumor, so would love to know if anyone here has any personal experience with any of these doctors (or even this type of surgery!) you'd be willing to share.
Thanks in advance for any input!