Hello all. Recently diagnosed with 2cm mass and glad to find this group. I am working with the surgical team at the University of Minnesota (from what I've heard, best in the state second only to Mayo Clinic) and I feel comfortable with both of them My question....in reading the site, it recommends getting a second opinion.
My problem, they would not give me their opinion during our first meeting. Rather, given the size of the tumor, they gave me all the options, pros/cons of each and asked me to weigh which outcome I'd feel best with (i.e. hearing preservation, balance, facial nerve implications). Directionally, I'm inclined to choose the surgical option Translabyrithine, due to the least likelihood of facial nerve damage.
We are meeting with them again tomorrow -- is it weird they didn't have a recommendation up front? Since I have a preference, is it fair to push them for their "recommendation" now? And, if I want another opinion, where would I get that, given I know all the options and know the mass exists?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts....Cate