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Dr. Kenneth Reichert

Neurosurgery
Waukesha, WI
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Waukesha, WI

About

Bio

I am a very family-oriented person, spending much of my non-working hours with my wife, five children, and parents. I am also an active member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, having accompanied the youth group on multiple mission trips. I've lived in Wisconsin my entire life, except for the two years I spent in fellowship training following my residency. I enjoy the outdoors, and taking my two dogs on various hunting trips. I am committed to Wisconsin and the continued growth and prosperity of this state.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Critical Care

Wilderness Medicine

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
57 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Scoliosis: Scoliosis can usually be identified on physical examination. If examination is not confirmatory, a scoliosis x-ray will diagnosis the situation. Conta... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Kalemic Paralysis : Unfortunately hypokalemic paralysis can only be treated and not cured. Fortunately treatment including change in lifestyle and diet is well tolerated... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Bulging Disc: Bulging discs are usually caused from a compressive or twisting force on the disc outer covering. The covering is weakened and the disc material sque... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Herniated disk: Most herniated discs heal on their own. Initial rest, physical therapy and anti inflammation medication all work to speed up the healing time. Surger... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Drowning: More likely salt water. There is more salt water than fresh. Saltwater usually has more current and rough water to increase risk.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Neurofibromatosis: Nf type 1 is caused by mutation on chromosome 17, nf type 2 is due to mutation on chromosome 22. Both nf-1 and nf-2 are autosomal dominant disorders,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
West Nile Virus: Wnv is a mosquito-borne virus found in temperate and tropical regions of the world. Wnv disease occurred sporadically and was considered a minor risk ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Neurofibromas : Neurofibromatosis (commonly abbreviated nf; is a genetically-inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumors (neurofibromas) that may be ben... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Back pain pelvic sur: Yes. Usually from irritation to the lining of pelvic cavity. This will usually resolve in 2-3 weeks.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ventricle size: A vp shunt will allow for normalization of intracranial pressure. Depending on the elasticity of the ventricles, size may normalize, stay large, or be... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Concussion Symptoms: Most concussion symptoms will resolve after two to three weeks. If symptoms persist, this is indicative of a more severe concussion. Concentration and... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Neck pain trauma: Most muscular injuries will resolve over two-three weeks. Rest, heat, ice, and nonsteroid medications (ibuprofen or naprosyn) are the mainstay or earl... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
MRI WHITE LESIONS: Mri's are very sensitive at identifying any change in anatomy. Some lesions can look like the beginning of ms, but not actually turn into the disease.... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Pregnancy Back Pain: Keep an active exercise program focusing on core strength and only gain as much weight as your doctor recommends.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Headache: An evaluation for an ear, throat, or sinus infection by your primary care doctor is advisable. Stop any nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, or narcotic use ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Transverse process : Most transverse process fractures occur with muscle injury. The muscles will usually heal slower than bones. As activity is increased as you feel bett... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Anesthesia reaction: No probably the opposite. The lesions caused the symptoms from anesthesia to occur. Diagnosis of the lesions seems prudent. A consultation with your p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Scheuermann's Diseas: The cause is not currently known, and the condition appears to be multifactorial. Several genes (such as col1a2, which has been associated with Marfa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Supranuclear palsy: Unfortunately, no known treatment other than supportive care for supranuclear palsy exists. The average person is in their 60's when diagnosed. Life ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Phrenic Nerve injury: The phrenic nerve supplies movement to the diaphragm for breathing. Although recovery can be achieved with time, a younger age appears to have better ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Aneurysm rupture: Cerebral aneurysms rupture at a rate of 1-2% per year. High blood pressure and smoking can increase this percentage. Stress has not been shown to incr... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Hearing loss : Unilateral hearing loss occurs commonly from infection or a plugged ear canal. Fortunately these types will usually improve with treatment. Tumors, tr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia can be exacerbated by dental work. Unfortunately no preventive measures are available except to make sure medication is taken as ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Neurosurgeon: You have one of the best in arizona. Robert spetzler md at the barrows neurologic institute.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Spondylolithesis : Core strengthening is the main treatment to prevent spinal fusion. Pain clinic ablations and steroid injections can be used for a few treatments, but ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Infection symptoms: This reaction sounds like an infection from a tick or possibly a worm with possible lyme's disease or other blood infection causing the remaining symp... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Whiplash : Whiplash can last a long time depending on the severity of the injury. Most will resolve with time, rest, and neck rehabilitation. If symptoms persist... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Meningitis spread: The simple answer is close contact with infected individuals. Although contracting meningitis is rare, being in proximity at schools or dormitories of... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Back pain causes: Most back pain in your age is muscular. Exercise and core strengthening is the main treatment. Your doctor is getting a bone scan to make sure a bone... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
