Hi...I'm in Littleton. I had Gamma Knife at Swedish three years ago with Dr. Muckle's partner. There is an AN support group meeting in Denver about every 3 months or so, which you might find helpful. Also, there is an AN Facebook support group -- it's quite an active group and will be able to help you with this question. Many in the group refer to an AN expert in California, a Dr. Friedman, who only does AN surgeries, so he's done hundreds & hundreds - he does free consults over the phone. The thing to beware of in the FB group is that there are people who hang around & comment because they've had struggles following their surgery (in my opinion). Of course, there are a lot who had good outcomes, but I believe they don't comment as much. Overall, the tone is positive. I find a lot of understanding for being almost deaf in one ear & also having facial paralysis after GK (there's a rare chance of facial paralysis after GK, about 1-2% I think).