For those of you who want to know, after I had consulted with my doctors in New York Last week, regarding my acoustic neuroma now may be a facial neuroma or something completely different, I had discussed with them second opinions, consults etc. Although they have no connection to the House Clinic, they essentially told me that if I needed surgery and did not want to have it in New York, the "only place" to go was to Brackman and his team at House. I assume that was based upon their experience with patients that went there, the studies emanating from there, and any other knowledge that they have. I am sure there are excellent doctors from other hospitals who would do the same quality surgery, but obviously, this recommendation was a good one.
In terms of radiation, while they do not do CK or GK themselves, but advised me that they would suggest it if I my clinical picture dictated it, they said that the "place" to go was U of Pitt under Lundsferd. For those of you who have research the issue extensively, the U of Pitt Study under Lundsferd is the only long term study (10 years) comparing the results of microsurgery and radiation in terms of treating smaller AN's. They also told me not to both sending my films to Hopkins and Stanford. Now this may be a personal slant and/opinion from Costantino and Sen, so I am no so willing just to accept these blanket statements.
I think my point is that for all of us who have been researching House as a place to do the microsurgery, I don't think anyone could go wrong using them as your surgical team as they do the most, have done it the longest, are the most experienced in treating ANs.