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notaclone13

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Radiosurgery Consults
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:04:15 am »
Do any of you know if any of the radio surgeons that specialize in ANs give free consults? Many people send their MRIs to House for free consult, but their specialty is surgery. I don’t want to go that route. I have not seen any recent posts that indicate Chang, Lundsford or Sheehan give free consults, so thought I’d check with the community.  Thanks

robinb

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Re: Radiosurgery Consults
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 05:16:21 pm »
When I was diagnosed 6 years ago, both Lunsford and Chang did free consults ( not in person, send your MRI to them)
AN Diagnosed 11-2012 right side
13mm x 7.2 mm
Gamma Knife 1/24/13
UPMC w/Dr. Lunsford
Officially a postie toastie!
See my treatment journal at: http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18291.0

notaclone13

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Re: Radiosurgery Consults
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 06:02:05 pm »
Thanks Robin,
How did you contact them? Did you call their office?

Blw

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Re: Radiosurgery Consults
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 03:26:56 pm »
If you send MRI, they will tell you whether or not you are a candidate for radiation. There can be many reasons why you would be excluded. But most of those guys are good  and they'll answer promptly and thoroughly. I consulted with Chang, Lunsford, and Sheehan, visited all except Lunsford.

rupert

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Re: Radiosurgery Consults
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 07:54:21 pm »
If you're interested in Dr. Lundsford at UPMC you can call 412-647-3685 and get requested information.  That's the latest number I know of.

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Re: Radiosurgery Consults
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 07:22:42 am »
Dr Lunsford and Dr. Jason Sheehan at UVA both give consults.  Literally I found their emails on the web and just emailed them and they put me in contact with who I need to send info to.  I chose to go to Dr. Sheehan (who trained under Lunsford) and will be getting GK on my 14 mm AN in 2 weeks on Nov 2. 

They are both easy to find with contact info on the web and just either email or call their office and they can tell you exactly what to do!   

I had great responses to both!

Good luck!   


 
12mm R ear diagnosed Feb 2018
14mm at 6 mo mri Aug 2018
tinnitus, high pitch hearing loss, balance issues
GK treatment sched for UVA Dr Sheehan Nov 2
Columbia, South Carolina

notaclone13

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Re: Radiosurgery Consults
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 07:52:38 am »
Thanks to all for the information regarding consults. Kestes, I hope all goes well with your treatment and that you have the best possible outcome.

 


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