Acoustic Neuroma / Vestibular Schwannoma Group
15 hrs · Raleigh, NC ·
It was one year ago today that we had our first consultation with Dr. Takanori Fukushima here at Duke Raleigh. We felt so fortunate that to have such an expert just a mile from our home. Knowing he had performed my surgery thousands of times, I asked how my AN compared to others, size-wise. I can still remember him saying it was “very very large”, but that he had operated on many that were larger. ( Mine was 4cm). He spent the next hour or so explaining the procedure and risks to us, while emphasizing his great track record of surgeries without complications. At any rate, I left that day with complete confidence and peace that I was in great hands. Believe it or not, I did not look up my procedure online or join any FB AN groups, etc until after my surgery. I had my surgery last October and had a relatively easy recovery with no complications. Dr. Fukushima’s motto is “Just one surgery for cure”.