Meeting Archive:
Hearing Preservation Using the Middle Fossa Approach to Treat Acoustic Neuroma

Meeting Description:
Hearing preservation is an important goal for patients with an acoustic neuroma, although it is not always possible. During this webinar, we will discuss the use of the Middle Fossa approach as it relates to hearing preservation and recovery.  We’ll cover when it is the most appropriate treatment choice and what options it offers the patient.  While all treatment options carry a risk of hearing loss, this approach affords the highest chance of hearing preservation in appropriate cases.
Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Time: 03:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Acoustic Neuroma Association
 Presenter Information
Ravi N. Samy, MD, FACS
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Dr. Ravi Samy has been an Otolaryngologist at the UC Neuroscience Institute and Director of the Skull Base Surgery Fellowship at the UC College of Medicine since 2005. He is also an Assoc. Professor of Otolaryngology at the college.


After graduating from Duke, Dr. Samy attended the School of Medicine there until his graduation in 1995. He completed his residency at Stanford Univ. School of Medicine and then spent two years at the U of Iowa as a Neurotology fellow before moving back to Texas to be an Asst. Professor at the UT-SW Medical Center in Dallas.


Dr. Samy came to Cincinnati to become part of the Dept. of Otolaryngology at UCMC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Med. Ctr. (CCHMC).  During his time at UCMC he created an ACGME accredited, 2-year Neurotology fellowship, one of about 15 in the country.  His research interests include cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation as well as AN, NF2, facial nerve tumors and other diseases and disorders of the lateral skull base. 

Mario Zuccarello, MD
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Mario Zuccarello, MD, serves as the co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute.  He is the chairman and Frank H. Mayfield Professor of the Dept. of Neurosurgery at the UC College of Medicine.  Dr. Zuccarello has been a neurosurgeon for the UC Neuroscience Institute since 1998 and has been the Dir. for the Div. of Clinical Trials at UC and a member of the UC Stroke Team for over 20 years.  


Dr. Zuccarello was the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati for 19 years and was the Dir. for the Div. of Cerebrovascular Surgery at the University of Cincinnati from 2000-2010.  Prior to his career in Cincinnati, Dr. Zuccarello served as an instructor of Neurosurgery at the University of Padova, and the Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery Svs at the Military Hospital in Padova, Italy.   


Throughout his extensive medical career Dr. Zuccarello has been honored as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and as a NATO Fellow.