This may be too late to help you, but it may help someone else contemplating AN surgery.
I used Dr. Robert Battista from the Ear Institute of Chicago (www.chicagoear.com
) for my AN surgery and am highly satisfied.
Dr. Battista has offices in Hinsdale, Evanston, and Elk Grove Village. He does surgeries at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital with Dr. Robert Kazan, an amazing and highly qualified neurosurgeon. He also does Gamma Knife radiation at Alexian Brothers Hospital in EGV along with a Radiation Oncologist by the name of Dr. Patrick Sweeney.
Hope this info helps someone.