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Dr. Andrew Kaufman

Neurosurgery
Hull, IL
57 years experience

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Neurosurgery

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21 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Bruise of the brain: Contusion means bruise. There may be scattered bleeding or some surrounding swelling. This can be minor or very serious depending upon the extent an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Epi or subdural blee: By far this is most commonly caused by a blow to the end. The only predisposing factor would be a bleeding or blood clotting problem, such as hemophi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Rarely: Arachnoid cysts are not rare as an incidental finding on MRI or ct scan. Most cause no symptoms and require no treatment. Occasionally they may caus... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Brain bleeding: This is entirely dependent upon the location of the bleeding and the site of the bleeding. For example, you can have quite a large bleeding in the fr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Yes: Chiari 1 is not likely to grow, though symptoms can occasionally become worse. Arachnoid cyst is an entirely different condition and they can grow.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Pain in the leg: Sciatica is symptoms of irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is the longest nerve in the body and you have one going down each leg. Sciatica may be... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Bad news is unlikely: The longer you have had headache, without developing other neurological symptoms, the less likely you are to have a serious condition. Unilateral hea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Depends on severity: Memory loss from a head injury will not return. Some patients may have retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for incidents preceding the trauma) and som... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Skull fracture: The most common symptoms of basilar skull fracture are bruising around one or both eyes (a black eye) without known injury or blow to this area of the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Chiari: Chiari malformation is said to exist when the lowest part of the cerebellum of the brain (called the tonsils) extend below the foramen magnum (the hol... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Not likely, but mayb: The expected outcome of surgery depends upon the nature of the patient's symptoms and their correlation with findings on ct, MRI or other studies. A ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
No: Chiari 1 malformation is quite common and most commonly asymptomatic. However, it can cause symptoms, and if they are persistent or disabling, surger... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Should be evaluated: The described symptoms are not often indicative of a significant brain problem. However, abnormal clusters of blood vessels in the brain or its cover... Read More
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
None: "alternative treatments" rarely provide lasting relief of neuropathy symptoms. I know of none that have been subjected to appropriate study with last... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Brain tumor: This depends upon the size and location of the tumor, as well as whether the tumor is benign or malignant (cancer). A small benign tumor may exist fo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Neck fracture: It all depends. If there was no nerve or spinal cord injury from the fracture then any aftermath is very unlikely. However, if there has been compre... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Yes: A disc hernia requires no treatment, unless it is causing symptoms. Symptoms result when a herniated disc is pinching or compressing an adjacent nerv... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Not advised: The conditions that you describe are commonly and successful treated by a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments. Stem cells treatment would... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Yes: The elevated prolactin, vision loss and headaches suggest the possibility of a pituitary tumor and i would recommend an MRI scan of the brain. Fibrom... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Could be: There are many different types of pituitary tumor. Most are benign. However, by their size or location or type of tumor they may still be dangerous.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
NSAID's and P.T.: Avoid activities that provoke the pain; sitting is commonly a problem. Anti-inflammatory medication or a brief course of steroids may be helpful. Ph... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kaufman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kaufman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1965MD
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