Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) Treatment in Tampa Bay

Acoustic neuromas, also known as vestibular schwannomas, are noncancerous tumors that grow in the ear.

Acoustic neuromas are typically slow-growing tumors that can cause compression on the nerves around the ear and affect hearing, balance, facial sensation, eye movement and swallowing. Both men and women are affected by acoustic neuromas, typically in their 40s or 50s.

Left untreated, acoustic neuromas can cause a buildup of fluid on the brain and compress the cerebellum or brain stem, which can be life threatening. This is rare, and most acoustic neuromas can be diagnosed and treated effectively.

If you are diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, there are a number of treatment options available, including stereotactic radiosurgery, which delivers precisely targeted radiation to the tumor while avoiding the surrounding healthy tissue.

Contact Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology today for more information about acoustic neuroma, our acoustic neuroma specialists, and acoustic neuroma treatment options. Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology has multiple Florida facilities located in the Tampa Bay area.