Dr. Mijail Serruya

Neurology
Philadelphia, PA
18 years experience male

Locations

Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center

Philadelphia, PA

Address

4050 South 26th Street, Suite 140, Philadelphia, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(215) 955-0606

About

Bio

I am a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in behavioral neurology. I completed my undergraduate and medical training at Brown University and neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. My clinical expertise focuses on brain conditions that alter behavior and cognition, such as concussion and other traumatic brain injury, attention-deficit disorder, memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and mood, energy and cognitive changes associated with epilepsy, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. I am familiar both with standard-of-care diagnostic and medication approaches and also with evidence-based herbal supplements and non-pharmacologic techniques including meditation, biofeedback and standardized clinical hypnosis. I also earned a doctoral degree in neuroscience focusing on neuroprosthetics that comprise direct brain-computer interfaces to restore independent function in children and adults with neurological disease and injury.

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Safe: A lidocaine patch can be a good option for patients in whom giving a drug by mouth can cause side effects throughout the body. While some of the patch... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Caution with taper: If a medication were being taken daily for several months, the brain may build tolerance such that rapid cessation could cause unpleasant withdrawal s... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Melatonin is safe: In a neurologically normal, generally healthy adult, there should be no adverse effects from melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone naturally secreted by t... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Multi-prong approach: Migraines and other headaches can be treated after taking a complete neurological history and examination in-person with a neurologist. Treatments inc... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Multi-prong approach: Anxiety may cause many unusual sensations in the body and thankfully these can be treated, even after they have been present many years. Effective tre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Unlikely: While certain brain tumors can cause headaches, they usually are not so focal. New, persistent headache can best be assessed by in-person medical foll... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Exercise and diet: Nootropics are chemicals that enhance cognition. The most effective ways to boost cognition are regular, aerobic (out-of-breath / sweating) exercise a... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: Even in the setting of a normal brain MRI, there are many possible causes of changes in language, memory, orientation, concentration in balance. Brain... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Persistent symptoms: These questions should be discussed with an ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist in person. Intermittent IIH papilledema is usually not a problem ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Possibly: Clonazepam (Klonopin) and lorazepam (Ativan) are benzodiazepines, the former broken down by liver enzyme CYP3A4. Some data suggests that Rhodeola rose... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: Numb, tingling sensations are called "paresthesias" and should be evaluated with a complete neurological exam and history in-person. If the rest of th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Maybe: Traumatic injury to the head may put tension on, and in some cases completely disrupt, the nerves that convey the sense of smell. These nerves are uni... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Headaches common: Headaches are the most common symptom of concussion. For most people who have had a concussion, if headaches occur they go away after a few weeks. In ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Close follow-up: Stimulants, including Vyvanse, Adderall, Focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) Ritalin/Concerta, all work very quickly in the body. While it may take time and... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Patchy insulation: Chronic means this process has been going on for years in the brain. White matter is the part of the brain where the "communication cables" are, and t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
No, distinct steroid: Medrol is methylprednisolone and Florinef is fludrocortisone. While both are corticosteroids and have overlapping effects, they are not identical. Flo... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: Depression- whether due directly from the stroke altering the brain's circuits that regulate emotion, or from a personal reaction to any limitations i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Dopamine: "Pleasure centers" include the ventral tegmentum and nucleus accumbens, areas deep in the brain that use dopamine to signal intensely pleasurable expe... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
2 tests not enough: MCI ("mild cognitive impairment") is an evolving term; usually neurologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists use more than just two tests to cla... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Epley maneuver: Get a script from your doctor for physical therapy or vestibular therapy and have the therapist evaluate you and perform the Epley and other related m... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Hard to predict: While the FDA clarifies how fast a medication can have its dose increased, there are no universal guidelines on the "waiting period" to see if a perso... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Many options: Beyond CBT, there are numerous treatments that can help relieve severe anxiety and hypochondriasis. Clinical hypnosis, paradoxical intent, mindfulness... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Mechanical injury: By definition, brain trauma indicates that there was a physical injury to the head. This can be due to the head directly coming into physical contact ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Physical therapy: In a case where there are symptoms of nerve impingement, and some tests show it (MRI) and others don't (EMG), this may reflect the positional and post... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Rare side effect: Trazodone can cause difficulties with urination and alterations in erection, including "priapism" (prolonged, painful erection). These have been docum... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Focus on stenosis: In certain people, even mild stenosis in the neck (narrowing of the openings where nerve roots travel) can lead to headaches. In fact these even have ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Low blood pressure: Feeling sick and as if you were about to faint are symptoms associated with low blood pressure upon standing up, also called "orthostatic hypotension.... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Unknown.: The safety of taking all together depends on dose of each, purity of theanine formulation, and personal drug-gene interactions (detected with Assurex ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Serruya is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Serruya is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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dr appt in AM...but does med work right away in system or take a few days - concerned now or wait & see?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Good looks doc! Thanks for the answer!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

University of Pennsylvania
Completed 2010

Residency

University of Pennsylvania
Completed 2011

Awards

Fulbright Scholar, U.S. Department of State

Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University
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