Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat)
27 years of experience
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Dearborn
Michigan Ear Institute
18181 Oakwood Blvd
Ste 201
Dearborn, MI 48124
248-865-4444
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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of Michigan Medical School (1983)
  • Currently 4 of 4 apples
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Awards  
Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Docs (2010)
Detroit Hour Magazine's Top Docs (2010)
Patients' Choice Award (2012)
Associations
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. LaRouere is affiliated with 11 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
    Otolaryngology
    468 Cadieux Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Beaumont Hospital,Troy
    Otolaryngology
    44201 Dequindre Rd, Troy, MI 48085
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Providence Hospital and Medical Center
    Otolaryngology
    16001 W 9 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers
    Otolaryngology
    1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
    Otolaryngology
    3601 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • St John Detroit Riverview Hospital
    7733 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Providence Park Hospital
    47601 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374
  • Royal Oak
  • Beaumont Affiliation & Years on StaffRoyal Oak
  • Royal Oak (19 Years
  • Oakwood Hospital
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. LaRouere has contributed to 8 publications.
    Title Sac-vein Decompression for Intractable Meniere's Disease: Two-year Treatment Results.
    Date February 1998
    Journal Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery
    Excerpt

    Surgical intervention has been offered to patients with Meniere's disease who have failed medical treatment and have disabling symptoms. Surgical options have included labyrinthectomy (mechanical and chemical), vestibular neurectomy, and endolymphatic sac surgery with or without shunting. We present a modification of endolymphatic sac decompression surgery that includes wide decompression of the sigmoid sinus, posterior cranial fossa dura, and endolymphatic sac (sac-vein decompression). Thirty-five patients underwent 37 primary procedures with 2 years of follow-up. Patients were evaluated according to the 1985 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery criteria for assessing Meniere's disease. Vestibular symptom severity was resolved or mild in 92% and disability severity was none or mild in 95% of patients at 2 years after surgery. Vertigo control was complete or substantial in 85% and 100% of patients at 1 and 2 years after surgery. Audiologic data showed stable or improved hearing in 86% and 85% of patients at 1 and 2 years after surgery. In summary, wide decompression of the sigmoid sinus, posterior cranial fossa dura, and endolymphatic sac offers improved control of vertigo and hearing stabilization for intractable Meniere's disease compared with simple endolymphatic sac decompression or shunt surgery.

    Title Relief of Sensorineural Hearing Loss Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis by Endolymphatic Sac Decompression.
    Date November 1997
    Journal The Journal of Otolaryngology
    Title Jugular Foramen Schwannomas: Diagnosis and Suggestions for Surgical Management.
    Date
    Journal Skull Base Surgery
    Excerpt

    Schwannomas arising in the parapharyngeal space are rare lesions; however, those originating in the jugular foramen are even less common. Two cases, each with marked intra- and extracranial extensions, are discussed. Clinical presentation and preoperative evaluation emphasizing computerized tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging will be presented. An aggressive two-stage surgical approach consisting of a retrosigmoid craniectomy combined with infratemporal removal is advocated for those lesions arising within the jugular foramen.

    Title Intraoperative Cranial Nerve Monitoring During Posterior Skull Base Surgery.
    Date
    Journal Skull Base Surgery
    Excerpt

    Intraoperative monitoring of neurophysiologic function is rapidly evolving as an important adjunct during skull base surgery to reduce the incidence of neurologic deficit. Facial nerve monitoring is an excellent model, since electrical and mechanical evoked potentials can be directly presented to the surgeon in real-time through an acoustic loudspeaker display. The lower cranial nerves may also be monitored using similar electromyographic techniques. Auditory system monitoring is more difficult due to the low amplitude response that requires averaging and filtering to extract the evoked potential. In conjunction with auditory monitoring, improved hearing preservation may be further enhanced by concomitant facial nerve monitoring, since the surgeon is alerted to traumatic manipulations that may affect both facial and cochlear nerves. Techniques and interpretative issues are presented to maximize the efficacy and safety of cranial nerve monitoring.

