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Dr. Ali Seifi

Critical Care
SanSan Antonio, TX
27 years experience male

Locations

University of Texas, Neurosurgery/ Neuro Critical Care

SanSan Antonio, TX

Address

Address 1, Address 2, SanSan Antonio, TX
Directions

Fax

(555) 555-5555

About

Bio

Ali Seifi, MD, FACP is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio who has served as an attending physician since 2012. He oversees the care of patients in University Hospital’s state-of-the-art Neurointensive Care Unit (NICU), as well as leads the unit’s daily operations. This NICU is the only intensive care unit in the region fully dedicated to the care of neurologically ill patients and staffed with physicians and nurses specially trained in the care of patients with brain, spine, and nervous system diseases .

Specialties
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Critical Care

Anesthesiology

Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

Persian

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Sepsis: It looks like that she developed sepsis after her intestine perforated and bacteria spread in her blood . This causes low blood pressure and depends o... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Hyperthyroid: Gastrointestinal symptoms and tiredness , could be a symptom of thyroid diseases: if with diarrhea maybe hyperthyroid and if with constipation could b... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Carotid receptors : Patients may develop cardia arrest from any kind of surgery. Regarding to solar surgery ( tonsillectomy ) since anatomically are located close to caro... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Radiculopathy: It doesn't looks like stroke . These symptoms could be pressure on your niece roots at the level of your back pain , if it's your neck area , it cause... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Brain Edema: Brain usually develops swelling starting 3 days after stroke and peak 5 days and decreases in 7 days . Your brain can swell as a result of injury, ill... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
No: No, it is also possible by a mask, depends on the type of surgery and duration of anesthesia , etc..
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
It depends !: You may need to be concern : •abdominal pain •appetite loss •coma •convulsions •diarrhea •irritability •jaundice •nausea •sweating •upset st... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Decompressive Crani: After large strokes , brain develops swelling usually between 3-5 days after stroke . This requires decompressive hemi crani , which removes bony sku... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Acetaminophen: •abdominal pain •appetite loss •coma •convulsions •diarrhea •irritability •jaundice •nausea •sweating •upset stomach •vomiting symptoms may... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Antibiotics : Depend on what infection and how bad it is , you need antibiotics . If it's sever you may Ned IV antibiotics as well.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Hypertensive cardiomyopathy causes thick heart muscles. Control blood pressure will slow the processs but the Herat size doesn't change back to norm... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
It depends : Family history at young age is a risk factor for heart attack , but it doesn't mean that you necessary will develop heart attack and it's not clear w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Depends: Not usually , very few brain tumors that are in bony skull may protrude from scalp and you can feel something.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Pneumonia/Bronchitis: Sometims the old patients after stroke developing bronchitis/ pneumonia specially if they are not able to swallow perfect. If he has fever , contact h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Hyperpituiturism ?: It looks like a pituitury pathology/tumor. Check brain MRI and see an endocrinologist . I need more information since you should have other symptoms... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Arrhythmia : You need to get an ekg first to see if you really have arrhythmia . Based on that you may need more studies including echo, holter , etc. Please go ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Heat Stroke: Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's te... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Stroke: Pregnancy increases risk of clot and stroke . I am not sure what do you mean from but pregnant. ? If you mean high cholestrol and pregnant ? Yes both... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Mini Stroke or TIA: Symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (tias) occur suddenly and are always temporary. They usually go away in 10 to 20 minutes. Symptoms of TIA may i... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Yes: Yes oral surgeon can fix that !
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: Treatment is n -acetylcysteine (nac). Treat patients with evidence of hepatic failure, metabolic acidosis, coagulopathy, and/or encephalopathy in an i... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Dialysis: Patients can have hd or pd for long time until they get transplant. As far as they don't get infection and get regular dialysis they will be ok for ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Symptoms ; Imaging: People with brain tumors often suffer from: headaches seizures sensory (touch) and motor (movement control) loss deep venous thrombosis (dvt, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Complicated : You need to check it with your physician since it depends on many parameters , but generally speaking: head ct, blood pressure, age, time onset of str... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Do not Strain !: You need to go see an ophthalmologist. Floaters and flickering spot with strain could be a sign of vitreous hemorrhage or retinal detachment. Go to op... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Stroke: Edema happens 5-7 says after stroke and then goes away. If she survives for this time , then she survives but will have weakness in one side ...
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
It could be sinusiti: It could be frontal or ethmoid sinusitis , i need more information : how long you have it ? Nasal congestion ? Nasal discharge? Headache when bend for... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Usually: Usually yes, it depends on the dose of propofol, generally speaking you will not rememeber the procedure with propofol.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Check BP: Check your blood pressure during exercise . You may have circulation problem in your head and neck.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Infection prevention: Results of the present meta-analysis suggest that systemic antibiotic prophylaxis significantly reduces the incidence of potentially serious infective... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Myocarditis Symptoms: The most common symptom of myocarditis is shortness of breath during exercise or exertion. This symptom usually develops 7 to 14 days after a viral il... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Disc surgery: Please do MRI ( i assume you already did ) and see a neurosurgeon , specially since you have pain in arms. Other symptoms are tingling and weakness of... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Go to ER !: Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects: no loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or dis... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
It depends: Yes, all bc pills have risk of clot, dvt, pe... The risk is also depends on other aggravating risk factors as you said such as smoke , family history ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Stroke: It's not safe and can cause trauma and more infection in uterus ... And cause urine infection as well.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
It Depends: Propofol is one of the best anesthtics although any medication has its own side effects.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
TIA: Diagnosing ministroke or TIA is not staight forward, sometimes you may have a small spot in your brain in mri( in dwi ), but the DX is mostly based on... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Anesthesia feeling: If you are asking about general anesthesia, you will have a quick fall in sleep, usually it is very deep that you don't recall anything . When you em... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Depends: If her surgery was recently , this is ok. It depends on that if she has this condition still several days after the surgery, or not.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
MRI: Do you have an MRI ? Do you have any symptom now ? You maybe numb and weak in thumb and 2nd 3rd fingers.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Anaphylactic React: No, anaphylactic reaction is with hypotension , shock , rash and breathing difficulty ....
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Dyspareunia : Ouch !: I don't know if you are female or male ? Generally speaking you can use Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream ( needs prescription ) or Lidocaine spr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Inter Scalen block: You can ask your anesthesiologist during preop visit to consider inter scalene block . There is possibility of failure in this block , so some ortho s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Tender ?: Is it close to your axillary ? Tender and red !? If red and tender it is probably infection and needs drain . If just lump and no pain it's lipid c... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Local / Topical: You may need to know that topical anesthetic is different with local anethetic. Topical anesthesia just numb the skin or mucosa and usually not a good... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Lidocaine topical: Using topical a esthetics for premature ejaculation usually are safe , although any medication has it's own side effects ! you may also consider Emla... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Patient will have gastrointestinal symptoms and pain in right upper part of abdomen. They have many other issues and abdominal pain is not the main co... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
ICU/CCU: Icu and critical care unit are the same , but in some hospitals ccu is cardiac care unit. Then : sicu is surgical icu, micu is medical ICU , nicu is n... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
~ 50% Stroke: Lupus patients are more likely to suffer a stroke than people without lupus. In fact, some people with lupus suffer from recurrent strokes, especially... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 27 years experience
Stroke: Yes. Cancer cause more clots in body and then cause more stroke.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seifi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seifi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! MRI done and awaiting results. It has taken so long though! :( Thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks i've got nausea.low blood pressure as usual.i take adult cold
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Thanks for your quick reply! Could it be ovulation and then implantation bleed? Never happened b4

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

SUMS
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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