I wanted to share the extremely positive experience I had with Dr. Slattery and Dr. Lekovic from the House Clinic in Los Angeles. They used the retrosigmoid approach to remove my 6.5cm x 5.5cm x 3.5cm tumor (that's not a typo) and I really could not have expected a better outcome!! They successfully removed the entire tumor and I am essentially back to normal now at less than 4 months! Even after one month, I was able to jog short distances and didn't have any pain. On the 9th day after my surgery, I did begin to experience facial weakness but that gradually healed after 1 month, and more so by the 2nd month. Now I only have very slight weakness in my upper lip but its only noticeable by me and is still improving little by little. If I really wanted to be picky about my experience, I didn't like one of the nurses I had during my recovery at the Good Samaritan Hospital, but all the other nurses were good.
I highly recommend Dr. Slattery and Dr. Lekovic for anyone needing an AN surgery!