Hi Neal and welcome to our group -
I'm glad you found us -- I think you will find this forum to be a wonderful source of information, comfort and a great place to rant when you need to. Those of us who have been treated have been where you now are and everyone understands what you are going through. I had my surgery at Mount Sinai in July and hope you don't mind my asking who you are seeing there. Although I didn't have him perform my surgery (I was already quite happy with the doctor who eventually did perform my surgery) I had a consultation with Dr. Eric Smouha(Direcctor of Otolaryngology) whom I found very impressive. My experience at Mount Sinai was very positive from beginnning to end and if you have any questions about doctors or anything else there I'll do my best to answer them. My neurotologist is Dr. Won-Taek Choe, a truly gifted, compassionate and amazingly wonderul physician, my neurosurgeon is Dr. Chun Chen -- another gifted and wonderful surgeon. I had a great outome, which of course, no one can guarantee, but I am sure was due to the skill of my surgeons. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.