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Dr. Reza Karimi

Neurosurgery
Road ell, NJ
17 years experience

Locations

North Jersey Brain and Spine Center

Road ell, NJ

Address

680 Kinderkamack Rd, Suite 300, Road ell, NJ
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Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

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84 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Will resolve in time: This is a common feeling around any surgical scar for about 1-3 months as the nerves near the incision regenerate and heal. If the incision is red or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Yes: This can be progressive, especially if caused by a spinal problem like a tethered spinal cord or spinal fluid leak. Many times this does not progress ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Chiari malformation: What you're describing is a typical finding for a chiari type 1 malformation. Chiari malformation is basically when part of the brain (cerebellum) sit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Unknown: There is no good answer to this question because we have only limited data on exactly how, when and why brain aneurysms develop. Once an aneurysm is... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
No: People can have many unusual symptoms after suffering a concussion, but craving sugar is not one of them. Post concussive symptoms are most often chro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Tincture of time: Post concussive syndrome occurs in the weeks and months following a concussion or even a minor head injury. This is usually a constellation of headach... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Several: Other than from a brain tumor, new onset seizures can occur due to a previous brain hemorrhage, infection, trauma or stroke.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
All are serious: Meningitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. It is less commonly caused by tumors. Meningitis from any cause is a very serious disease.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
See your doctor: This sounds like a serious injury and the precise time of activity restriction following this sort of injury must be determined by your physician afte... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Need an evaluation: Only after a thorough evaluation by a neurologist can you have an answer to this question. There is presently no cure for Parkinson's disease. There a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Depends: This depends on the severity of the stroke and the general medical condition of the patient at the time of the stroke. At the age of 90, even a small ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Not good: Repeat concussions can cause a disproportionate amount of brain injury if they occur close enough in time. If you suffer a concussion, do your very be... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
No: An eeg records the surface electrical activity of the brain. The eeg changes with structural or metabolic abnormalities and sleep cycles (including ea... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, genetic mutations occur in both neurofibromatosis types i and ii.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Late stages: The late stages of Parkinson's disease may lead to difficulty coordinating a swallow and an inability to safely swallow food.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Unlikely: In general, in the immediate time period after a generalized seizure (the post-ictal period), memory registration is impaired and new memories cannot ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Complex question: This question is difficult to answer without additional information such as the type of spina bifida you baby has, the presence of any other abnormali... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Spinal disc: This is a herniation, or displacement of part of the spinal disc into the spinal canal or nerve root canal. This can cause nerve compression or spinal... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon to require more than one anti-seizure medication to control seizures.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Many possibilities: Progressive memory loss at such a young age is concerning. There are many possible causes which may need to be ruled out. First, a complete history an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Not advisable: I usually advise patients to avoid distant travel in the immediate period following any brain injury unless they are confident in the care they would ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Possibly: Tardive dyskinesia can resolve over time if the causative medication is discontinued, but may also be permanent even after stopping the medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
How severe: If the injury causes any loss of consciousness, severe or persistent headache, lethargy or weakness the person should be evaluated in an emergency dep... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Depends: The treatment of scoliosis first requires a thorough evaluation and special x-rays. Treatment options range from simple back bracing to complex surgic... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Ruptured or not?: Most nonruptured aneurysms cause little or no symptoms depending on their location. Ruptured aneurysms cause brain hemorrhage and may cause symptoms r... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Narrow spinal canal: This is a narrowing of the spinal canal caused by arthritis and associated degeneration and growth of the joints and ligaments of the cervical spine. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Coumadin (warfarin): Sagittal sinus thrombosis is often treated with blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Depends on size: Cerebellar hemorrhages can be life threatening if they are large and/or are causing compression of the brainstem. Large hemorrhages often require surg... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Yes: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a curable condition. The source of the fluid leak must first be identified, usually by mri, ct or a special nu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
How long ago?: This depends on how long it has been since the fusion surgery. Normal postoperative pain may last for weeks or months. Continued, severe pain many mon... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
PT: Physical therapy, including vestibular therapy can improve balance after a brain injury.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Needs eval: Persistent pain neck pain and upper back or upper arm pain may indicate a problem such as a failure of fusion or a new disk problem at another level. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Weight loss: If you are referring the pseudotumor cerebri, you listed most of the mainstays of treatment already. One very important therapy for this disease you d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
High: Grade iii oligodendoglioma is known to diffusely invade the brain and is not completely removable or curable with surgery. Grade iii is a "high grade"... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Safe to fly: No link between flying in an aircraft and brain aneurysm rupture has ever been demonstrated. Since your aneurysm was treated one year ago, you should... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Complex question: The decision to coil or clip an aneurysm is complex and mostly depends on the size, shape and location of the aneurysm. Both surgery and coiling carry... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
possibly: This is an abnormality that can cause compression of your spinal cord or nerves. This can cause muscle spasms and tightness. Ths should be evaluated b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Surgery/endovascular: These are complex aneurysms which can be difficult to treat with open surgery. They are more likely to be treated with endovascular(catheter based) te... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
3-6 months: Most cases should resolve over 3-6 months. This can be variable.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Medical history: Yes, if someone has a history of diabetes, hypertension or prior strokes/tia's, they carry an increased risk of having a future stroke. Additionally, ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Size of bleed: The symptoms are different depending on where the bleed is occurring and the size of the hemorrhage. Symptoms can range from only a headache, to weakn... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Several: Brain aneurysms may be hereditary in only about 15% of cases. Rare diseases such as Marfan syndrome or polycystic kidney disease can be associated wit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Ruptured or not?: Ruptured brain aneurysms can cause devastating neurological injury with up to a 50% mortality (death) rate if left untreated. Non-ruptured aneurysms g... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Not usually: Aneurysms of the cavernous sinus may cause symptoms from compression of the nerves which control eye movement, or compression of the nerves which supp... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Spinal fluid leak: This means the spinal fluid, which normally surrounds the brain and spinal cord, is leaking through the skull base into the nose. There are many cause... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
MRI: This would optimally be evaluated with an MRI of the brain.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Not much: A "mild" bulging disc is a relatively common finding in people with or without back pain. This is often without any symptoms and is not usually of muc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Thorough evaluation: Treatments for scoliosis are dependent upon the severity of the spinal deformity and the symptoms you may be experiencing. Treatment strategies rage f... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
No: This is not a typical symptom of chiari malformation. It is normal to have one pupil very slightly larger than the other. This is called physiologic a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Headache: The most common symptoms of chairi i malformation is headache. There may be other associated symptoms such as imbalance or loss of sensation in the up... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Karimi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karimi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My friend literally just had a drug induced seizure and said she cant remember anything at all, this pretty much told me she won't be able to recall anything from tonigh...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! No articles on life expectancy of un shunted poor candidate hydrocephalus 88 year old- what to expect.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have an appointment with my neurologist & a neurosurgeon

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
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