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Dr. Adam Hebb

Neurosurgery
Englewood, CO
22 years experience male

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Englewood, CO

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499 E HAMPDEN AVE STE 220, Englewood, CO
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About

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Dr. Hebb is a board certified neurosurgeon, specializing in neuro-oncology and functional neurosurgery, including deep brain stimulation, epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Hebb completed his medical degree at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. During medical school, he studied experimental cellular therapies in Parkinson’s disease and received multiple awards, including the American Parkinson's Disease Foundation fellowship for the American Society of Neural Transplantation and Repair conference, and the Georgina Clark Studentship in Neurodegenerative Disorders. Dr. Hebb completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was awarded the Zhao Zi-Zhen Neurosurgery Resident Award for clinical and operative skill, research excellence, and humanism as a physician and surgeon. Following residency, Dr. Hebb continued his training at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he completed fellowship training in neuro-oncology and epilepsy surgery. During this training, an award from the American Epilepsy Foundation, the William Gowers Clinical Research Fellowship, supported Dr. Hebb’s research effort in human neurophysiology. After completion of his neurosurgical education in 2007, Dr. Hebb joined the faculty at the University of Washington, where his clinical practice was specialized in neuro-oncology, functional neurosurgery, trigeminal neuralgia and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Hebb led a neurosurgical resident education course for five years, leading classes of neurosurgical residents to success in their academic examinations. Dr. Hebb relocated to Denver to join the Colorado Brain and Spine Institute in 2012 where he continues to lead a specialty neurosurgical practice. Dr. Hebb’s approach offers specialized, coordinated care with a highly trained team providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment focused on each patient’s individual needs. His team offers compassionate and coordinated care from diagnostics and treatment through rehabilitation. Dr. Hebb partners with the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI), recognized as a Center of Excellence (COE) to provide treatment and research in illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, epilepsy and brain tumors. Dr. Hebb is dual board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. His research interests include human neurophysiology, including engineering applications to interface with the human brain, potentially leading to augmentation of function for neurodegenerative disease. He is affiliate faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Denver.

