Support Group

Acoustic Neuroma Support Group

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the U.S.

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal, and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge, and are a great resource for patient education and resources available to acoustic neuroma patients and families. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Past Talks

Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion
Tim Ung, MD and Vash Sekar, MD
Moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video coming soon.

The Importance of the Facial Nerve in the Symptoms and the Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video

History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video

Watchful Waiting: When is it Reasonable and What are The Advantages and Disadvantages?
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video

Acoustic Neuroma Panel Discussion
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Ahmad Maleeham MD, and Antonio Meola, MD
Video

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford
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Event Details

Wednesday, August 03, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Support Group

FREE