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Dr. Robert Singer

Neurosurgery
East Hampton, NH
30 years experience male

Locations

Fireplace LLC

East Hampton

Address

12 Gay Road, Unit 796, East Hampton
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Robert Singer

East Hampton

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Not likely: Avm's are congenital lesions that, when resected, should not recur.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Cervical stenosis can certainly cause numbness and weakness. It is important to have your images reviewed to establish if treatment is necessary. What... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Patience: There is no fast pathway to recovery. Vigilant followup and cognitive assessment are important.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Strokes are classified into a variety of subtypes. Recovery is often linked to the type of stroke that occurred. Regardless, patience and aggressive t... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Imaging: There are a variety of non invasive imaging modalities that can be used to identify carotid artery disease. These include ultrasound, MRI and ct techn... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: A thorough review of your medical history and any available imaging would be essential in determining the best treatment option. Neuropathy can occur ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: The mechanism of injury, size and location determine any consequences of a subdural hematoma. Neurosurgical consultation is strongly recommended.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Neurosurgeon : Of course it depends on where the avm is located... For those involving the brain and spinal cord a neurosurgical evaluation is usually recommended.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Stroke is classified into many different subtypes. Some have a much higher mortality rate than others. As an example, patients with a ruptured aneurys... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Low in most cases...: Unless you have a known history of peripheral vascular disease or one of the many other causes of aneurysms (polycystic kidney disease or other connec... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Maybe: It's very important that you have a comprehensive evaluation including vascular imaging , heart monitoring and laboratory assessment. While your risk ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Morbidity and mortality rates are different in adults and children. The key is to establish the diagnosis as soon as possible as surgical treatment is... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: A thorough evaluation is essential in properly diagnosing tumors of the pituitary gland. Consultation with a neurosurgeon and endocrinologist is usual... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Certainly it makes the most sense to maximize conservative therapy unless you have a neurologic deficit (weakness, decreased sensation..) or pain that... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: At that size another option is to simply observe the tumor. When considering any intervention it's important to understand the overall experience of t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Yes: If for no other reason than dehydration it would be important to be seen and treated.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Briefly..: "hemi" implies an arm and leg on the same side "quad" refers to both upper and lower extremities "para" implies both arms or both legs "plegia" s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends..: There are many types of stroke. It is certainly important to have a comprehensive medical evaluation to identify risk factors and treat when appropria... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Congenital: An avm is a congenital malformation of brain and possibly spinal blood vessels. They predispose those that have them to neurologic symptoms and, poten... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: You should see your physician in order to have an appropriate risk assessment performed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Blood flow: A stroke is an alteration of blood flow to the brain resulting in a loss of tissue and possible loss of function. It can be categorized in many ways b... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Many: There are a wide range of treatment options available including medicine, therapy and surgical intervention. Appropriate diagnosis of the underlying c... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: The cause of the neuropathy must first be identified. Neurological consultation can help to define a cause and frame proper treatment. The type of neu... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Many...: As with any surgical procedure, general risks include bleeding and infection. Other complications include compensatory sweating, poor thermoregulation... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends...: It certainly can occur but depends on the number and severity of events. Neuropsychological testing is strongly encouraged in the setting of traumatic... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Interesting..: But i know of no evidence to suggest nst's are predictive of stroke risk. Certainly there is an increased risk of stroke in those with cardiovascular ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends..: There are many types of brain procedures with varying recovery times. Wound healing is usually within 10-14 days but overall recover can vary dependin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Yes: Strokes can be classified as hemorrhagic or ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in and amongst the environs of the brain. Ische... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Periodontal disease, a treatable condition, is an independent risk factor for cerebral ischemia in men and younger subjects.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Yes: Neurovascular and pediatric neurosurgeons are often involved in the surgical care of patients with moyamoya.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Consult with your surgeon to make sure your operative site is healing properly.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Rare: Without question, this complication can occur but is exceedingly rare. It's important to have such studies at a center with extensive experience in ul... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Tarsal tunnel should be treated with conservative measures first including rest, anti-inflammatory drugs or even steroid medications. When this is uns... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Brief: Patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy typically spend 2-3 days in the hospital. Wound healing usually takes place over 2 weeks. Consult your surg... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: There are a variety of types of aneurysms. Generally they are a weakened or abnormal portion of a brain blood vessel. Usually an artery which carries ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: Treatment and followup are dependent on the time frame of the stroke and individual patient need.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends: A neurosurgeon should be consulted for the evaluation and counseling for brain tumors including meningiomas.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Risk is increased: Certainly your BP should be managed aggressively and patients are strongly encouraged to stop smoking as this clearly increases the risk of rupture.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Singer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Singer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
this certainly helps! i have an appointment with my neurosurgeon coming up, and this info helps me gather my list of questions. thanks again!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I really appreciate you for being there in this format.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I can stop fretting now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

available upon request
Top Doctor, First Place, Lebanon Region, NH - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Lebanon Region, NH - Summer
2013
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