I'm newly diagnosed with a small, but symptom-causing, VS. (Tinnitus, hearing loss, balance issues (slight) and facial muscle twitches/small spasms.)
I also still need the correct MRI, as the first one was ordered with wrong details.
I am scared of surgery (of course), but I have not ruled it out.
It is so hard to judge all the medical details without a medical degree, or even the right information. The first two ENTs I have consulted had opposing opinions, and neither inspired my absolute trust. It is a VS, but that's all they agree on.
I'm north of Boston, but I am looking for who to see who can fairly help me judge between surgical and radiation-based options.
Do people recommend Mass Eye and Ear? (Is that part of MGH? It's so confusing)
Do people recommend U Mass Medical in Worcester?
Do you have an MD expert or radiosurgery facility that you recommend?
Thank you. Sorry to sound... anxious. Is there another way to feel? I'm 63, healthy, but suffering daily from this, and it is not likely, to me, that I want to wait and watch 6 months, having missed the diagnosis for almost 2 years already.