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Dr. Seth Zeidman

Neurosurgery
Rochester, NY
34 years experience male

Locations

Rochester Brain & Spine

Rochester, NY

Address

2701 Culver Road, Rochester, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Can Be : Botox is effective for underarm sweating for many patients. Risks of side effects are low but not zero. Botox may cause serious side effects that ca... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Unclear: There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves stroke outcome. Increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affec... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Practice and slowing the pace of your workout can help to relieve these symptoms.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Most do not need surgery. It is the very rare Tarlov cyst that requires surgical intervention. Most are asymptomatic and even symptomatic cysts are ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Rare Disease: Chromhidrosis is a rare condition characterized by the secretion of colored sweat. - not related to hydrocephalus. Chromhidrosis is apocrine in origin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Location and Symptom: Symptoms of morton's neuroma include: tingling in the space between the third and fourth toes toe cramping sharp, shooting, or burning pains in the b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Neither: Sciatica is a symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to eac... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not Usually Cervical: Cervical foraminal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. It doesn't typically cause dizziness. Cervical stenosis can cause unsteadiness b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not Usually Used: Not shown to be effective in a number of studies. May help to cause crps - few studies.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
You certainly Can: The other thing to consider is that some of your weight may be due to the lyrica (pregabalin). If you go through the trouble of the bypass restartin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Don't: Do not have sexual intercourse while you are using Metronidazole vaginal gel. It can damage condoms and may result in keeping the infection untreated... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Primary First: You may need to see a neurosurgeon if the pain progresses or there are any signs of something more serious going on. Usual treatments include non-oper... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Needs Evaluation: A bad headache in someone with a vp shunt needs to be evaluated to make sure the shunt is working properly. It may require both physical examination ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Tests: These are tests to determine if the third ventriculostomy was successful in allowing the decompression of the lateral ventricles and relief of hydroce... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Unclear Connection: Toradol is an anti-inflammatory and should not give you a positive drug test for cocaine.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Possible: The previous disc degeneration and annular tear along with the scoliosis can ultimately result in worsening leg and back pain. When degeneration get... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Many Ways: Vagus nerve problems cause trouble talking or swallowing, hearing loss, or heart or digestive problems. Bladder issues leading to incontinence are oft... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Often Normal: White matter hyperintensities are an extremely common finding in brain mri, especially in older people. However, just because these spots are common d... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Needs Attention: If the site is red, itchy and swollen it needs evaluation and possibly treatment. It may be infected. I would follow up with the doctor who did the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Eight Days: Benzoylecgonine can be detected in urine within four hours after Cocaine intake and remains detectable in concentrations greater than 150 ng/ml typica... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not a Good Idea: Taking ginkgo along with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssris) antidepressants -- including escitalopram (lexapro) -- may cause serotonin syn... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Needs evaluation: May respond to botox injections in the paraspinal muscles of the neck. You may need something more done.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Weeks at least: 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: It may be from a lack of sleep. The eye is commonly involved in allergic reactions. The conjunctiva is the part of the eye most frequently affected.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Non-operative: Weight loss will often help. Many patients will respond to fluid restriction, corticosteroids and diuretics. In rare cases either optic nerve fenestr... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Hearing loss - very common facial paralysis - less common cerebrospinal fluid leak - can occur.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Absolutely: Women may experience groin pain due to a condition of the genitals or reproductive organs. Pain can also radiate into the groin from a condition of th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Many people have pain when they sit once they lose some of the gluteal muscles. A program of exercise can prevent this sort of muscle loss.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: If they are steady on their feet any of these will work - if not then you need to have some assistance in case they fall. It might be better to start... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Immature Vessels: Infants born before 30 weeks of pregnancy are at highest risk for such bleeding. The smaller and more premature the infant, the higher the risk for iv... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Many Things: Hot flashes (flushing), dizziness, headache, increased sweating, decreased sexual interest/ability, trouble sleeping, nausea, change in breast size, h... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Core Strengthening: Once you've had a lumbar fusion it is a good idea to get in an organized program of physical therapy to help you with core strengthening. Once you'v... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Needs Evaluation: The pain may indicate adjacent segment problem (c5-6) which would typically radiate down to the hand - thumb and index finger. You may need addition... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
ED / Neurosurgeon: The patient should be taken to a center skilled in the evaluation and management of acute spinal cord injury. They need treatment for the trauma basi... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Variable: There are no clearcut guideline when one can begin interventional pain therapy. Healing of a lumbar fusion begins immediately and is complete in 1-2 ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
For some children: Many children who go on a ketogenic diet have already tried multiple anti-convulsion medications without effective seizure control or with intolerable... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not Typically: If you are having severe chronic low back pain it is worth investigating to try and determine the cause. There may be some correctable problem. Alte... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes but with Risks: One of the more interesting treatments currently being explored for tardive dyskinesia (td) is known as "deep brain stimulation" (dbs). This method of... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Headache Variant: Anterior ethmoid nerve syndromes is a series of symptoms resulting from irritation of the terminal branches of the anterior ethmoidal nerve. The refer... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not Exactly: Brain surgery may be considered when drugs fails to control symptoms of parkinson's disease or cause severe or disabling side effects. Surgery is not... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: When you are under anesthesia you generally do not have seizures. If your tumor or seizure center (epilepsy focus) is near the parts of your brain th... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Possibly: Lung collapse after surgery can be a direct or indirect result of the operation. With thoracic surgery the pleural space is sometimes entered intenti... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Concerning: You would be well served by a complete regimen of non-operative care including formal pt, injections, etc. If this fails then you may be a candidate ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Needs Evaluation: Patients with degenerative disease in their lumbar spine will often have similar degeneration in the cervical spine that may be producing your hand sy... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Sometimes: It depends on what and where the cause of the pain is. For some conditions it can be very helpful. However it is usually more diagnostic then therap... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Donut: Most people do well with a donut type cushion that relieves pressure on the coccyx.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Of course: Aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Enzyme Blocker: This medication is an enzyme blocker that works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Should be ok - please discuss results with ordering physician.

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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
AANS
csrs
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