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Dr. Adam Lewis

Neurosurgery
Jackson, MS
36 years experience male

Locations

Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic

Jackson, MS

Address

971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 1250, Jackson, MS, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(601) 366-7311

Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Jackson, MS

About

Bio

I am a neurosurgeon practicing in Jackson Mississippi since 1996. I have performed over 15,000 operations and my practice includes aneurysm surgery, skull base surgery, endoscopic brain surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, complex spine surgery, spinal cord stimulation and sacroiliac joint fusions. I work with several medical device companies as a consultant in the design of new instruments and implants for the spine. I enjoy spending time with my family. We often cook together, swim, and ride bicycles. I enjoy giving back to my community and support a variety of charities including the Batson Children's Hospital and St. Andrews Episcopal School.

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Neurosurgery

Licenses

United States: Mississippi

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Pregnancy bleeding: Call your obstetrician. There are many causes for bleeding (including early labor) in late pregnancy. A detailed history and guidance is required from... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Continue to exercise, eat a healthy diet, challenge your brain, and create a network of support.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Avoid tight fitting shoes, Wear clean dry socks and comfortable shoes. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Place ice bags on the head, neck, armpits and groin to provide rapid cooling.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: I bumped my head now I have headaches and feel nauseated. I am worried that I suffered a concussion.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ulnar nerve: The ulnar nerve runs superficially across the elbow in the cubical tunnel. It can easily become traumatized with a blow to the elbow. It is important ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Herniated discs in the back are similar to a torn meniscus in the knee. Both are torn cartilage.
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Multiple sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis is an inflammation of the covering (myelin) of nerves. After the myelin is depleted the nerve resembles a wire without insulation. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Headaches: A herniated disc in the neck can cause muscles to spasm and lead to tension migraines. There may be difficulty turning the neck, radiating shoulder or... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Brain damage: Yes. Brain damage can manifest in many ways depending on the location, the severity, and the cause of the damage. Whether it is reversible or irrevers... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Sharing and reminiscing about fun and exciting past events with your partner will enhance desire.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Eating in the raw. Always healthy for the soul. Good for the heart too.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Diplopia: Diplopia or double vision can be caused by a variety of conditions. The double vision can be side by side, at a diagonal, or vertical. Diplopia occurs... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Listen to fun music, get out of the house, open the shades, get exercise, and meet friends daily.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Vastu remedies: There is no known cause for parkinson's disease. There are several excellent western medical options for parkinson's disease. A neurologist can help w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Parkinson's disease: The reason or cause for parkinson's disease is unknown. The disease arises from a progressive loss of Dopamine producing neurons or nerve cells in the... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant and can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. The prescribing physician will monitor blood pre... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears has many possible causes and infection is one of them. As the infection resolves, so should the tinnitus. See your ea... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Head injury: Hitting the top of the head can be jarring to the brain and the neck. It is difficult to comment on your description of 'nerves in my face are jumping... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Herniated disc : The pain and numbness that you describe may be a herniated disc in in the neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in the neck can mimic angina or heart... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Nerves : It is hard to know what you mean by the statement that your nerves are so fine. If you mean that the nerves are hypersensitive then anxiety and stres... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Syringomyelia: It is important to determine the cause of the syringomyelia. It is better to treat the cause or drain the syrinx rather than cover up the pain with co... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Stroke: A stroke can lead to difficulty speaking and weakness and numbness in the facial and mouth muscles leaving a person with the sensation of a thick tong... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Meningoencephalitis: Amoebic meningoencephalitis is extremely rare (fewer than 10 cases in the US in the past decade). The disease is contracted through the nasal sinuses ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Arm numbness: Numbness in the arms often occurs from sleeping with the arms bent or working in a job with a lot of repetition. Other frequent causes include spinal ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Scoliosis: Yes. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. Specific x-rays for the spine and a deformity specialist to evaluate the alignment of your spine can b... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part o... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Sacralization: Sacralization is a congenital anomaly that occurs when the transverse processes of the L5 vertebral body fuse to the ilium. The person appears to have... