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Dr. Hazem Eltahawy

Neurosurgery
Detroit, MI
29 years experience male

Locations

Wayne State Universtiy Physician group

Detroit, MI

Address

Detroit, MI
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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St Joe’s Medical Group

Livonia, MI

About

Bio

I am a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery , pain and functional neurosurgery and brain and spine tumors.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes it's important: It could be a sign of liver cirhosis. You need to check for causes. This includes chronic alcohol ingestion, chronic hepatitis b or c or others, drug ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
It shouldn't: Given that it is a benign cyst, it should not recur especially if the cavity is filled.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Subarachnoid bleed: Nimodipine is a calcium channel blocker that helps open narrow blood vessels in the brain due to spasm from bleeding in the space around the brain ve... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Likely benign: While likely benign it is best to consult with your doctor to make sure it is not part of a more complex mass and to establish follow up imaging and r... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
To kill bacteria: Because the heat guarantees that the bacteria if any in the food are killed by the heating process.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Nerve or blood flow : Moist likely nerve compression either at the back or in the leg. Could get an EMG to check it. Could see a neurosurgeon to evaluate if you need imagin... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily : These are rather non specific symptoms. Best is to check with a pregnancy test if you miss the period.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Most likely gas: Gas in the stomach or colon is the most likely cause. But if you have risk factors for heart disease as hight cholesterol, diabetes, high blood press... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Neck and shoulder: Could be from either. Start with neck mri or emg. If negative then manage shoulder tear with orthopedics surgery .
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Adjust dosage : Most likely need to adjust (increase) dose to control the pins and needles in the foot. The burning in the cheek could be from a number of causes and ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Sleep : If only for a few minutes and otherwise memory is good then likely non specific and not cause for concern. It could be related to poor sleep : do you ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes : Generally safe. May cause weight gain and leg swelling.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Check with a GI doc: Please provide more details about age , medical history etc. If this has been going for a month, then you need to check her up with GI doctor for int... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Only a few days: If severe pain lasts more than that, you should ask your doctor to make sure there is no signs of infection, persistent CSF leak, disc inflammation et... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Loss of dopamine: Gradual loss of Dopamine cells in the brain and specifically an area called substantial nigra leads to a group of clinical symptoms and signs: tremor ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes: Nf 1 causes benign tumors typically in the skin nerves and the spinal nerve roots. Nf 2 typically causes tumors in the brain commonly in the eight ne... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes: If the fistula is internal and happens after abdominal surgery, it can lead to bypass of part of the intestine and therefore lead to short gut
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes: Pd is not infectious so there should be no contra indication to donate.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Incisional pain usually subsides with time unless a painful nerve swelling (neuroma ) develops which is very rare. Headaches have many potential caus... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yeast infection: It is not normal. Most likely a candida ( yeast) infection. Can be treated with an anyifungal local application . Can be prescribed by your primary do... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Dedication & stamina: Training after Med school is 7 yrs of residency and possible 1-2 yrs of fellowship. Hours are better regulated currently during residency but still ex... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Seizures: A range of neurological conditions can cause GI symptoms ranging from things as simple as anxiety to seizure disorders.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
EMG/cause/neurontin: Diagnosis : medical history for possible causes, EMG and nerve conduction studies to confirm diagnosis and blood tests for trace elements deficiencies... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Hydration: Likely acute viral stomach flu or food poisoning. Usually improves in a couple of days. He should remain hydrated with warm liquids as soups etc. if c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Constipation: Constipation, distention, swelling, abdominal discomfort
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Using assistance : If they are unable to turn due to loss of spinal cord function, then it is best to have an air mattress to avoid pressure sores. Otherwise they can us... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Could be fungal : Many reasons , it could be as simple as lack of regular hygiene of the area or could be due to a fungal infection. You can try one of the over the cou... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Sciatica : Most likely from a nerve root irritation possible disc herniation in the lumbar area in the lower back. It could improve with physical therapy and ant... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Likely from joints: Temporomandibular joint can click during opening/ closing your mouth or neck joints as well on moving the neck. If it is occurring on its own, then it... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
No: While piles do not cause abdominal pain but they can rarely be a manifestation of diseases that cause pain like liver cirrhosis or tumors.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Best to avoid oxycod: Oxycodone is best avoided if your knee problem is chronic. Some Opioids could cause or worsen vomiting and nausea. You should check other causes of vo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
After viral infectio: Many different causes. Likely a complication of a viral infection that caused loss of nerve of olfaction function. Was there a history of severe nose ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eltahawy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eltahawy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your kind reply much appreciated for professional input. England UK
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thanks so much but what could actually cause the burning plz
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ain Shams University
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

TOP DOCTOR, First Place, Michigan - 2018
THOUGHT LEADER, First Place, Michigan - 2018
TOP NEUROSURGEON , Second Place, THE NATION - 2018
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