Recommendations for a surgeon

I am from the Isle of Man and from a traveling point of view its easier for me to do a day return to UK locations such as Liverpool, Manchester & London BUT i want a top consultant for treatment of my AN, i intend to use my work health insurance to go private, can anyone make recommendations from their experience please for me to consider ?

Many Thanks

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  • Are you sure surgery is the right choice ? There may be alternative options too - what size is it ?

    Flying to Birmingham is also possible from IoM so you could consider mr Richard Irving, primarily based at the QE but also has private practice too have a read of his cv

    birminghamearclinic.com/pdg...

    Although i had cyberknife radiotherapy he is my lead consultant and a great surgeon

  • @DB1965 - Sorry, but as I've said on your other thread, I was treated privately in Birmingham, so I've no experience of surgeons in the locations you mention. Other on here may well offer their thoughts though. I'd recommend joining BANA (http://www.bana-uk.com, as they have a small but active forum and also a wealth of information available. Jackie at the BANA office is particularly approachable and helpful.

  • I can only comment on Birmingham, which is a centre for AN Treatment (the QE has many facilities due to it's military connections) Andrew Kay Neurosurgeon and Richard Irving ENT Surgeon have been fantastic. I also understand that Mr Walsh is very good, from a friend at BANA. I would also recommend joining BANA as their knowledge and experience is always up to date and first hand. Good luck.

  • I was treated by Mr Radatz at the Sheffield Thornbury BMI hospital. I had Gamma Knife for a 24mm A.N.

    bmihealthcare.co.uk/consult...

    I was very happy with the treatment there. I believe it was about £18,000 for the treatment.

  • I have just had my AN removed by surgery at Leeds LGI, surgeon Mr Deniz and his team, including a specialist nurse Laura, were all lovely. My op was on 3rd April and I suffered no facial paralysis (which is a common worry with surgery I understand) My AN was 25x17mm and resting up against my facial nerve. I have no headaches, still a bit wobbly but Im told that will hopefully improve. My tongue is a little numb on one side and of course I have no hearing left on the effected side but other than that, after only 5 weeks, apart from tiring a little easier than I used to, I feel fine! Good Luck with everything.

  • Hi GrandmaAnn, I am interested in your experiences as I have just been diagnosed with an and am from Leeds and waiting for an appointment with Mr Kelly and co. I first noticed some hearing loss 14 years ago and have had private hearing aids for both ears for some time. It was when I asked my GP about NHS hearing aids that he sent me for the MRI scan. I do not know the size of my an or treatment options as I have not seen the consultant yet. I am 64 years of age and apart from tinnitus and severe deafness in the affected ear do not have any other symptoms. I hope you have made a good recovery from your op now and would be very interested to have an update from you.

  • Hi,I was treated at Salford royal in Manchester.I had the surgery resulting in total removal of the tumour :)the team there are fantastic and explain vividly what to expect after surgery(I prefer this) and answer any questions or fears one has.

    My surgery was a success, total removal of tumour,no facial paralysis, initial balance issues but with exercise this was sorted and was back to work in 6 weeks.

    Wish you the very best.

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