Testimonial: Lack of Smell Reveals Brain Tumor

Mary D. Cycling after brain surgery at VA Neurosurgeons

My story is a little different from many because it wasn’t pain that brought me to Dr. Chandela, it was my lack of smell.

A little while back I went to my primary care physician because I had a very diminished sense of smell. I was convinced that I had a sinus issue and wasn’t terribly concerned. At the doctor I got a CT scan and then had a follow-up EMT appointment. A little while later, the EMT called me and told me that I definitely needed to schedule an MRI because the radiologist who had looked at my CT scan saw a foreign mass on my brain. After several tests I was diagnosed with a Meningioma tumor that had damaged the nerve-endings in my brain and had caused me to lose my sense of smell. At that point, my insurance company referred me to Dr. Chandela. 

Dr. Chandela was great throughout the entire process. I felt very comfortable with him and I was confident that he was presenting me with the best treatment option for my condition. On top of that, he was always willing to answer the numerous questions that I had. He was approachable, easy to talk to and made me feel very confident that we were doing the right thing. I had such a good experience with Dr. Chandela and would highly recommend him.  

- Mary D