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Neurosurgery

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Cause not known: The "essential" in essential tremor means we do not know the cause. It is just tremor, with no other identifiable problem -- essentially just the trem... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Anatomy: This depends on your anatomy and the location of the disc herniation. Certain types of disc herniations are ideally approached using an endoscopic tec... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
VNS: Vagus nerve stimulation is a neuromodulation system that provides constant electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve in the neck. It is indicated for ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Consider options: Dear ms lynch, a percutaneous trigeminal balloon micro compression can be very successful for trigeminal neuralgia with multiple sclerosis. This is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Tarsal tnnl syndrome: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Complex Issue: Gait is a very complex neurological function that relies on many systems functioning together. I would recommend that you see a specialist in dbs prog... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Pain in the face can be caused by nerve injury, irritation from infection or tumor, compression of the nerve by a blood vessel, or inflammation in the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Complex: This is a complex issue and cannot be answered in simple terms. The primary pathology is critical.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
MVD, Gamma Knife: Trigeminal neuralgia must be diagnosed by an expert medical consultation as it could reflect a more serious condition. Typical trigeminal neuralgia... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Tremor, Poor Control: Tremor or poor control of movement are typical presenting signs. Loss of smell can also be a sign of pd.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Meds and surgery: Trigeminal neuralgia is treated with medications first. These medications are a special class of medications that are also used to treat epilepsy. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Pain in the face can be caused by nerve injury, irritation from infection or tumor, compression of the nerve by a blood vessel, or inflammation in the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Disc Degeneration: Gas can become trapped in an intervertebral disc that is undergoing age and stress related degeneration. It could be associated with a pinched nerve.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Consultation: Nerve damage is first assessed by a careful medical examination.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
A few options: I usually choose Gabapentin or Oxcarbazepine to treat nerve pain.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Immediate: Nerve root injections are usually performed with a local anesthetic drug that works immediately.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Antiinflammatory Med: Severe nerve irritation may be treated with an antiinflammatory medication such as a steroid medication. These medications may have significant side e... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
MRI and hormones: An MRI is important to follow the size and recurrence of a pituitary tumor. However, for some pituitary tumors, a cure is often defined by the levels ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
The cell of origin: Schwannomas are tumors of the nerves, where meningiomas are tumors of the lining of the brain and spinal cord.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Often very successfu: Epilepsy is often very treatable with surgery. Successful treatment requires careful identification of the brain location. This can be very challengin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: Dbs for dystonia is approved as a humanitarian device exemption by the fda in the United States. It can be very effective. See this link: http:... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
3 years: The median survival for patients with a diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma is 2.8 years (reference: journal of neurosurgery. 2007 apr;106(4):575-8... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: Gamma knife is relatively very safe. There is a very remote risk that the radiation delivered for treatment could cause a new form of cancer. This ris... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes Class 1 evidence: There is high quality medical evidence for significant benefit from dbs in parkinson's disease. See this link: http://jama.Jamanetwork.Com/article... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Longer recovery: There are 3 types of ulnar nerve repositioning for a ulnar nerve entrapment syndrome: 1. Simple decompression 2. Subcutaneous ulnar transposition ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: There was a recent randomized study in the United States called the rose study that evaluated radiosurgery (gamma knife), compared with open surgery f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Multiple: Surgeries to treat tn can be divided into: 1 - surgeries which damage the nerve 2 - decompression of the nerve nerve damaging procedures includ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
PD,ET,Dystonia,OCD: Dbs is fda approved in the United States for parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dystonia and obses... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: Ulnar nerve transposition is equivalent to an ulnar nerve decompression operation for entrapment at the elbow.
A female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
This is event mark: This is likely an event mark from the eeg software by the brand xltek.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Complex: Brachial plexus repair is complex. Repair earlier than 9-12 months is associated with better outcomes, if repair is possible.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Different: Trigeminal neuralgia and cluster headaches are very different in their causes and treatments. Stress can amplify any pain condition, and re-occurr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Face sensation: The trigeminal nerve, or cranial nerve 5, provides sensation to the eye, face, and tongue. It also provides the motor strength to the muscles of the j... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Low testosterone: In men, pituitary tumors often cause a decreased testosterone level. The anterior portion of the pituitary gland produces luteinizing hormone (lh), wh... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Infection: Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, which is the covering of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be life threatening.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Not usually: Trigeminal neuralgia usually affects only one side of the face. However, there are rare circumstances where trigeminal neuralgia can be on both sides.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
A few choices: I usually choose Gabapentin or Oxcarbazepine to treat nerve pain.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioni... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: Usually subdural hematomas start when there is a traumatic injury, and the subdural can enlarge over the course of 1-2 days.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Entrapment tibial n.: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Options: There are options to treat your pain, including medication, interventional pain procedures, and spinal cord stimulation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Nerve graft: Nerves can be injured (and repaired) many different ways. Damaged nerves can be sutured back together, but sometimes require a graft in between the ne... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Regeneration: The sciatic nerve travels through the buttocks. The femoral nerve travels through the groin. Nerves can often regenerate, but may require surgical exp... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Possibly: Epilepsy is a disorder of the regulation of electrical activity in the brain. Often, patients who suffer from epilepsy have constant abnormal electric... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Consultation: Deciding the best surgery requires a careful surgical consultation including a high quality mri. Microvascular decompression, gamma knife radio surger... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Radiculopathy: A pinched nerve in the spine is called a radiculopathy. This can be assess by a careful neurological examination. An MRI may be required.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Medications: There are specialized medications for pain that is related to sensory neuropathy, which is what you are describing. These medications are generally th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Needle procedures: Minimal surgery option exist, such as percutaneous trigeminal rhyzolysis and balloon microcompression. These are highly successful.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Gliomas: Gliomas are tumors of the support cells for neurons. Neurons rely on these support cells for metabolism of the neurotransmitters. We do not fully unde... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
No: This type of tumor is frequently able to be completely resected. A biopsy may lead to risk to nerve function.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hebb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hebb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. Spoke w/ neurologist. He mentioned this also.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Awards

Zhao Zi-Zhen Neurosurgery Resident Award, University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery
Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, Colorado - Winter
2013
Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, Colorado - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Publications

Transient and state modulation of beta power in human subthalamic nucleus during speech production and finger movement.
Effect of deep brain stimulation on postencephalitic parkinsonism: A case report.
Cortical stimulation mapping and Wada results demonstrate a normal variant of right hemisphere language organization.
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