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Dr. Kathryn Ko

Neurosurgery
NY
35 years experience female

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Neurosurgery

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United States: New York

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256 Answers
53 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Find out what type of brain tumor it is. There is a huge difference in treatments based on the type.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Soy, almond or coconut milk often have more sugar than dairy milk. Watch when substituting dairy.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Use water based: make up only and oil absorbing papers to your face. Also a dusting cosmetic powder will take up the oils nicely.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Loss sex drive: after TBI is very common and can take several years to recover.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Prob healing ok: keep area clean, don't pick at it, if redness increases or you notice discharge go back to GYN. 5 wks typically a bit late for infection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Counseling: Eating disorders are not as rare as you might imagine. Many ppl suffer from these. Seek the help of a therapist who can help not only the lack of ap... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
No: sleep deprivation not a good idea at UR age, but it won't make U shorter..
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Not typical: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost every organ in the body, however the ear lobe swelling is not associated w/ secondary Sjorgrens
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: if your nails are ok this is normal. Keep nail polish, fake nails and the like to a minimum so the nails can "breathe".
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Usually painful: If you have no history of trauma- spontaneous dissection typically affects persons in middle age.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Probably: did you suffer a cut in the area? if not and skin was intact probably part of healing process.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Sorry to hear: if your neurosurgeon told you that the CT and Xrays indicate shunt is ok then doubtful that surgery is planned. However, speak to your doc about anoth... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes for now: give the elbows and forearms a rest.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Prob yeast: Could be either although yeast more likely. try takin over the counter yeast meds and avoid that particular condom~
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Bleach Headache: Depending on the concentration of bleach and the area you cleaned headaches can occur related to inhaling fumes and vapors. Please ensure that when y... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Prob lymph node: If you are otherwise healthy, it's probably a lymph node. Check to see if you have any irritation in the area above the lump? in your scalp also. If... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Long list: Many complications can occur, fortunately the procedure is done regularly with good results. My Healthtap Colleague outlined these very well.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Low probability: DVT is a serious condition. The typical location for leg DVT is the back of the knee and the calf. The purple color is worrying me. Please go to you... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Usually 2-3 wks: fissures lasting more than 6 wks are chronic but treatment is still effective. watch your diet, use good hygiene and be patient. Increase your ligui... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Ask UR doc: If Omeprazole isn't working ask your doc to prescribe an alternative to help. Do not stop without consulting your doc first. Some side effects inclu... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Flu or cold: sounds like you are coming down with a "bug". Watch the symptoms carefully, drink lots of liquids and get proper rest.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Try it: if there is no anatomical reason for this~ I see you listed in your history that your docs said work up was "fine" then try aspirin. I see you are a... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Chances low: take the xarelto as prescribed and continue regular follow up wth your doc. Keep well hydrated.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Why not: give it a try, ensure that the tones aren't loud. In general if the person standing beside you can hear whats playing in your earphones, it's too lo... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Glad U had good: treatment from ENT to rule out CSF leak!
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes and maybe: I'd refrain from alcohol and let the brain fully recover, still takes time. Non contact physical activity is a good idea. Glad you are healing!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Low blood sugar: and dehydration type headache. Try to keep a healthy approach to your life and lifestyle. Maintain regular diet and drink atleast 8 glasses of water... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Take it slo: eat regular meals and a solid diet. take care and get plenty of rest.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Very possible: most patients have remissions, a very tiny percentage have chronic symptoms. Make sure your treating doc has experience with this entity, lots of new... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
2nd opinion can help: Never hurts to get your results verified by another doctor.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Not usually: Usually not associated with single trauma event.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Rinse the tub well: Bleach can be very irritating to the skin. Rinse the tub thoroughly before allowing anyone to have a bath in it. Better yet use the shower until you... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Do investigate what triggers your vertigo. Keep a notebook listing each episode.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Physical therapy: try some mild pain reliever- over the counter like ibuprofen or alleve. Also, snroll in physical therapy program- get referral fr your doc.
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Exercise smart: I'm glad U R setting goals about your health. Get a regular exercise program consisting of activities you can do with your physical abilities. I usua... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Prob not: Some states accept medicaid coverage for wisdom teeth extraction, it appears that Kentucky does not. To be sure call the clinic and ask the staff dire... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Headaches common: Go back to your doc for a check up. Headaches after concussion are common. Your doc can suggest meds to help relieve the headaches after you are che... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Unlikely: anything that puts pressure on an artery can lead to stroke. Typically strokes like heart attacks occur when the artery is compromised or narrowed fr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Scar discolor: scars take a while to become less visible. As long as it's not infected keep the area clean, have her avoid picking at it. If your daughter is in go... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Irritated an injury: well you aggravated your original injury. The swelling is probably related to increased bleeding and bruising. Keep the area clean, watch carefully fo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: probably a bruise or sprain if related to injury. No playing or running for 5 days. If the pain or swelling gets worse please go to your doctor. Also ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Xray: best way to start is get an xray. This can also be a ligament or tendon sprain.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Not Cancer: It is normal to be nervous and worried. Pineal cysts are benign. Please have regular follow ups with your neurologist or neurosurgeon. Periodic sca... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Go to your doctor: You are right to ask for help. Time to go to your doctor to have this checked out. And stock up on condoms for the future.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Stay active: try to move as much as possible within the constraints of your physical abilities. Walk, swim, dance, what ever you can do. It's never too late to l... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Low risk: Shampoo probably removed the semen.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Possibly: always good to double check these test results. Good luck, hope the results are good as last time.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes time for check: up with the ophthalmologist. Also good idea to have eyes checked at least yearly.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Yes: usually lasts a few days to 1 wk after. If gets worse please call your surgeon to discuss. Sounds like you're on road to recovery! hang in there!
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Get eyes checked: If you are otherwise in good health, schedule appt with ophthalmologist. If you have other health issues time for check up with your primary care doc... Read More
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Aug 4, 2014
Dr. Ko is a great addition to our Healthtap family. Extremely knowledgeable in Neurosurgery and medicine across the board- she is providing an invaluable service to the public via Healthtap. I endorse...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ko is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ko is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks, the ADRs are working correctly, in position. Not everyone understands about MRI and artifact. Levels above good. Getting CT myelogram Wed.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The pain is bearable, I'm taking paracetamol when it is severe. I hope it will improve by the time as you said. Thanks for your help
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks much. None of the other answers seemed to connect it with the Meniere's problem as well. Makes sense to me!

Education & Training

Residency

KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER
Completed 1991

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