The Center for Acoustic Neuroma

The Center for Acoustic Neuroma was formed by physicians with over 30 years of experience in treating Acoustic Neuroma to provide the most advanced, innovative treatment options for patients. Management of Acoustic Neuroma requires a dedicated team approach utilizing state of the art techniques to most effectively treat the tumor. Multiple specialties including neurosurgery, neurotology, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, neurophthalmology, neuroanesthesiology, and physical neurotherapy, among others, are involved in treatment of this complex tumor. With many years of experience in treating and innovating, the physicians and providers at The Center for Acoustic Neuroma have joined together to provide state of the art diagnosis and treatment options for patients with Acoustic Neuroma.

Why Choose Us

Acoustic Neuroma Specialists

Dedicated to the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma represents 6% to 10% of all primary brain tumors

Acoustic Neuroma, also known as Vestibular Schwannoma, is a slow-growing non malignant tumor of the vestibulocochlear nerve (eighth cranial nerve) that connects the ear to the brain. The vestibulocochlear nerve is responsible for hearing and balance function. Acoustic Neuroma is a fibrous tumor that arises from the Schwann cells that surround these nerves. Schwann cells are cells that normally wrap around and support nerve fibers. Overproduction of these cells produces the Acoustic Neuroma tumors. These tumors are located deep in the skull near centers of the brain that control vital functions. As the tumors grow, they can press against these sensitive structures, affecting neurological function and even becoming life threatening. Acoustic Neuroma represents 6% to 10% of all primary brain tumors with an annual incidence of one out of every 100,000 people and 2,500-3,000 new cases in the United States every year.

Treatment Options

Medical Website Design by Vital Element, Inc. - A Creative Digital Healthcare Agency