Dr. Jeffrey Kass

Podiatry
Forest Hills, NY
30 years experience male

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Office

Forest Hills, NY

Address

68-12 Yellowstone Blvd, Forest Hills NY 11375
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About

Bio

Dr. Kass attended Podiatry School at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he was elected Class President in his first year of school. He went on to graduate as only 1 of 3 in his graduating class with both academic and service honors.  Dr. Kass went on to train at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was Co-Chief Resident in his first year of residency training and was Chief Resident again in his second year at both Gouveneur Ambulatory Center and Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Kass went straight into private practice after completing his surgical training and opened a Private Practice in Forest Hills, NY. Dr. Kass is a hyprocure master surgeon and received his training directly from the inventor of the hyprocure implant Dr. Michael Graham. Dr. Kass was one of the first surgeons in New York to use this specific implant in the treatment of peri-talar subluxations.  His office was recently named a Center of Excellence for this particular procedure. Dr. Kass is the current president of the Nassau County Podiaric Medical Association.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

6.4K Answers
4.1K Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Many possibilities: The severe itching can be caused by the swollen anles and rash. The question is why the rash? From scratching?/ allergic reaction? Bite? Poison ivy? T... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Try ice: Bromelian capsules (or found in pineapple) is a known antiinflammatory.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Many ways: Acid therapy, freezing, burning, laser treatments, topical prescription medications like Aldara (imiquimod) and effudex, trichloracetic acid, surgical... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
No: One has nothing to do with the other.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
No: Corns are formed from friction. Something rubs against a toe like a shoe or and adjacent toe.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
There: Are a few different types of operations that can be performed for really any condition. Based upon your specific condition a doctor decides the best w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Yes: Sampling the bone is arguably the best method, you can take half and send to pathology and the other half to microbiology for culture to find out the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
The sequele: A tick bite can potentially cause lyme disease, a mosquito can potentially casue west nile virus. They transmit different diseases. (this doesn't mean... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Splinter : Hemorrages are said to be seen in patients with endocarditis, but there are many causes of splinter hemorrages that it is definately not pathopneumoni... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
This depends: By treated correctly does this mean conservative or surgical treatment? If surgery what kind? A partial fasciotomy? It really depends on what was done... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
If it was put: On by your doctor call them and ask them. Is it was a small bandage you may be able to replace on your own, if larger like an inna boot or something t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Stretch the toes: And or massage them.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Many things: Including not limited to dehydration, low arches, high arches, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications etc.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Why doesn't: Your 55 year old dad go to the podiatrist? It may be something simple like athletes foot. If it is a foot doc will tell you right away and if not they... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
An xray: would determine screw position.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Plantar fascitiis: Is a common cause of heel pain. A foot doc could help if ice, antiinflammatories, an arch support and stretching don't offer any relief of symptoms.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Very different: One is a gelatinous filled cyst, the other an inflammed nerve. If no pain can leave both alone.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
You basically: Decide based on the risk/reward ratio. Lamisil (terbinafine) gets a bad RAP as being a dangerous drug. It is quite safe. Get baseline liver enzymes to... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
I would recommend: a surgical or post op shoe...
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
The vertebrae: Or bones in the back have narrowed in the center where the nerves from the spinal cord run through.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Sure: Any altered nerve sensation like numbness, tingling, burning, a feeling like ants are crawling on you etc...
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Neuropathy: Burning and poor balance are both neuropathy related. See a doctor to help determine the cause of the neuropathy which there are many reasons why this... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Tight shoes: Improper cutting, trauma or injury, genetic are some common causes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Ice and : Immobilization to begin with and then range of motion and strengthening. Your doc needs to decide when to allow you to begin rehab. I don't know how s... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Reasons: Include dehydration , vitamin deficiencies, overworked intrinsic muscles, straining of an arch particularly if you have a high arch.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Have them : Evaluated for fungus and treated appropriately, .
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
There are many: Possible causes. Nutritional deficiency, side effects of medication, small nerve fiber disease, nerve compression, low back issues, some systemic dise... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Signs of melanoma : Are abcd asymmetry of the lesion. Irregular border color of the lesion..Multiple colors etc diameter greater than 6mm because the lesion is so sm... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
It is possible: Ideally, you would only want one. However, nothing is perfect and if one doesn't obtain relief after a first attempt the surgeon may want to try a dif... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
It depends on : Which surgery you have.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Maybe you have gout: Gout commonly occurs at the same site of a bunion. Or you can have a bursitis. They can be painful but i don't think a patient of mine ever complained... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Could be : Nerve compression caused by either the particular sneakers you wear to play, the fact your feet may swells lightly while playing and putting pressure ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Nerve related : Possibly stemming from the back i.E herniated or bulging disc. I would follow up with an orthopedist or possibly neurologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Instead of taping: They do sell shin splint sleeves or braces. Orthotics or arch supports are very helpful as is stretching before and after running.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Not unless : You try something to alter their growth pattern.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Visit a doctor: This may be neuropathy. I would include the possibility of arthritis as you describe two very's in your degree of stiffness. Check it out - it doesn't... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
One would have : Swelling of the lower extremities. This could cause a heaviness type of feeling! can cause legs to feel tired and achy.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Very variable: Depends on the extent of the injury, weight of patient, activity level of patient, foot type of patient etc.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
It all depends on : What the actual injury was, how severe and whether or not the doctor wants you to start excercising yet - you really must check with the treating phys... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
All depends on: the type of fracture that is present. Off weight bearing though would minimize chance of causing more damage.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
If you have Raynauds: Either the syndrome or the disease, you would have to be careful when going out in the cold as you are at a higher risk of developing something like f... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Likely Raynaud's: This is a vasospasm of the small blood vessels in the digits.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
You need to see a : Doctor. This is not normal in a 22 year old. Do you have any medical problems. Your circulation needs to be assessed. You also, may have more than... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Neuropathy: You need to be evaluated to find the cause. There are many causes and little space here to mention and describe all.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
I doubt it is from a: Cold floor. Coldness usually has the opposite effect of swelling. He may have an infection. Go to the pediatrician or foot doctor (podiatrist).
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Possible: Soft corn. Be careful with self treating - frequently can end up with further infection. See your podiatrist. (surgery can be done to eliminate that p... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Effudex cream : Is an antineoplastic medication and is sometimes chosen as a treatment for this condition.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Nope: This is not a normal color. This is commonly seen in people with venous insufficiency. The condition is called "dependent rubor". You already mentione... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
If you are in: Cold weather - this does happen to people with raynauds. Anytime, something is described as "intense" or excessive" - pays to have it checked out thou... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Because we get hot: And that's the body's way of "letting off steam" and allowing the body temp to not get too high...
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Testimonials
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Jul 20, 2014
Dr Kass has consistently shown thoughtful and useful advise to patients in his interactions. He is an expert in his field. I highly recommend him for your health care needs !
Sep 30, 2012
I asked him a question as a colleague and he was prompt to reply with advise. It shows he is committed and really cares.
Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr. Kass. The freckles ( there is one on my palm and one on the sole of my foot) don't have any of the above descriptions. I WILL go to a dermatologist to get a g...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Kass. I had a tetanus booster 2-years ago. The pain I'm having is above the burn in the joints where my middle toes connect. It is also hard to walk, so I'...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks, I agree with you, however my surgeon is too important. He refuses to see his post op patients until their 3 mos post op appt. I did find a dr in another practice who will see me in a few days...Read More

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
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