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Dr. Karl Schultz

Neurosurgery
Gainesville, GA
30 years experience male

Locations

The Longstreet Clinic Department of Neurosurgery

Gainesville, GA

Address

1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite 300, Gainesville, GA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

7705349800

About

Bio

I have a strong clinical interest in minimally invasive spine surgery (fusion and non fusion procedures), spine trauma, and general neurosurgical conditions of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
12 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Maybe: Assuming you mean a "grade 3" brain tumor, depending upon the specific subtype, radiation is the minimum treatment recommended. Certain subtypes respo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
No: Mad cow disease is believed to be a disease caused by the build up (and transmission) of a certain protein in the nerves of our brain. The resultant d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Meds and surgery: While it depends upon what you mean by excess sweating and where it is occurring, there is a condition called hyperhydrosis that will cause people to ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
May be normal: It is not uncommon to experience residual "numbness" in an area of your leg after a lumbar microdiskectomy. In fact the numbness sensation that you h... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Many: The answer depends on what exactly is causing your pain and where your pain is (back or leg or both). Not all herniated disks cause discomfort and not... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Discuss with MD: The duration of bracing is highly dependent on the type of fracture. You need to discuss this with your spine surgeon who is treating you.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Tumor: The cavernous sinus is a "lake" where many veins of the brain drain blood into. There are two such structures in the human brain (approximately behind... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Can be long: Recovery from treatment of a brain aneurysm can depend on several issues: did the aneurysm bleed before treatment? Were there any complications that ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Unknown: Aneurysms can be congenital (born with them) but are more commonly acquired (i.E develop as we age). They are associated with untreated hypertension, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
YES: Degenerative disk "disease" is a misnomer. This is not a disease but rather describes the normal age related processes that occur to our disks. These... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensati... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Depends on health: While there is no real 'cut off' age for surgical treatment of tn, it is generally known that older individuals, and patients with more medical condit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Unknown: No one really knows why pituitary tumors develop. Like most tumors of the body, we believe that a genetic "trigger" causes a cell to divide in an unc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Carotid stenting: Not all carotid blockage requires treatment and you should discuss this with a surgeon that treats this type of disease. In general, you can treat ath... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Many reasons: A 70 year old would have multiple reasons to have a stroke with or without surgery. During surgery, a stroke may occur as the result of changes in blo... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Surgery: Symptomatic syringomyelia can be treated with direct surgery which usually involves diverting the fluid from inside the spinal cord to some other spac... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Many causes: If you find that your palms, arm pits, feet, or face sweat quite profusely rather spontaneously and continuously, you may have a condition called hyp... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Affect many hormones: Pituitary tumors can affect a broad number of hormonal axis in our body including thyroid function, menstrual cycles in women, the ability of pregnant... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Not necessarily: While steroids can cause white cell counts to be elevated no matter how delivered (iv, epidural, oral, or in the muscle), this is usually a transient ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Nothing specific: Different shunt valves have different configurations. In general, the valve reservoir should depress and refill. I would not encourage frequent "pumpi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Yes: Depending upon the exact cause of the hydrocephalus, hydrocephalus in a neonate/infant may present purely with an enlarging head circumference without... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
General : While it depends on what type of spinal fusion you are referring to (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar) and for what condition the fusion was performed (... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schultz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schultz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) my partner has a pineocytoma and this explained it to us easily
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate it! (:

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2000

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
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