Author Topic: Best AN surgeons in the world  (Read 1259 times)

Stronger

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Best AN surgeons in the world
« on: February 27, 2019, 08:38:07 am »
Hi there, I am new to the forum, and need help and advice. I know this forum is largely a forum focused on treatment in the US, but I was wondering does anyone know of highly experienced AN surgeons outside the US?

The reason why I ask is because my insurance only covers treatment locations outside the US and as much as I'd love to get treated by the top top surgeons mentioned in the forums, I can't.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


golfguy49

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 46
Re: Best AN surgeons in the world
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 08:57:36 pm »
Check out Denmark.  I believe they have one of the only nationalized AN centers in the world and I read some good things about it.  That's about all the advice I can recommend - check it out and research a lot.
March 2018: 10 x 5 x 5 mm AN diagnosed April 2018.  Currently evaluating surgery options vs. W/W.  Located in Chicago area.

October 2018: 12 x 5 x 5 mm.  Considering surgery in early 2019.

October 2019: 14 x 5 x 5mm.  Surgery scheduled for early Dec.

g_persefoni

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: Best AN surgeons in the world
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 01:26:14 pm »
Check out INI which is in Hanover, Germany. Dr Samii is the BEST!
3.5cm on the left side. Open surgery on September 2008 at the https://www.ini-hannover.de/en/

AlabamaDonna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • 205-243-1233
Re: Best AN surgeons in the world
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 06:11:23 am »
Hello,
I had heard about Dr. Takanori Fukushima of Duke and will see him on May 1st. I hear he's one of the best in the world and has a 60=70% hearing retention rate. Are you familiar with him?
I wish you the best,
Donna
Diagnosed after sudden hearing loss at age 57
MRI November, 2018 1.7 cm
Steroids restored most hearing; ringing in ear, headaches, tingling on tongue, lips, fatigue, memory loss..
MRI in April, 2019 2.1 cm
Watch & Worry

CHD63

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3227
  • Life is good again!!
Re: Best AN surgeons in the world
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 01:32:34 pm »
Dr. Fukushima did my first AN surgery 11 years ago.  I had heard that he no longer operates, but consults.  Is that correct?

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

AlabamaDonna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • 205-243-1233
Re: Best AN surgeons in the world
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2019, 03:50:06 am »
I have an appointment with Dr. Fukushima on Wednesday. He often sees patients in Japan, Italy, and the U.S. He's certainly retirement age and likely consults while the younger guys do the surgeries. I'll know more after May 1st. I'll give you an update. Best of luck in your search!
Diagnosed after sudden hearing loss at age 57
MRI November, 2018 1.7 cm
Steroids restored most hearing; ringing in ear, headaches, tingling on tongue, lips, fatigue, memory loss..
MRI in April, 2019 2.1 cm
Watch & Worry