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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary

Neurosurgery
Bellevue, WA
19 years experience male

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Bellevue, WA

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1135 116th Ave NE, Suite 605, Bellevue, WA
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About

Bio

Dr. Chowdhary attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio. He completed both his internship and residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Chowdhary also completed his fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery in Los Angeles, California.

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Neurosurgery

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Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

135 Answers
113 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Most cases of gbm are not genetic and are rather congenital. You may have migraines and it would be best to see a neurologist for further evaluation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Possible but unlikel: Most headaches are not caused by brain tumors. If you have atypical headaches or the worst headache of your life, you should see a medical profession... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Headaches: Headache is a common symptom of brain tumors as are neurological changes including personality changes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Very rare : Brain tumors are very rare, so it is unlikely you have one. The most common symptoms is unrelenting headaches, especially if they wake you up from sl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
They can: Headaches are a common complaint in people who have brain tumors. The headaches can even wake you up at night which is unusual for most headaches. S... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Unlikely : It could be something as simple as dehydration or anemia. See your local medical professional for further evaluation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
They can be: The most common presentation of brain tumors is headaches. However, most headaches are not caused by brain tumors.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
It takes time: It takes many months for changes to the spinal cord to heal after the pressure is taken off. The hard part is to wait but it is important to keep up ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Not recommended: One of the few factors we can control in regards to aneurysms rupturing is blood pressure control (the other is stopping smoking). Caffeine in coffee... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: Most cerebral aneurysms are congenital in origin and rarely multiple unless you have an underlying genetic condition. If they did a full angiogram in... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Usually benign tumor: It is usually a benign tumor of the coverings of a nerve and occurs in nerves of your peripheral nervous system including cranial nerves.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Sign of Age: You often see these as we get older, especially if you have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. The small blood vessels in the brain, like e... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Only as a baby: Once your skull fuses, which is essentially done by two years of age, this problem should not occur.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Yes: Walking your dog at a mild pace will help relieve stress and calm you which can reduce blood pressure while you wait. There is no advantage to just l... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Yes/No: A ct scan has the advantage of being fast (and cheap from the insurance companies standpoint) and gives a good enough resolution as a screening test. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Yes and no: The tumor itself does not cause other problems but the side effects of the medicines used in treatment, like steroids, can. Optical tract brain tumor... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Anytime: Brain aneurysms can rupture without warning and instantly. If you have one, please see a medical professional so they can give you your personalized ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Given your young age, it would be doubtful that you had a hemorrhagic stroke. If symptoms persist for over a day, would seek evaluation from your pri... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Worsening of symptom: If you have increasing headaches, seizures, or neurological dysfunction, then that may be a sign of a tumor growing/regrowing. Otherwise, if the grow... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Myelopathy?: While spinal surgery can help relieve the pressure on your spinal cord, it takes time and rehab to gain what you have lost back. You may also have so... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Most often MRI done: An early stroke or a small stroke are the two most common strokes missed on a ct scan. An MRI is almost always done on every stroke patient as it giv... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Both : There is a genetic component to cervical stenosis but most often it is the result of repetitive injury and arthritic/degenerative changes as we get ol... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Depends : If it is a small stroke, a week or two. If it us a larger stroke it can take quite a bit of time for all the swelling to go away (2-6) weeks.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Nerve compression: It has that name because it describes a nerve root in the neck being pinched which causes pain to shoot down the arm (radiate in a radicular path).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Technically no: The term pregnant brain has been used to describe fogginess and forgetfulness during the pregnancy. Recent studies have shown that mental capacity an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
5mm in most cases: It depends on the location and as well as if it has grown, but 5mm is a good cutoff that many people use while others use 7mm.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Varies: There is no definitive answer for this because it depends on how bad your rupture was and what state it left you in. Most people recover to whatever ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Depends on symptoms : If you are having foraminal stenosis as a result of this, cervical traction, physical therapy and cervical nerve root blocks may help. If they help o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Usually immediately : Brain aneurysms are usually asymptomatic until they rupture so the first time you know you have one is when it bleeds.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Yes: Ballon or stent assistance can be very helpful in aneurysm treating as it can prevent coil herniation and stroke. You will need to be on anti platele... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Many factors: There are many conditions and factors that can lead to the formation of brain aneurysms. The most common are smoking and uncontrolled high blood pres... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Poor if bleeding: Ruptured brain aneurysms have a 40% mortality rate befor you make it to the hospital and a 50%mortality and poor outcome rate for those that survive. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Actually above: The trigeminal tract is located just above the cervical spine in the medulla.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Usually none: There are two main ways to treat them: 1. Coiling them 2. Clipping them. See your friendly neighborhood neurosurgeon to see which is best for you.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Yes and no: Spine surgery is performed by neurosurgeons as well as orthopedic spine surgeons but not general orthopedic surgeons.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Unlikely : Most meningiomas are benign and radiation is not indicated for treatment. If the meningioma is malignant, then radiation could be indicated after sur... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Viral infection: It sounds like the common cold which is likely a viral infection. Drink plenty of fluid and get some rest.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
TIA and Stroke: The brain needs oxygen to function properly and that oxygen is delivered by your blood. If you are not getting enough, the brain may suffer leading t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Possibly: Headaches are the most common symptom in people who have brain tumors but are also present in many less serious conditions. Headaches from brain tumo... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
In moderation : The risk of rupture for this aneurysm is about 0.5%/year based on our current data. Drinking a glass of wine a night should not cause it to rupture,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: All evidence we have so far suggests that cell phones do not cause brain tumors.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
High blood pressure: White matter changes are due to small strokes in the white matter tissue which most often occur with continuous high blood pressure, high cholesterol ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on what kind of tumor you have. Glioblastoma multiforme (gbm) is the most aggressive kind and you have a 3-6 month survival without treatm... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Unclear: Since we do not routinely scan people with MRI and ct scans of the head, aneurysm growth is a tough thing to measure. If an aneurysm is growing, it i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Wait: Until all symptoms resolve. And when you restart, go slowly and build back up to full activity.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Depends: When you have a brain aneurysm rupture, there is a 40% risk of death before you even make it to the hospital. For those who make it to the hospital,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
If it ruptures: Having a brain aneurysm does not automatically mean you will die. If it ruptures, then there is a 40-75% chance of death. Treatment has advanced a ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Possibly: If an aneurysm is large enough or a stroke old enough, you can see those on a head ct. An MRI is a better evaluation of an acute stroke and and mra o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Depends: If it is unstable, then you may need surgery to fix it. If it is stable, you may need a hard cervical collar to let it heal over the next 6weeks.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Yes: Always make sure that you have explored all options of aneurysm clipping and aneurysm coiling before you can make a truly informed decision. The proc... Read More

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Mar 19, 2013
Great surgeon and caring doctor
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Mar 25, 2013
one of the best neurosurgeons in washington state, so glad that dr. hong referred me to him!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chowdhary is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have had a brain tumor removed but I still have headaches all the ti
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My friend had this and they didn't treat it right. Now me
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Thanks for your quick reply! I want to thank you for your time. Thank you so very much.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR

Awards

Director of Neurosurgery
Director of Neuro-Interventional Surgery
Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, Washington - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Cerebrovascular Section
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Tumors Section

Publications

Stent-assisted coil emboilization of ruptured intracranial aneurysms: A retrospective multicenter review.
Hemorrhage and risk of further hemorrhagic strokes following cerebral revascularization in Moyamoya disease: A review of the literature.
Radiation associated tumors following therapeutic cranial radiation.
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