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Dr. Kevin Vaught

Neurosurgery
Cape Girardeau, MO
29 years experience male

Locations

Regional Brain and Spine, LLC

Cape Girardeau, MO

Address

1723 Broadway, Suite 410, Cape Girardeau, MO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

5733399709

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Coventry Health Care

First Health Group Corporation

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

791 Answers
245 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: I have never heard of that.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Common problem: Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common problem especially for those older than 50. It can be managed conservatively in many patients for years. If surger... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Skeletal anatomy: A myelogram and post myelogram ct is a very useful study that can assist your surgeon in studying your spine anatomy, particularly the bone of the ske... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
3 months: The average time needed for a vertebral compression fracture to heal is 3 months. Radiation does not help.
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
See your doctor : Physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, chiropractic care, cervical traction are common initial treatment options.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: In general, these two problems would not be related.
A 29-year-old female asked:
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29 years experience
8-10 weeks: For a uncomplicated microdiscectomy, most patients can begin to gradually resume normal activities after 6-8 weeks. Obviously, your surgeon should be ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Months: For many patients, the numbness resolves . However, it can take several months. In a smaller percentage it persists but tends to be less bothersome ov... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Both are ok: Both neurosurgeons and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons treat spinal disorders. It is worth your time to learn about your surgeon before con... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Surgery: If you have completed a proper work-up and have failed a reasonable period of conservative care ( at least 6-8 weeks ) and you are in significant pain... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
It can cause it: Typical symptoms of an acute lumbar radiculopathy are severe, lancinating pain in a consistent distribution. Other symptoms include numbness or tingli... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Talk to doctor: Ask about the extent of the stroke, recommended treatment plan, possibility of rehab, preventative measures to reduce the risk of a future stroke. Go... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Depends : I assume that you are not hospitalized and did not have a loss of consciousness. If you are not having any current symptoms, drinking water should be... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Not one: I am not aware of any. There is an enormous difference between those two professions.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Yes: The symptoms that you describe are consistent with a lumbar disc herniation. You should consider seeking medical evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Craniotomy: If surgery is required, a craniotomy is typically performed to evacuate the blood clot.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Call his surgeon: Your husband may be anemic. I would suggest that you call his surgeon and share your concerns. His surgeon would want to hear about your observations... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Sure: Dedicate yourself to your school work. When old enough, look for volunteer opportunities in a local hospital. Plan to do what it takes to do very we... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Sure: Brain death means you are dead. Coma means your brain is very ill and you are not conscious.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: After recovery from surgery, work on weight control and core strengthening . Additional vitamins are not needed.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Keep an eye on it.: Just take it easy and give the hand a chance to heal. If the pain worsens, follow-up with your surgeon. If takes about 6 weeks for the hand to heal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Usually : Although the frequency and severity of symptoms may vary, once you have cts, it does not go away. It can be temporarily worse during pregnancy. Many... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Depends: This is a common problem. It may improve with time.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. No issues.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: X-rays would not show a herniated disc. Diagnostic studies commonly used are a MRI or myelogram /ct. The work-up of disc problems is not typically pe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Yes: The majority heal with conservative care. Check out spine-health.Com.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Depends: After a dbs, it is common to decrease the dose of the parkinson's medications. How much and how fast depends. It would be best to follow-up with your... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
X-rays first: Simple x-rays can confirm that you are fused. If you are, yes you can resume running.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Time for consult: If you have not already done so, i would suggest a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon and a MRI of your shoulder. The length of your symptoms s... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
It can.: A CSF can cause nausea. The most common symptom is severe positional headaches.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: Rarely, an elderly patient may have intra-operative or post-operative complications that can be life threatening. Spinal stenosis itself is not life... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Second opinion.: Second opinions are always worthwhile in a situation like yours.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Take it easy: For someone your age, most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity,... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Don't worry: A lumbar puncture is a common diagnostic test. In your case, it appears that the radiologist has been consulted to perform the study using fluoroscop... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Yes: That is almost 4 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen) per day. This can cause liver damage. If you need that much narcotic, going to a sustained releas... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
See a neurosurgeon.: Based on your description. You should see a neurosurgeon for further evaluation. It is hard to be more specific with a formal evaluation and review ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: Get a referral from your primary care doctor. Good luck.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: The disc has no capacity to regenerate itself or reverse degenerative changes that have occurred. Check out spine-health.Com.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Both are ok: Both neurosurgeons and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons treat spinal disorders. It is worth your time to learn about your surgeon before con... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Check it out: After falling down the stairs, i would be more concerned of a spinal fracture if your pain is severe. A musculoskeletal injury is also possible. If ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Call around : First, call the doctor that you have been referred to and request to be put on their cancellation list in case someone with an earlier appointment can... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Common sx: It is a common surgery. It is typically done on an outpatient basis. Most patients do well if there is not already nerve damage.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: A lumbar disc herniation would not cause neck pain. Check out spine-health.Com.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Any kind: Any significant head injury can result in a. Seizure disorder.

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Sep 12, 2013
Outstanding Surgeon and Physician.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vaught is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vaught is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, is there a time limit I need to wait? I just want my life back! With my DDD will this ever improve? It seems to get worse the more active I
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I sent you a personal message. Can you read my report? let me know:)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have maintenance ECT and it is great for me. Almost no memory loss.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

University of Tennessee, Memphis

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Cape Girardeau Region, MO - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Cape Girardeau Region, MO - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Cape Girardeau Region, MO - Summer
2013

Publications

Spinal surgery: an unusual case of spinal epidural abscess.
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