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Newly Diagnosed - A bit unsure
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:51:55 pm »
I am 46 and have been diagnosed with a 9mm x 4 mm AN. Symptoms were tinnitus and ear fullness on right side. I have had two consults and both suggested watch and wait at this point with a repeat MRI in 6 months. I am not a good "watch and wait" personality but trust the doctors expertise. I am in the Chicagoland area so looking for any suggestions on doctors or their experiences with doctors.  I have seem Dr Battista in Hinsdale and Dr. Micco at Northwestern .  Anyone have any experiences with them?   Also if anyone in the area is in a similar situation I would love to touch base.
Diagnosed 12/17 9mm x 4mm
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Re: Newly Diagnosed - A bit unsure
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 07:11:37 pm »

I can definitely relate to the anxiety around first getting this AN news.

Our cases appear to be pretty different so I don’t have too much specific advice. However I am also from the Chicago area and work with a really fantastic neurologist/neurosurgeon.

If you are near Park Ridge, IL, you could contact Dr. George Bovis operating out of the Brain & Spine clinic.  He is very good and with 20 plus years of experience will help educate you on options.  You might consider a consultation with him.

Certainly you will want multiple opinions before you decide on a course of action.

Good luck and feel free to PM with questions!

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