Hi everyone, I have finally been scheduled for my surgery with Dr. Michael Brisman in Rockville Centre NY (Long Island, NY).
My Fiesta/Trigeminal series MRI showed my PICA (posterior inferior cerabellur artery) compressing my 9th cranial nerve and the radiologist said the artery is quite "tortuous", meaning kinked and tangled I think.
Anyway, Dr. Brisman is decompressing the 9th and cutting the upper rootlets of the 10th. I think that I want the 9th cut completely instead of just decompression. Just not sure if that is the right thing to do.
Can anyone who has had MVD/Resectioning tell me your experience from the time you got to the hospital all the way up until you started feeling better from the surgery? I just really need to know what to expect. I was told I would be in the Neuro ICU for two days and then a regular room for a day or two. I am 5 hours from where I am having surgery.
Thank you all so much for reading this. Billie