Dr. Adam Lewis

Neurosurgery
Jackson, MS
37 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

Thursday: 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.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Licenses

United States: Mississippi

Doctor Q&A

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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Epilepsy: In addition to medications to control seizures, brain surgery may be performed to reduce or eliminate seizures. There are a variety of operations tha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Ignore: Myth: Avoid sleeping on your back or always on your left side.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Exercise/concussion: Itis important for the patient to avoid another concussion until after they have healed completely from the first concussion. Low impact exercises th... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Herniated discs: Herniated discs at the c2/c3 location are uncommon. The herniated disc at this level may be an indication of spine instability and it could be compre... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Brain injury: The old adage "use it or lose it" is never more true than in brain injury. Think of your brain as a muscle. The more that a person uses their brain, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Hydrocephalus : Ventriculoperitoneal shunts can become clogged from debris which is usually residual blood or brain tissue after a hemorrhage or previous brain surge... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Spina bifida: If you have progressive weakness and unable to walk after release of a tethered cord then return to see your neurosurgeon. There may be a new structur... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of the muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Cortical atrophy: Yes. The brain is like a muscle. If we don't use muscles, then they atrophy. Likewise with the brain we need to keep it stimulated with mental and phy... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Brain tumor: The extent of the dizziness (imbalance or vertigo) associated with a brain tumor is largely based on the location of the tumor, the type of tumor, and... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Alzheimers disease: ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and Alzheimer's disease are both neurodegenerative diseases. The muscles are not dead. It is the neurons that are dying. In... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of the muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: Before changing or stopping the Elavil (amitriptyline) call your prescribing physician. While the dosage is low and presumably the face pain is gone,... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Epilepsy: Epilepsy or a seizure disorder is very debilitating. People are often unable to drive a car or work. Socially they may be isolated too. If medications... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Back pain: You are developing breakdown or arthritis at the level above the fusion. The fusion acts as a lever and puts extra stress on the adjacent level. A CT ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Meningitis : Unlikely meningitis. Meningitis is usually viral or bacterial. Sensitivity to light, fever, chills, severe headache, and neck stiffness are classic si... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Back pain: It is difficult to determine the cause because the symptoms are nonspecific. Perhaps you are dehydrated or anemic and that is causing the dizziness (l... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
B6 vitamin: Yes. Bananas are rich in B6 vitamin which is used to synthesize neurotransmitters vital for brain function. The neurotransmitters include dopamine, se... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Brain aneurysm : If the aneurysm is completely occluded one year after coiling then it is very unlikely that the coils will become compacted and the aneurysm will recu... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Herniated disc: After the microdiscectomy for the herniated disc, there is a period of 6 weeks to 3 months where low impact sports are preferred to reduce the risk of... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Meningitis : Meningitis can be viral or bacterial. Sensitivity to light, fever, chills, severe headache, and neck stiffness are classic signs. A lumbar puncture an... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Borderline disorder: Very difficult to achieve. The person with borderline personality disorder has to be motivated to manage the symptoms and the other person has to lear... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Scoliosis: The indications for scoliosis surgery are based on the degree of the deformity and not the age of the patient. When the curve is greater than 40 degre... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Hydrocephalus: External hydrocephalus is a build up of cerebrospinal fluid over the surface of the brain rather than in the ventricles. Normally cerebrospinal fluid ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits p... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Back pain: There are many possible causes. If the pain starts in the back and radiates to the front then it could be a pinched nerve in the thoracic spine. Also ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Herniated disc: Not to worry but you should visit a neurosurgeon in the next week for evaluation and treatment. Hand tingling and weakness is a sign of cord compressi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Carpal tunnel: The vibrating sensation is likely carpal tunnel syndrome or another type of nerve entrapment. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause the hand vibration... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Tension migraines : Tension migraines worsen as the day progresses. The muscles of the neck and scalp spasm and lead to a vice like tension across the head. Often the hea... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Premature labor: The contractions are much too close together. Rest, put your feet up, and call your obstetrician as you may be in early labor.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Disc degeneration: Yes. Traction for the neck or back can relieve pressure on pinched nerves and realign the spine. Traction is used as an adjunct to other nonoperative ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Back pain: The most common causes of pain in this area is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. Also, an inflamed facet joint in the lumbar spine or the sacrospi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Back pain: No. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and aquatic therapy are other alternatives to surgery for low back pain and pinched nerves. Some patients ben... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Concussion : Generally no. I am not sure what kind of cyst or where it is located. Imaging of the cyst will show if there has been a change in the cyst. Discuss wi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Bell's palsy : Yes. The seventh cranial nerve controls movement of the facial muscles. Paralysis of the face can lead to an inability to close the eye. It is importa... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Herniated disc : Masturbation is unrelated the herniated (slipped) disc. The treatment options include physical therapy, chiropractic care, cortisone injections, back ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Cerebral aneurysm: Yes. An MRA of the brain is a screening test. Additional testing with a cerebral arteriogram is perforned to confirm a true aneurysm. A 1-2 mm aneurys... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Pinched nerve: The symptoms do not correlate with a pinched nerve. The problem may at the brain level rather than the nerve root. It is important to see a neurologis... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Cervical discitis: Inflammation of the cervical spine can cause fever if there is infection in the spine. Discitis, osteomyelitis, and epidural abscess can cause fever a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Brain injury: A head injury can have profound effects on personality, hormone function, and cognitive ability. It is important to see an endocrinologist to exclude ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Back pain: The most common causes of pain in this area is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. Also, an inflamed facet joint in the lumbar spine or the sacrospi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Compression fracture: Mild compression fractures in healthy premenopausal women are usually treated with a back brace. Healing ranges from 6-13 weeks in non smokers. When t... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Bell' palsy : There are differences between a stroke and Bell's palsy. After a stroke where the face is weak, the person can still wrinkle the forehead. In Bell's p... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Cervical spondylosis: A non contrast ct scan can resolve a bulging disc in a thin person. A MRI or myelogram ct scan provides better resolution of the pathology.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Neurological: Neurological illnesses can cause cognitive problems such alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. See a neurologist and obtain... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Nerve damage: Peripheral nerves do heal but it does take time to regenerate. Occupational therapists will work on improving range of motion and reducing tendon tigh... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Neck pain: There are seven cervical (c) bones or vertebral bodies in the neck. Between each vertebral body is a disc. At the c3/4 and c6/7 disc levels there is ... 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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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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