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Apr 27, 2018 · #MayoClinicNeuroChat Live from American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Brain Tumor

What are your experiences with patients going through Gamma Knife surgery for Acoustic Neuroma & Meningioma tumors? Does it cause more harm than good, does it last forever or will I still have to have tumors surgically removed?

Apr 27, 2018 · Anyone else diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor? in Brain Tumor

I have an acoustic neuroma and was going to go through that big, bad surgery. I prayed about it and got an answer to prayers. Gamma Knife "surgery" was performed on Nov. 23, 2012 at Midland Medical Center, in Midland, Michigan. It is non-invasive, however, it shoots nuclear rays to the tumor. I also have a Meningioma above my left eye. I lost most of the hearing in my right ear, and have constant ringing and chirping in that ear as well. A hearing aid doesn't help much because of the damage done by gamma rays. I have had 2 MRI with contrast since 2012 and both tumors have not grown, but aren't gone. I still have balance issues, but I blame that on having both knees total replacement and ankle and arch reconstruction in the past 5 year. I also try to live life to the fullest, even with all of the major surgeries I've gone through. I actually don't think about the tumors very often because so far they are benign. Good luck and prayers to anyone going through this issue. But please check out the Gamma Knife procedure.

Dec 21, 2011 · The Undiagnosed in Just Want to Talk

Hi kaz75: what symptoms do you suffer from? Also, why not try for another opinion from the secialist at Mayo?

Dec 21, 2011 · Acoustic Neuroma in Brain & Nervous System

Hi Wendy, I was diagnosed with a 1.7 cm acoustic neuroma and a .8 meningioma on Oct. 20th. After going to Mich. Ear Inst. and learning about the surgical approach I reached out for prayers and help with other options. I learned from a friend she had the gamma knife done on her 1.8 cm in Dec 2004 and has had excellent results. I had the gamma knife procedure on Nov. 23rd. and haven’t noticed any substantial changes yet. I am 59 and felt the gamma knife was my best option. I have 45% hearing loss and didn’t want the invasive surgery because I would have had 100% loss with it. My balance has been affected, but I didn’t realize that was my problem. I thought it was due to severe allergies. I wish you well and will keep in touch with all of you. Ann