Dr. Chaim Colen

Neurosurgery
St Clair Shores, MI
21 years experience male

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121212
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Thursday: Closed
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Blue Care Network of Michigan

Colen Ventures

St Clair Shores, MI

About

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

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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

273 Answers
65 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Neck pain: This can be due to spasm of the neck muscles. Sleeping the wrong way is a common cause. Straining of the neck muscles can also cause similar problems.... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: Certain cancers, like colon and pancreatic may have positive "tumor markers", but it depends on cancer types.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Common: Minimal, small twitching is common in the early phases as one is falling asleep.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Clarify: Exactly what do you mean by a "cervical cancer jab"? A needle stick from a person that has cancer? Please clarify.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
GBM?: Gbm has a grave prognosis despite surgery radiation, or chemotherapy. It is the most common primary brain tumor. Perhaps she might consider entering/e... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Location?: Tumor location in the brain plays a significant role when discussing surgical risks. As a neurosurgeon, i typically go over potential risks that relat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Avoid severe bending: Avoid servere bending or twisting of the neck. Avoid carrying heavy objects you have an MRI and until seen by a doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends on location: Importantly, realize that brain tumor does not equate brain cancer. Depending size and location of the brain cancer, various symptoms can occur. A lar... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Surgery : Spinal stenosis or compression of the nerves can be alleviated with surgical decompressive laminectomy (unroofing of the spinal canal) with or without... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Relieve compression: Surgical intervention to relieve pressure on the spinal cord usually can help. Non surgical options including epidural steroid injections, facet injec... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Survival: Survival is not related to the quality of life. If the bleed is external to the brain, the pt will possibly survive but the dementia would likely not ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
See a surgeon: Would see a surgeon rather urgently. A disc pressing on the nerves can cause the erectile dysfunction too.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: One type of radiation is not used for every tumor type and vice versa. There are "best" radiation treatments depending on tumor type and location.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Radiculopathy?: L2-3 disc herniation might be a possibility. Are there aggravating factors?
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Doubt it: Radiation oncology is a fairly important part of the medical field. Their expertise is vital in treat patient with cancer. There are certain procedure... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: It all depends on the amount of neural compression and whether there are any deficits. Surgical risks include- infection, CSF leak, hematoma, and nerv... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Pain: Are you 2 or 20? Does the pain change sides? It would be helpful to have more information.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Mental impairment: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative that causes mental impairment. This lack of appropriate judgement leaves to you "bumping the curb".
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Physical therapy: Would see a doctor to evaluate you for physical therapy. Proper exercise techniques can be learned from a skilled therapist and avoid continued inju... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
A lot: I would visit: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis.Htm do you have type 1 or 2.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Performing: Performing daily pushups strengthen, while eating a pushup daily weakens, maintain the balance...
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Tremors?: Medication toxicity might be a concern. You should check with your doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Polycythemia vera: Primary conditions are those that increase the replication of red blood cells in the bone marrow, these are known as polycythemias or myeloproliferati... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Embrace: Precautions for what? He or she is not infective nor are they radioactive material.
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A female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: It all depends on the type of tumor that you have in your spinal cord. From your description this seems like a very elongated spinal cord tumor. It wo... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Benzo: Ativan is a benzodiazepine drug. It is also known generically as lorazepam. It has many uses including; to decrease anxiety, prevent seizures, rela... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Neuralgia: I would wonder how early shingles was ruled out? Early shingles does not leave any objective physical findings... Glosssopharyngeal neuralgia is uncom... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Systemic condition: Possible systemic candidiasis. Would definitely see ob/gyn to start treatment and search for other possible systemic conditions leading to your la... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: If all goes well with the surgery you should be able to attend classes in august.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Symptoms?: You report drainage. From where, your spine? Would see a doctor and consider repeating the mri.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Other factors: You might wish to consider calcium and magnesium therapy. This will help with achieving improved restful sleep together with muscle relaxation. You sh... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
See your doctor: If the wound puncture site appears red, irritated it could potentially be infected. I would follow up with your doctor asap.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Usually not: A delayed period does not usually cause back pain.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Further evaluation: A temperature greater than 101.3 is defined as a medical fever. However, given your circumstance of recent surgery, i would go to the er for further ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: People all react differently to anesthesia. There are patients that i can have severe nausea and vomiting from injectable anesthetic drugs while other... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Time: Time will likely be the best medicine here. Practicing facial muscle movements to improve tone might be of assistance but is of unknown value.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Be careful: High protein energy drinks can increase daily exposure to arsenic, cadmium, or lead thus increasing cancer risk. Try to increase protein intake natura... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
It Depends: There are intimate connectivity between the glossopharyngeal nerve and the vestibular cochlear nerve. Are there any associations between your neuralg... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: It may indicate cancer metastasis or spread… do you have a previous history of intra-abdominal malignancy such as: colon, pancreatic or liver cancer?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Pinched where?: Pinching of a nerve in the cervical spine would usually not cause tongue or facial numbness but, rather pain and numbness in the neck and extremity.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Unlikely: Sensation in the face is mediated through cranial nerves which are separate from spinal nerves. Depending on the type of pain that you have, one of th... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: Hard floor? How high is the bed? A concussion can occur although if the bed is low and the floor is carpeted, this would be less likely.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Healing: A raised bony callus generally forms when bones are healing. However, if you do have a concern about something being abnormal i would ask your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of pituitary tumor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: Location of the tumor is very important. Of equal importance are the biopsy results. High grade? Aggressive? Low grade? Many neuroglia (neuronal tum... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Clarify: What is meant by "clear off"? Acidity from lemon juice might have inherent beneficial properties, none anti tumor that i know of...
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Constipation: Constipation can definitely exacerbate hemorrhoids.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Depends: Most headaches associated with brain tumors are usually frontal… however it can also be located unilaterally on either side of the head.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Ignore: Avoiding subsequent concussions is exceedingly important.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Diary?: Keeping a headache diary might be of assistance. This diary would assist your doctor to understand a bit better if your headaches are the result of a ... 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
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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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