Acoustic Neuroma


Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a rare, slow growing non-cancerous tumor that grows on the hearing and balance nerves in the brain. They may be accompanied by hearing loss, tinnitus, and slight imbalance.

Common treatment options at Rhode Island Hospital include a single session radiation treatment such as Gamma Knife or CyberKnife. Occasionally, for larger tumors, surgical removal of the tumor is the best approach and often done with our otolaryngology team.

Our Team

Division Director

Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Executive Vice-Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Surgery Division
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program

Multidisciplinary Team

Brian E. Duff, MD

Conditions We Treat

Acoustic Neuroma

Comprehensive Care Center

Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center


Gamma Knife Radiosurgery System

CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System

LPG Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788