ALS Diagnosis: Als is a very difficult disease to diagnose. To date, no one test or procedure to ultimately establish the diagnosis of ALS is identified. It is throu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Spinal Tap Symptoms: A spinal tap can cause low back pain from trauma to the muscle and other tissues the needle has to pass through to get to the spinal fluid. Discomfort... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Craniotomy Fusion: I don't know where your information about a craniotomy fusion came from, but the best way to get fusion is to stabilize motion. A temporal craniotomy ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Migraine Pain: The persistence of pain after a migraine varies with the severity of the headache. Having symptoms for three days would not be common, but not rare. S... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Basilar Artery Steno: Yes it can, but the risk of embolic (blood clot) stroke and benefit compared to risk make the procedure used rarely. Anti coagulation is used more oft... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Preop for surgery: The process for getting ready for surgery is a quick and easy process. Lab values with a chest x-ray and possible ekg for a heart eval is usually requ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Disk Surgery Recover: The operation is to take away leg pain from the herniated disk. The pain you are experiencing is muscular pain from the surgical opening. This usually... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
ACDF Respiratory: Anterior cervical spine operations as a rule don't cause respiratory problems. Difficulty breathing after surgery should be evaluated by your surgeon.... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ascities Diuretic: Most diuretics will start working in a short time depending on abdominal absorption. Diuretics for ascities will take longer to work as the excess fl... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Cervical Fracture : Most cervical spine fractures will heal solid. The biggest problem is whether the ligaments (hold bone to bone) were damaged. Ligaments do not heal an... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Differential Diagnos: When an x-ray (MRI) is read, the radiologist does not have an exact diagnosis of what is being evaluated. The doctor will give a best educated evaluat... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Lumbar MRI findings: The explanation means early degeneration is causing compression of the spinal fluid sack, but is not putting pressure on the nerves. The results woul... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Meningitis Effects: Patients who require intensive care, babies under one year old and bacterial rather than viral meningitis are at an increased risk of long-term probl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Pars defect: Pars defects are disruption of the bony connection between the front and back of the spine. These defects can be asymptomatic or cause back and leg ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Tumor Growth: Non cancerous tumors of the frontal lobe will usually take years to get to 13 centimeters.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Vagal nerve MRI: Vagal nerve stimulator patients can have MRI evaluation, but need to have the type of stimulator and MRI known so safety measures can be reviewed. The... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Head injury coma: Typically this treatment is used to help reduce swelling in the brain and to reduce metabolic needs of the cerebrum. Treatment is usually weaned as th... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
VII VIII nerve sympt: A neurology consultation with MRI is indicated in the near future. Ménière's disease, multiple sclerosis, tumor or infection need to be considered. Co... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Lumbar Disk: 70-80% of lumbar disk herniations will improve without surgery, especially in a woman. Try to avoid activity which increases pain down your leg to all... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
AVM STROKE: Avm hemorrhage carries a 15% mortality and 30% morbidity rate. Many neurologic deficits will improve over two to three years. After three years, recov... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Strep B meningitis: Streptococcus b is the strand or cause of this type of meningitis. If an infection is proven by spinal fluid analysis, antibiotic treatment as soon a... Read More

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Aug 10, 2013
I have learned a lot by reading Dr. Reichert's input on Healthtap. The neurosurgery information he provides is accurate & he makes even complex conditions understandable. He is providing a valuable se...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Reichert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reichert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I was diagnosed in 1991 when I was 19. Back then they said it wasnt hereditary. Im so scared for him cause I live in major pain
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Tx 4your quick reply! I start radiation tomorrow. I am 5 weeks post op tomorrow, and, it doesn't seem it will be a mere 6-8 weeks for me :(
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr. Recihert. I'll take that advice. Mahalo, Frank.(Honolulu).

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Awards

Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America
Top Surgeon, Consumer Research Council of America
America's Top-rated Physician, Consumer Research Council of America

Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Waukesha County Medical Society
State Medical Society of Wisconsin
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