    Title Selective Embolization of Glomus Jugulare Tumors.
    Date
    Journal Skull Base Surgery
    Excerpt

    Four patients with grade C or D(1) glomus jugulare tumors who underwent preoperative highly selective embolization followed by infratemporal fossa removal of their tumors were compared to three patients undergoing surgery alone with respect to intraoperative blood loss, operative time, cranial nerve palsy, length of hospitalization, and perioperative complications. Embolized patients demonstrated a marked reduction in blood loss (650 vs 1375 cc) compared with the nonembolized group. Operative time was shortened (by 51 minutes). Facial nerve function did not appear related to embolization but was directly related to intraoperative nerve manipulation. Hospital stay, perioperative complications, and lower cranial nerve palsies were not related to embolization.

    Title Carcinoma Metastatic to Both Cerebellopontine Angles Masquerading As Acoustic Neuromas.
    Date
    Journal Skull Base Surgery
    Excerpt

    Metastases to the cerebellopontine angles (CPAs) are rare. Typically, the clinical course is one of rapid onset and progression of crarial nerve deficits. The clinical presentation and course of carcinoma metastatic to the CPAs are reviewed. We report a case of bilateral CPA metastases with a radiographic appearance similar to neurofibromatosis type 2 presenting with rapidly progressive bilateral hearing loss followed by unilateral facial nerve palsy.

    Title Tumors and Pseudotumors of the Endolymphatic Sac.
    Date
    Journal Skull Base : Official Journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et Al.]
    Excerpt

    This article reports on the presentation, diagnosis, management, and treatment outcomes of lesions of the endolymphatic sac in patients treated at a tertiary neurotology referral center. It summarizes survival results in the largest series groups and presents a new diagnostic entity of pseudotumor of the endolymphatic sac. The study includes retrospective review of all patients diagnosed with lesions of the endolymphatic sac within our practice between 1994 and 2005 as well as review of the literature. The primary outcome measure was survival, and the secondary outcome measure was disease-free survival following definitive resection. Postoperative complications were assessed. Survival characteristics of the largest reported case series groups were reviewed. Five cases of endolymphatic sac lesions were identified. Of these, three were true endolymphatic sac tumors and two were inflammatory pseudotumors of the endolymphatic sac. All three of the endolymphatic sac tumors patients survived (100%), and two of the three had disease-free survival (67%). Two of three patients maintained persistent facial paresis postoperatively. Both patients with benign pseudotumors survived (100%). Our study concluded that endolymphatic sac tumors are rare neoplasms of the temporal bone that, although locally aggressive and invasive, have excellent prognosis for survival with complete resection. We report a new entity of pseudotumor of the endolymphatic sac that mimics true sac tumors in every respect on presentation but which is non-neoplastic in origin.

    Title Endoscopic Vascular Decompression.
    Date
    Journal Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
    Excerpt

    OBJECTIVE: This article describes the technique and reports the results of endoscopic vascular decompression (EVD) in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TGN), hemifacial spasm (HFS), and cochleovestibular nerve compressive syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study evaluates the outcome and length of stay (LOS) of 20 patients who underwent EVD for vascular compressive disorders from 2005 to 2007. It also evaluates LOS in 41 patients who underwent traditional microvascular decompression (MVD) by the same surgeons from 1999 to 2004. RESULTS: Eighty-six percent (12 of 14) patients had resolution of their TGN, and 80% (4 of 5) had resolution of their HFS. There were no major complications. The EVD patients had an average LOS of 2.36 days as compared with 4.36 days for the MVD patient group (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Endoscopic vascular decompression for patients with vascular compressive syndromes such as TGN and HFS is a safe and equally effective procedure when compared with the traditional and widely successful MVD surgery, with the added benefit of less morbidity and shorter hospital stays.


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