An acoustic neuroma is a type of benign ear tumor that grows slowly in the inner ear. As it grows, it begins to press on the surrounding nerves, causing an impact on hearing and balance. Over time, an acoustic neuroma tumor can put pressure on parts of the brain, which will ultimately become life-threatening. At The Barranco Clinic, we will treat your acoustic neuroma to remove it and restore your quality of life.
Recovery After Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
Patients who are treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery may return home within a few hours of the procedure. There may be nausea or headaches for 1-2 days. Once this passes, patients will then be able to return to work and carry on with their usual activities and return to work.
After surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma, patients will be required to stay in the hospital for several days to recover under observation. Two weeks of downtime are usual once patients return home, giving them a chance to recuperate and rest after the surgery. At this point, sutures and staples are removed. You will be able to return to work and continue many of your usual activities over the following weeks. By 4-6 weeks, you should be fully recovered and able to exercise again.