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Bomberman

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Surgery after regrowth
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:44:51 am »
Hello, can anyone point me to doctors who have had done the most regrowth surgeries? My surgeon that I am meeting up with has done 502 AN surgeries and only 2 dozen are regrowths. I want to know the efficacy of regrowth surgeries if doctors have that info.

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CHD63

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Re: Surgery after regrowth
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 01:40:18 pm »
Hi Bomberman .....

I do not know any statistics on doctors who have done the most regrowth surgeries.  However, I went to Drs. Friedman/Schwartz (now both at UCSD) for my regrowth surgery with great results.  The two of them have done hundreds, probably thousands by now, of AN surgeries, but I have no idea how many of them were regrowth situations.  It would be easy to contact them or their patient navigator, Kris, to determine their stats.

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

Bomberman

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Re: Surgery after regrowth
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 01:29:05 am »
Thank you Clarice, I did speak to Kris before, I just shot her an email with the same question.

Godwin