Dr. Kenneth Reichert

Neurosurgery
Waukesha, WI
37 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

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161 Answers
57 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
ALS Lou Gehrig's: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), often referred to as "lou gehrig's disease, " is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Disc bulge herniatio: A bulging disc occurs with degeneration or minor disruption of the disc complex. A bulge usually doesn't contact or compress the spinal cord or nerve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Brain Tumor: I would review your symptoms with a primary care doctor. They usually will determine if a specialist is indicated.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Hemiplegia: Heniplegia is the loss of function on one side of the body. This usually occurs after a stroke or trauma to the opposite side of the brain although so... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Spinal fluid leak: If fluid is leaking through the skin, i usually recommend wound exploration and closure of the leak. This may require hospitalization for two to thre... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Lumbar disk: Most disk herniations (slipped disk) will heal without surgery. Unfortunately healing can take up to 2 years. Weight control and core strengthening ar... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Ear infection: Inner ear infections can affect balance. This is a complex system and usually will recover slower than the actual infection, sometimes as long as 3-4 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Paraganglioma: Most paragangliomas occur as sporadic tumors, that is, they are not inherited. However, certain hereditary syndromes such as von hippel-lindau syndrom... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Eczema back Pain: Unless your eczema is causing a n infection of your lower back area, the two are not related. Redness, swelling, and tenderness to touch might be symp... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Cranial hemorrhage: The hemorrhage will usually resolve over 6-8 weeks. The need to watch for hydrocephalus or a build up of spinal fluid is indicated. Increasing headach... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Head Pain: If the lesion is growing or causing continued discomfort for more than a month, a ct scan or MRI is indicated. Unfortunately this will usually require... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Finger numbness: If you cut hair with your right hand, the scissors is compressing the sensory nerve in the finger. Try a different scissors or try to change your hand... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Numb fingers: This is usually from pressure on your wrist or elbow. The usual treatment is to keep pressure off these areas. Numbness will usually resolve, but can ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Neck Pain: Most neck pain in young people comes from muscle strain or weakness from disuse. A program of neck mobility and strengthening is the core of all succe... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Alcohol and concussi: Concussion symptoms can last for a variable amount of time, usually one to two weeks. Headaches, concentration, light bothering eyes, and short term m... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Leg Pain: If you have numbness, weakness especially of the foot or pain lasting greater than 1-2 weeks, a visit to your primary care doctor is indicated. The sy... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Venous Angioma: A venous angioma, also referred to as a "venous malformation" is a variation of veins draining normal brain tissue in that region. However, it should... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
THC Urine: The newer urine tests for marijuana will usually be positive for 2 weeks. Long term users can have a longer positive test. The results are usually neg... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is the premature closure of a growth plate or suture. Most children will close only one suture early although some genetic syndromes ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Cervical myelopathy: The symptoms should be checked out by your doctor. This may be an early warning for degeneration or a disk herniation in your neck causing spinal cord... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Concussion Contusion: A contusion is an injury to the brain that causes a bruise (bleeding) which will usually be identifiable on ct scan. A concussion will usually have no... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis is degeneration or arthritis of the spine. Massage therapy is designed to treat muscle disease. While muscle pain may be associat... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Herniated disc: The simple answer is no. The degree of neurologic deficit is related to the amount of inflammation the disc is causing the nerve. Small herniations c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Erb Palsy Recovery: The treatment time depends on the type of recovery. Most erb's palsies will heal with therapy over 6-12 months. If surgery is required to improve func... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Nerve repair: Most major medical centers will have a physician or team of physicians trained in nerve repair surgical options. They are usually plastic or neurologi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Stroke Symptoms: General symptoms of a stroke include: sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Antibiotic Effects. : This would be a common side effect of antibiotics. Keep hydrated and try to reestablish the normal bacteria in the intestine with yugort.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Lumbar Spine: This describes a normal lumbar spine reading on an MRI or ct scan.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Stroke Symptoms: General symptoms of a stroke include: sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Numb hands and feet: The symptoms are either from compressing blood flow to your extremities or an early case of nerve deterioration (neuropathy). If symptoms are present ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Ischemic gliosis: The scar tissue that forms in the brain and spinal cord after damage from lack of oxygen or blood flow to a specific area (stroke) or diffusely (heart... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Pain Treatment : I recommend using the treatment which gives you better pain relief. Usually ice for the first 3-4 days to decrease swelling followed by heat to improv... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Nerve Injury : The spinal cord usually ends at l1-l2. Below this level, only nerves are in the spinal canal. Depending on how much injury occurred, a nerve has more... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Cranial Deformity : Although cranial molding can be done very successful in children, adults with non growing brains do not respond well to cranium passive contouring. T... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Stroke Recovery: It is not possible to predict precisely how much physical ability will be regained. People usually show the greatest progress in being able to walk du... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Lamictal dosing: The pharmacokinetics of Lamotrigine follow first-order kinetics, with a half-life of 13.5 hours and volume of distribution of 1.36 l/kg. What this mea... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Aspirin Stroke: Uk researchers reviewed 287 trials of treating high-risk individuals with anti-platelets therapy. The review found that, overall, any anti-platelet th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Alcohol Concussion: I would avoid alcohol consumption until all symptoms of the concussion are gone. Headaches, short term memory loss, concentration difficulties, dizzin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Surgery Infection: Depends on depth and type of spinal surgery. If superficial, maybe only antibiotics. With a deeper infection, opening and draining any localized infe... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Acoustic Neuroma: An acoustic neuroma is a slow-growing tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. The symptoms vary based on the size of the tumor. Common ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Laminectomy Recovery: The pain sounds incisional or from the muscles around your operation. At four months postop, you need to give it more time. Try lower impact exercise... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
MRI NEEDED?: The most noninvasive way to accurately diagnose nerve compression is an mri. Neurologic exam and ct scans with contrast can also diagnosis this entity... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Pain Cervical Disc: Short answer is yes. Pain to all three regions can occur with a cervical disc herniation. Fortunately many people will see improvement of discomfort i... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Lacunar Stroke: Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Meningioma : Meningiomas arise from the meninges, the membranous layers surrounding the central nervous system. These tumors are usually benign in nature; however,... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Lumbar Infections: Lumbar wounds should have a 1-2% infection rate. If obesity is present, that figure could increase by another 2-3%.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Slipped Disc: Six to 12 weeks of nonsurgical treatment including but not limited to physical therapy, epidural injections and medication is usually prescribed. If ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Pituitary Tumor: The diagnosis of a pituitary tumor is more complex than thyroid levels. I encourage you to talk to a person specializing in endocrine function. To ans... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Venous thrombosis : The easiest way to prevent thrombosis (blood clots) is to maintain hydration and ambulate early. Leg muscle contraction massages the veins and helps p... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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