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801 W. 38th Street, Austin, TX | Directions 7870530.304132 -97.741920
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Best. Neurosurgeon. Ever. – To make a very long story short, Dr. Tumu treated me for a cavernous angioma located in the left cerebellum back in July 2009. I had a few weeks to prepare for the operation and while brain surgery is no minor procedure, I was at ease the entire time. The reason? Dr. Tumu. He made me feel very confident going into surgery; he answered all of my questions (believe me, I had several), explained the nuts and bolts of the procedure as well as the risks, and assured me I would have a positve outcome. Most doctors are reluctant to say this but Dr. Tumu is no ordinary doctor. Not only is he understanding, patient, and comforting, he is also a genius! No, really, he is. It's fairly obvious after speaking to him for even a minute that he knows what he's doing. And his staff is pretty sensational too.
My operation lasted around five hours. I spent a day and a half in the ICU and was then moved to my room at Brackenridge. I had excellent care during my 4 days in hospital and my recovery was rather quick and easy. I returned to work three weeks later and resumed my globetrotting ways a couple of months after that.
I owe my life to Dr. Tumu's mad skills and my entire family is extremely grateful to him for "fixing" me. (My parents still light candles in his honor. Really.)
Oh, and his new office is really nice! I almost wish I still had a neurological problem so I could stop by. Alas, I don't, and it's all thanks to Dr. Tumu!
Excellent neurosurgeon – Dr. Tumu recently operated on my brother, Terry Blevins, to remove a meningioma. The surgery was extremely difficult because of the location of the tumor, but Dr. Tumu removed the meningioma without complications. Our family is very grateful to Dr, Tumu for his excellent care and surgical skill which restored my brother to good health and a rapid recovery without any residual effects.
Sondra Blevins Goldstein
Wonderful World Class Surgeon – In late 2009 I began experiencing some temporary loss of left leg function. My family physician ordered a brain MRI. After the MRI became available, he called to let me know that the MRI revealed a tumor, 30mm in size, located in the part of the brain known as the cerebellum (responsible for movement/coordination). He arranged for me to see a neurologist. Based on some complications associated with the tumor (the tumor was wrapped around an artery and was wedged between the cerebellum and the part of the brain that processes vision) my neurologist made an appointment for me to see Hari Tumu, MD. , Austin Brain and Spine. When my wife and I met with Dr. Tumu we were impressed that he took the time to explain the tumor and possible complications associated with surgery. He recommended surgery because of the size and location of the tumor but said he would fully support us getting a second opinion. My PPO health insurance plan would allow me to go anywhere in the US for this operation. However, based on a review of Dr. Tumu’s experience with this type of operation, I felt that he was the best surgeon for this surgery.
On January 18th, 2010 I entered Seaton Medical Center Austin for this surgery. Dr. Tumu was the lead surgeon for this operation. The surgery lasted a total of about 5 hours. I was in ICU for 1 day and then transferred to a regular room. On the second day after the operation I was able to get out of bed and walk. After four days I was released from the hospital and able to go home. Over the last five weeks I have nearly recovered from the surgery. I believe that the speed of my recovery is largely due to Dr. Tumu’s skill with this type of surgery. Based on my own experience, Dr. Tumu truly understands and utilizes minimal invasive techniques. We are indeed blessed to have a world class surgeon, such as Dr. Tumu, at Austin Spin and Brain, Austin, TX.
Dr. Tumu operates at University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Medical Center Austin (West 38th Street). I elected to have my surgery at the Seton Medical Center Austin and was very pleased with the care I received in ICU and the regular room. The staff at Seton Medical Center Austin is well trained and makes a real effort to quickly address a patient’s needs.
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