I just received news today that Dr. Parsa (Northwestern) the doctor who was treating me and seeing me since I was released from ICU / hospital following my initial bleed died yesterday.
He was only 48 and his passing leaves so many like me "alone" but obviously first and foremost his family, friends and colleagues.
In any event and sadly I feel the need to be selfish in order to still receive great care given my diagnostic is not final (craniotomy? gamma knife? etc...).
I know from my research that Mayo, Hopkins and Cornell Columbia are the top neuro surgery hospitals in the country but would appreciate comments on the following questions:
1. are these hospitals good with AVMs?
2. which hospitals would you recommend?
3. which doctors would you recommend?
I read about Dr Robert Spetzler and Dr Neil Martin but again not sure if their practices are top notch. any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I am scrambling to figure out my next steps...