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Treatment Options for Acoustic Neuromas, a Common Brain Tumor


Acoustic neuromas are benign tumors that cause hearing loss, tinnitus, and dizziness. They are one of the most common brain tumors diagnosed in the United States, which translates to about 3,000 new cases each year. Several treatments are available for these tumors, depending on the size of the tumor, symptoms, patient age and overall health.

For more than 20 years, George Wanna, MD, Executive Vice Chair of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of the Division of Otology-Neurotology at the Mount Sinai Health System, has specialized in the surgical management of acoustic neuromas. He has performed approximately 1,000 procedures to treat these unusual tumors and improve the quality of life of his patients. 

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