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Dr. Chaim Colen

Neurosurgery
St Clair Shores, MI
20 years experience male

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Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Blue Care Network of Michigan

Colen Ventures

St Clair Shores, MI

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Entrepreneurial Neurosurgeon Cutting edge: Neurosurgery, Neurooncology, brain cancer, Neurotrauma, Spine disorders

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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

Hebrew

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273 Answers
65 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: Surgery is typically a definitive treatment for the symptomatology, although, non-surgical management should be initiated first. Surgical Treatment f... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: They, the person completing the dictation on your imaging study might be referring to "advanced" in comparison to your age. Alternatively, it might a... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Yes: Left alone, you can develop weakness, pain and or numbness. Decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) can help.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: difficult to say. An X-ray would help to distinguish the difference.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Many: There are many but would include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, E, B complex, folic acid, lecithin, among many others :)
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: Please rephrase the question. exercise is good. Uncorrected low sodium increases the risk for seizures. How severe is the TBI?
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Radiation from back: Is the pain radiating from your back? It might be helpful to get an MRI
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A male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Other Symptoms?: You are very young. Tumor is less likely. Some brain tumors can cause severe headaches (HA). If the tumor is small and not pressing on sensitive or vi... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: Likely they suspect NPH? Would then say OK, headaches, nausea or vomiting - go to the ER.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: severe inflammation can show on MRI whereas, subtle inflammation may not. Can you describe your nerve pain a bit better?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
No: also, double vision is usually the result of having eyes that don't converge on the same focal point. Hence "double vision". Would see an eye doctor a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Symptoms?: If the tumor is small and not pressing on vital areas of the brain, depending on the tumor type, if benign or cancerous, it can be present for a very ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Doubt clot more info: Although it doesn't sound like the symptoms of a classic blood clot, if you have conditions that might increase this risk i would see your doctor.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
You: You can strengthen your bones through the use of calcium and magnesium supplements.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Multiple causes: C6-7 disc herniations can cause "sharp subscapular pain" with numbness down the arm to the middle finger. A more common cause of pain with breathing ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Scalp tingles: Facial tingles? Unlikely. Back of the scalp and feet? Possibly. Would recommend seeing a neurologist and depending on clinical findings, order an m... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Neuro problems: A nerve sheath tumor can cause pain, weakness, tingling and numbness, usually not ischemia.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Multiple schwannomas: Multiple schwannomas can be present in certain conditions, such as, neurofibromatosis. It might be smart to have a thorough exam with a neurologist.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: Does the pain radiate from the back? Are you concerned about the cecum? The cecum is likely visualized on pelvic ct if it is in the normal location.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
It depends: It depends on the degree of your injury....
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Deep?: Is it deep ear pain? I might consider seeing a doctor for an imaging study like a ct or mri. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia can be a cause for deep ear pa... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
HA's can be benign: Ha's that affect the sides of the head can be benign but they warrant followup with a physician if it becomes worse or is different than the usual ha.... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Pain meds?: Does the scoliosis cause pain? Any pain meds? This is more commonly the cause of constipation. Would take colace, (docusate sodium) senna, etc... A go... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Hallucinations: There are many causes for hallucinations or "seeing things". Brain tumors usually present with headache or other symptoms that I have discusses on oth... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Antioxidants: Antioxidants can help to decrease the damage caused by the inflammatory response. Vitamin c, rosehips are along this line. Would ask your doctor rega... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Check MRI: It depends of severity of symptoms but you might consider requesting your doctor to order and MRI with and without contrast (it provides better detail... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
MRI or EMG: Would see your doctor for a possible MRI and emg. Anxiety can certainly exacerbate symptoms. Depending on results, would try to treat medically.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: Its sounds although you have intractable sinus disease. Given your prior hx: bilateral medial turbinectomies. Resection of medial walls , of both ma... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Symptoms: Heart attack - the patient is usually complaining of chest tightness or pain, mental status remains initially intact, unless the attack is massive. Co... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: Is it large? Did he suffer trauma? When did it occur? How is he clinically? These are important to know.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on the vaccine received and the type of meningitis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Be careful: Cracking the spine after surgery should be avoided. Would ask your surgeon too. Timing for resuming strenuous activity after surgery depends on the ty... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Possible: There is no known predilection towards developing headaches and backaches specifically in endometrial cancer. However, you may have stress related sym... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Likely nerve: You are young, and based on your described pain pattern you possibly have a C7 radiculopathy, less likely heart attack. For radiculopathy, it is w... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Possible Strain: You might have a back strain or possibly a disc herniation causing a sciatica or radiculopathy. However if you're severely overweight the doctor may h... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Bleeding might: Not the cancer. Bleeding from the cancer might.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Irritation: Could be due to meningeal iiritation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: The exact type of malignancy in your esophagus helps to project the rate of growth.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
GBM?: GBM has a grave prognosis despite surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. It is the most common primary brain tumor. Other brain tumors are benign (not ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Systemic? Localized?: A pinched nerve can cause similar. Lack of certain nutrients , like potassium or calcium can cause similar. Do you have numbness or weakness? Would co... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Brain or skull?: Likely unrelated if the tumor is on the skull.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
DBS: With any surgery there are risks. Infection, bleeding, stroke among them. There are also risks with anesthesia and i would inquire from both your surg... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Go slow: Avoid lifting over 10 lbs, or excessive bending or twisting. Where was the location of the operation? lumbar or cervical spine? (lower back or neck?) ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Tonsils ascend: The cerebellar tonsils can ascend as you age. I would consider MRI cervical spine to make sure there is no syrinx (hollow cavity within the cord).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Careful: The act of spinning is not traumatic. A fall from spinning might be, and if your disc herniation is severely symptomatic, i would be careful of spinni... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Would follow: Would follow the size of the syrinx with serial mri's. Also make certain that there is not a chiari malformation or tethered cord. Would consider phy... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Symptoms?: If not causing pain or weakness, it should be observed. Laminectomy and microdiscectomy is beneficial when intractable symptoms are present.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Likely not tumor: It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
More info: More information would be needed to assist you in understanding the problem.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends: Cancer or malignancy can spread and involve surrounding tissues including nerve endings. Primary tumors of the nervous system that evolve into cancer ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 6, 2014
Great to network with you! I just recommended you. Please consider returning the favor if you get a chance. Thanks! I am originally from the Detroit area. Where do you live and practice?
Jul 27, 2014
Very well rounded, a multifaceted neurosurgical practice, and on the forefront of neurosurgical innovation.
He is the best reliable epilepsy surgeon in Michigan.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! It was a debate between 6 weeks of breathing treatment with antibiotic 2 xs a day or surgery!! You saved me time and money!! Many blessings
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, you have eased my mind. My fusion was evaluated w/3 x-rays.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Recovery intermittent. Still having issues. Rib is still compressing

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

DETROIT RECEIVING HOSPITAL & UNIV HEALTH CENTER

Awards

2007 - Teaching Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
2008-2009 Vesalius Award, AANS Meeting, Chicago, IL
2007-2008 Research Award - Clinical Science, MANS Meeting (Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons), Mackinac Island, MI

Publications

Metabolic Targeting of Lactate Efflux by Malignant Glioma Inhibits Invasiveness and Induces Necrosis: as in Vivo Study
Quality of Life and Outcomes in Glioblastoma Management
When is a Headache More than Just a Headache?
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