Hi voyager .....
Drs. Friedman and Schwartz did my surgery in 2011, when they were both still at House Ear Clinic in LA. They are both fabulous, caring surgeons who not only are tops in the AN field, but are two of the most caring physicians I have ever encountered.
I was walking around downtown LA nine days post-op. However, to be fair, it was my second AN surgery so most of my balance recovery had occurred prior to that surgery. I flew home to the East Coast on day 13 with no issues, other than fatigue from the flight delays we experienced.
Best wishes. Clarice