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« on: September 28, 2017, 02:41:28 pm »
Dr. Schwartz of the House Clinic and Dr. Friedman of the University of Southern California, both in Los Angeles, apparently have decided to move their respective practices to the University of California at San Diego next month and to practice together there henceforth.
- 8 x 4 x 5 mm AN diagnosed on right side September 2016
- tinnitus, moderate single-sided hearing loss, equilibrium problems, semi-facial spasms
- monitoring with serial MRI's and audiograms


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 05:33:19 pm »
From what I've heard, that would be a great team.


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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 06:55:23 pm »
Dr Schwartz was one of my surgeons last week at St Vincent's. I was originally scheduled for October 3, but I had been told that Dr. Schwartz had "conflicts" beginning in October. Then I heard nurses taking while they were prepping me and I realized that he was moving his practice and that is why I was rescheduled. He is a great doctor and I am sure they will make a great team.


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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 06:46:13 pm »
Hi, I'm a new caretaker. My boyfriend has been recently diagnosed with a medium (2.5cm) AN.

We are considering surgery and were looking at House or USC until we came across this post. This is great news! However, if we want to get the ball rolling and talk to either Dr. Friedman or Dr. Schwartz, how can we go about doing that?

Thank you!


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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 11:35:07 am »
Hi orange37,
It is a dream team!!
You can contact kris Sidwek, patient coordinator at or 262-468-8393
They will start surgery practice at UCSD this earlier November. good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 12:32:50 pm »
Thanks tarheelEH!!

Will keep you guys posted :)


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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 08:47:18 am »
They did my surgery back at House in 2013 as a team, and they definitely are the dream team! They preserved my hearing with Middle Fossa and I didn't have a single facial or balance issue at all! I'm so excited they are back together, now people don't have to choose between them!
Diagnosed Dec 2012: AN right side 1.4 cm with mild hearing loss and tinnitus. Surgery: Middle Fossa at House with Schwartz/Friedman on April 10, 2013. Entire tumor removed, no facial issues, no balance issues, and they preserved my hearing!!


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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 03:35:09 pm »
Several forum users have inquired about how to contact Drs. Rick Friedman and Marc Schwartz at the University of California San Diego.

The fastest way is to contact their patient navigator, Kris Siwek, via email or phone call: or 262-468-8393.  She will walk you through the entire process of a free consultation, with no obligation for treatment.  You have the option of uploading your MRI, which is free (Kris will tell you how to do this.) or mailing a CD of your MRI to their office:

UCSD Head and Neck Surgery
Attn Kris Siwek
9444 Medical Center Drive
ECOB 3rd Floor 016
La Jolla, CA 92037

After they have received your MRI, you will be called by one of the doctors and given their opinion at no charge.

Hope this helps.

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