Dr. Seth Zeidman

Neurosurgery
Rochester, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Rochester Brain & Spine

Rochester, NY

Address

2701 Culver Road, Rochester, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(585) 334-5581

Insurances accepted

Aetna

AFLAC

New York Life Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Affinity Health Plan

Office

Rochester, NY

About

Bio

Neurosurgeon specializing in Treating Problems with the Neck and Back

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

Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

295 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Very Common: Pregnancy can cause profound exacerbation of migraine symptoms.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Variable: The kidneys control salt in the blood. If there is too much, the kidneys pass it into urine. But when salt intake levels are high, the kidneys cannot... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
How: The results should be available from the radiologist who reads the study. Interpreting the results make take the assistance of a clinician.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
May be Difficult: Mri with contrast and ct scans can show residual tumor but it is often difficult to differentiate from normal post-operative changes. Repeat studies ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Combination: Gross total resection of the tumor plus chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy gives the best chance of survival.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Multiple Choices: Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best choice for people who cannot tolerate aspirin.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Not Typically: The instrumentation is an internal splint to allow fusion to occur in a controlled fashion. Instrumentation without fusion will lead to either loosen... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Two components: Most people are back to most activities within 6 to 12 weeks. Full recovery can take up to a year or more.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
May Increase: If mitral stenosis is severe, pressure increases in the blood vessels of the lungs, resulting in heart failure with fluid accumulation in the lungs an... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
It CAn: Deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, can affect you when you remain seated for long periods of time, such as when you travel. Dvt is caused by a blood clot t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Often Connected: A thrombus is a solid mass of platelets and/or fibrin (and other components of blood) that forms locally in a vessel.An embolus is most often a piece ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Weeks: The effects of smoking marijuana fade quickly, but the drug, known affectionately as "weed, " can be detected in the body for weeks and sometimes long... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Two Components: Neurologic relief and mechanical manipulation both contribute to the benefti associated with chiropractic manipulation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Allergy /Irritation: The eye is commonly involved in allergic reactions. The conjunctiva is the part of the eye most frequently affected.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
May have arthritis: In the center of aged human rib cartilage, a yellowing degenerative zone is seen, while in a circular peripheral region the tissue remains unchanged.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Needs Evaluation: You may want to consider taking vitamin d3, calcium and possibly adding Forteo to try to get fusion to occur without further surgery. Anterior interb... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
It can: Meditation can certainly help lower blood pressure for some people. It doesn;t work for everyone.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: Breakthrough bleeding, spotting, change in menstrual flow, and amenorrhea can all occur.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Lifestyle Changes: First - get evaluated by a cardiologist. If you smoke - stop. Limit alcohol, limit caffeine, limit use of stimulants. If none of these work you may... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Can be: Déjà vu has been firmly associated with temporal-lobe epilepsy. Reportedly, déjà vu can occur just prior to a temporal-lobe seizure. People suffering ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Many Things: Ct scans of the neck can show problems with the spine, the spinal cord, the esophagus, the thyroid, the trachea, and anything else that naturally occu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
To show the cause: Aa ct scan of the neck can show problems with the discs, the nerve, the spine, the spinal cord and how these interact to produce pain.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Several: Some of the more common include confusion, headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and loss of memory.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Very: Migraines are very common during pregnancy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Polio: Infantile paralysis is an old term for poliomyelitis, an acute and often devastating viral disease.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Many Causes: Headaches can come from a variety of conditions. Migraines are usually associated with four stages — prodrome, aura, attack and postdrome though th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Multiple: Tests that may be done include: blood culture ct scan of the head sputum culture and stain lung biopsy bronchoscopy sp... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Variable: This can be a quite painful procedure. Even in experienced hands you can expect some significant initial pain. It partly depends on how much dissect... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Multiple: Can have an allergic reaction, shortness of breath, wheezing, varying heart rate(slowing and speeding up), dizziness, nausea, flushing and sweating.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: Mood swings, depression and agitation are all common with tysabri (natalizumab).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
It can contribute: Poor posture can contribute to both low back and neck pain. This can in turn lead to severe musculoskeletal pain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, swelling, hives, difficulty breathing, light sensitivity, blood disorders, difficulty swallowing, headache, vag... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Possibly: Herbal treatments may help you treat or avoid deep vein thrombosis, but you should discuss all treatment strategies for this condition with your docto... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
15 to 16: A cube of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar cube contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Smokers/Radiation: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (mean... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Difficult to answer: Erb's palsy (erb-duchenne palsy) is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm's main nerves, specifically the upper trunk ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
A complex disease: Temporal arteritis is inflammation and damage to blood vessels that supply the head area, particularly the large or medium arteries that branch from t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Unknown: It may fade with time but it could also get worse. It all depends on the underlying cause and what is exacerbating the condition.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
No: I do not believe that viral meningitis causes the pain receptors to weaken.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
No: Most people with herpes do not develop encephalitis - it can occur but is rare.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Multiple: Excessive sweating fever general ill feeling jaw pain that comes and goes loss of appetite muscle aches pain and stiffn... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Chronic: The group includes: ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis (formerly reiter's syndrome), psoriatic arthritis, juvenile spa, enteropathic arthritis... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: This is often done when you have trouble breathing but can still give some breaths. It can help you survive long enough for the healing to occur and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Treat Yes: Specific therapy for cvt involves anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy existing data support the use of systemic anticoagulation as an initial the... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Variable: Often seen in setting of previous trauma or ongoing injury (example paratroopers) can also be congenital.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: It provides both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. It helps pinpoint the location of the pain and also provides some relief.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Avoid Trauma Smoking: Avoid traumatic injury to discs as well a repetitive injury. Avoid or quit smoking. Use good nutrition with plenty of vitamin a, c< and e. Hope for... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Depends: You can get a fracture if the fusion does not take or if there is a problem with the instrumentation. The non-union should be addressed and taken car... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Carefully: You need to do lifts that do not increase the strain on your back. The bench press or arm curls are good choices. It would be bette to do more core ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Need to be checked: Infection is not a common problem with neck fusion but it does occur. Time course is not that unusual for a post-operative infection - needs evaluati... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Aug 24, 2020
Dr. Zeidman is an expert in his field. He is a doctor's doctor. He is caring and compassionate. He exemplifies superior experience and skill as a neurosurgeon
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zeidman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zeidman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Had cartilage in my nose burned many years ago and think it my have effected my breathing..good to know there is hope...
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Thank you Dr.Zeidman. I had this in January2011. I have been on warfarin since that time but can not get my INR regulated.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Dr wants to do disc replacement and fusion but i am scared ar c56

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE
Completed 1995

Awards

Upjohn Achievement Award
Guardian Angel Unity Hospital
Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, Rochester Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

AOA
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