Author Topic: Dr. Akrira Ishiyama (UCLA)  (Read 2371 times)

tonyc

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Dr. Akrira Ishiyama (UCLA)
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:20:45 am »
Did anyone do surgery on AN with Dr. Akrira Ishiyama (UCLA)? If you can share the results, that would be great.

My An was first diagnosed (8mm x 4mm x 4mm) in 2010. Now  it growed to the size of 13mm x 6mm x 6mm in 2016. I experienced two episodes of vertigo (first in 2010, the second in 2016). Most likely I will choose between Dr. Rick Friedman and Dr. Akria Ishiyama. Any insightful comments would be greatly appreciated.

-Tony
08/18/2010, first vertigo episode and tinnitus, 9mm AN found in left ear. Wait and Watch.
1/20/2016,  AN increased to 13mm.
3/21/2016, Middle Fossa at House with Drs. Brackmann/Schwartz/Stefan. Entire tumor removed, no facial issues, hearing preserved, gradually regain balance through daily walks.

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Re: Dr. Akrira Ishiyama (UCLA)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 01:53:30 pm »
Hi Tony.....

I do not know anything about Dr. Ishiyama, but I do know that Dr. Rick Friedman is a highly respected, excellent surgeon with wonderful bedside manners!

Clarice
Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
Oticon Ponto Pro abutment implant at same time; processor added August, 2011

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Re: Dr. Akrira Ishiyama (UCLA)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 02:51:45 pm »
Thank you Clarice. This is a wonderful group, especially for a newbie . After reading more and more information in all the threads, now I understand better about the AN. I hope I can find the right doctor for my treatment.
08/18/2010, first vertigo episode and tinnitus, 9mm AN found in left ear. Wait and Watch.
1/20/2016,  AN increased to 13mm.
3/21/2016, Middle Fossa at House with Drs. Brackmann/Schwartz/Stefan. Entire tumor removed, no facial issues, hearing preserved, gradually regain balance through daily walks.

 


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