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We are world leaders in the treatment of acoustic neuroma offering the latest advancements in technology with a patient-centered approach essential to our delivery of care.

Acoustic Neuroma Treatment at Keck Medicine of USC Helps Commercial Pilot Get Back In The Air

Commercial airline pilot Luke Bagato discovered that the hearing problems and discomfort he was experiencing in his ear were the result of an acoustic neuroma. After extensively researching the best treatment options across the country, he came from the midwest to Keck Medicine of USC to receive care from Drs. Giannotta and Friedman of the ...   Read More »

What is an acoustic neuroma?

Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD, director of the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question: What is an acoustic neuroma?

What are the symptoms?

John K. Niparko, MD, from the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question: What are the symptoms?

Who is at risk?

Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD, director of the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question: What are the risk factors?

Does it affect people of all ages?

John K. Niparko, MD, from the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question: Does it affect people of all ages?

Is it hereditary?

Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD, director of the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question: Is it hereditary?

Is it cancer or brain tumor?

John K. Niparko, MD, from the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question: Is it cancer or brain tumor?

Does it spread?

John K. Niparko, MD, from the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the questions Does it spread? If so, how fast?

Is there a cure?

John K. Niparko, MD, from the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, answers the question: Is there a cure?