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#MayoClinicNeuroChat on Brain Tumors

Posted by @toffenbacher, Fri, Jan 27 11:36am

Join us Friday, February 3, 9:30 a.m. CT (7:30 a.m. PT / 10:30 a.m. ET) right here on
Connect for a live Q&A with Dr. Bernard Bendok, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Sujay Vora, radiation oncologist, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

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Posted by @lindalb, Sat, Jan 28 12:23pm

I am registered. My questions for the Drs
1). Do you have a interventional Neuro radiologist that has experience doing Meningioma brain tumors embolization as stand alone treatment for tumors that are too dangerous for surgery or radiation. My tumor location is cerebello pontine angel right side extends along the foramen jugulars towards caudal andvparcisl growth in sinusvsigmoideus on right side. My tumor was embolized (95% of feeders) in 2012 at University hospital in Zurich by a interventional Neuro radiologist. Tumor shrunk 20% and no new growth. prof Valavanis has been very successful at this I am watch & wait if tumor starts to grow or new feeders developed I will need tumor embolization again. I now live in Ft Lauderdale permanently so I need to find a Dr in USA with experience at this. Seems not well known here in USA or I just have not found right Drs? Can you help me. Thank you.


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Posted by @colleenyoung, Sat, Jan 28 12:34pm

Thank you for your question Linda. While the doctors won’t be able to speak to the specifics of your case directly, we can ask them your fundamental question:
“Is tumor embolization used as a stand alone treatment for meningiomas? Is this done at Mayo Clinic?”

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Posted by @lindalb, Fri, Feb 3 10:11am

My Question was not answered. I really would like to know if Mayo Clinic does have a Interventional Neuro Radiologist that has experience with brain tumor embolization as a stand alone treatment and if so the name of the Dr and how many procedures of this type he does per year. Can some one answer this question for me? THank You!


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Posted by @colleenyoung, Fri, Feb 3 11:41am

Hi @lindalb,
We are following up with questions that didn’t get answered during the live event and will post the answers here.

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Posted by @lindalb, Sat, Feb 4 10:33pm

When do you think I can expect an answer that my questions? Thank you


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Posted by @colleenyoung, Sun, Feb 5 7:48am

Linda, we’ll post the answers early this week.

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Posted by @colleenyoung, Tue, Feb 14 11:01am

Hi @lindalb, Drs Bendok and Vora spoke to your question about embolization as a standalone treatment at minute 21:00. I paraphrase here:
“Embolization is used as an adjunct tool in a treatment plan. But on rare situations where embolization can be used on its own.”


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Posted by @lindalb, Wed, Feb 15 5:37pm

I had two questions, the second was if you have a interventional neuro radiologist who is experienced doing embolization as a stand alone treatment? Or do you not do this. I do understand that more often embolization is used as a pre treatment for vascular brain tumors before surgery. My question does Mayo have a interventional neuro radiologist with experience doing embolization of tumors that are not options for surgery or radiation? If so how much experience does he/she have with this? Thank You.


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Posted by @colleenyoung, Fri, Mar 17 10:11am

Hi @lindalb,
I would encourage you to call Mayo Clinic http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63 for more specific answers to your questions. We do have physicians in these categories and you can ask about them specifically.

NEURORADIOLOGY – INTERVENTIONAL
Harry J. Cloft, M.D., Ph.D.
David F. Kallmes, M.D.
Guiseppe Lanzino, M.D., (Neurosurgery)

NEUROINTERVENTIONAL SURGERY
Bernard R. Bendok, M.D.
Brian W. Chong, M.D.
Chandan Krishna, M.D.

NEURORADIOLOGY INTERVENTIONAL
Benjamin L. Brown, M.D., (Neurosurgery)
David A. Miller, M.D., (Joint appointment–Radiology)
Rabih G. Tawk, M.D., (Neurosurgery)


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Posted by @pennie, Tue, Jan 31 11:53am

I would like to join


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Posted by @colleenyoung, Tue, Jan 31 12:07pm

Great Pennie,
All you have to do is return to this page Fri. Feb 3 at 9:30 Central Time. (Find the time in your timezone http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/) The video will play at the top of the page.
If you would like to get an email reminder the day before and 1 hour before, sign up here: http://mayocl.in/2jzocXW

Do you have a question you would like to ask the doctors?


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Posted by @colleenyoung, Wed, Feb 1 6:26pm

Hi @07ram @amkaloha @pegorr @lindajean @barbarabx @eleanor1931seminara1931 @carma @dianerock @markelia @cleahy85 @steveninkc @jkenser @cynaburst @kariulrich @upartist @jasonkwellls @parker80138 @user_che69bc66 @heatherdeuel @dawn_giacabazi @rosesareredmylove2016 @dmedina71 @torino1qm @shellsk24

I’d like to invite you to join us Friday, February 3, 9:30 a.m. CT (7:30 a.m. PT / 10:30 a.m. ET) right here on Connect for a live Q&A about brain tumors with Dr. Bernard Bendok, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Sujay Vora, radiation oncologist, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Posted by @rosesareredmylove2016, Wed, Feb 1 8:41pm

Hey Coleen, I got your e mail about the tumor session Friday. Unfortunately I will be working those hours and cannot attend. Any chance I could view a recording later,???

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Posted by @colleenyoung, Wed, Feb 1 8:46pm

Yes, indeed. The session will be recorded and available to view anytime on this page.

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Posted by @cleahy85, Wed, Feb 1 8:54pm

Hi! I would like to know if either doctors have had experience with treating polycystic astrocytomas in adults? I would also like to ask Doctor Vora if he has treated a third ventricle tumor? Would he use proton radiation?

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