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Brain tumor: A cerebellar tumor is located in the coordination center of the brain. The symptoms may or may not be related to the tumor. The size, location and typ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Coccydinia: Degenerating discs in the lumbar spine lose elasticity and cushioning which can lead to tail bone pain. Cortisone injections (caudal block) along wit... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: You are describing a pinched nerve in to low back that is compressing either the left L5 or S1 nerve root. The pain comes and goes based on position. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Sciatic pain: Yes. Ice is an excellent anti-inflammatory option. Try alternating moist heat to relax muscles and ice to reduce swelling. Physical therapy and stretc... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Cubital tunnel : Tingling in the fourth and fifth fingers is usually due to irritation or impingement of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). Avoid ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Scoliosis : Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be he... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Disc degeneration : There are no studies that show that eating gelatin improves disc function or resolves discopathy (disc degeneration). Avoid tobacco use, exercise core... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Mid back pain: The pain you describe is where the rib head inserts on the spine. The rib head may have become inflamed or malpositioned. See a back specialist or a c... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Hydrocephalus: Neurosurgeons begin by taking a careful history and physical examination. Specifically, are the headaches are related to the shunt or some other cause... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Back pain : The pain may be originating from the back, sacroiliac joint, colon, or left hip. A careful history, physical examination, and imaging studies will lik... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Concussion: Unlikely that you have a slow hemorrhage but a concussion is likely. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. Your physician may order an imaging st... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Headaches: It is difficult to answer your question because I don't know what kind of headaches or what kind of tablets that you are taking. Since the medication ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Mastoiditis: Yes. I would return to the ear nose and throat surgeon who treated you previously for an evaluation. You may need updated imaging of the mastoid air c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Pregnancy: Discuss with your obstetrician the best and correct options for daily activity levels. The back pain is due to relaxation of the pelvic ligaments in p... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Neck pain: Yes. People with arthritis in the low back often have arthritis in the neck. A pinched nerve in the neck can lead to radiating arm pain, headaches, nu... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Tegretol: Yes. Tegretol can cause nausea, jittery feeling, imbalance, and flu-like symptoms if the dose is too high or when the dose is reduced or tapered. Tegr... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Depression: Don't allow small minded bigots to rule your world. You have as much right as they do to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Sexual orientati... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Herniated disc: The symptoms that you describe are consistent with a herniated disc in the neck. I suspect the headaches originate from the neck and are unrelated to ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Headache medication: Yes. The strength of the medication decreases over time. It is close enough to the expiration date that the medication should still be effective.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Brain tumor: There are a variety of reasons that you could have suffered a grand mal seizure. First, an MRI of the brain is necessary to exclude a recurrent brain ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Spine surgery: Most states have a pool of money for health care for people who work and have no insurance. It is called vocational rehabilitation. Check with your su... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Carpal tunnel: See your surgeon to evaluate the hives to be sure that they are not related to the surgery. Infection or shingles can mimic hives so it is important t... Read More
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Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Lewis is a caring, knowledgeable and gifted neurosurgeon. He is skilled and gentle in his approach with patients. He provides easy to understand, concise answers to questions. He has excellent be...Read More
Jul 19, 2014
Excellent well thought out answers. An excellent resource for patients and an asset to healthtap. Anybody who takes their personal time, to answer patient questions and does so without anything in ret...Read More
Jun 10, 2014
What a wonderful store of concise understandable information. Dr. Lewis also often provides clear suggestions and advice. I hope he continues to be helpful in his answers and comments - I learn so muc...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am 3 years in from anterior and posterior and still have severe spasms but was worried something was wrong with the hardware this alleviated my fears.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks will contact my doctor first thing tom as I do suffer from bladder infections but I no its not that so I hope it aint kidney stones will letuno

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard College
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

University Hospital, Inc.

Residency

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center

Residency

Good Samaritan Hospital

Residency

University Hospital, Inc.

Residency

Type in hospital or program
Completed 1996

Awards

Southern Neurosurgical Society Award 1995, Southern Neurosurgery Society Award 1994
Chief of Neurosurgery St Dominic's Hospital 2012-2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Jackson Region, MS - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Tumor Section
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
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