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Dr. Ashraf Guirgues

Orthopedic Surgery
male

Locations

Carolinas Center for spine surgery

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Cigna

Medicare

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I went to Penn for my undergraduate degree in molecular biology and then to Pitt for Med School. I did my residency in Orthopedic surgery at Wayne state university and my fellowship in Spine surgery at OrthoCarolina. I practice in Morehead City, NC.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Licenses

United States: Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: It is important to understand that I am is digested and absorbed after being exposed to significant amount of stomach acid to break it down hence the ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage injury: Although it is unusual to have early arthritis at such a young age it is possible that an injury to the Cartlidge of the ankle took place even while i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Folliculitis: Most likely an irritation of the skin but if it is forming pimples the you may have to consider a visit with your doctor
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Urgent : This is something that needs to be dealt with. Get this area evaluated by your physician or go to the nearest ER
A member asked:
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal fracture: The treatment depends on if this is a new fracture or old and on the age of the patient and the mechanism of injury. If it's an old healed fracture th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Spasms: Most likely cause is muscle spasms which can be painful and that should be evaluated to determine the cause. Treatment may include physical therapy a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Fractured : It is possible that you fractured the outside of your ankle and that could be the cause for the pain or you could have torn the ligaments supporting t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rib pain: Routine can be the cause for those symptoms or it can be chest pain associated with heart disease. If this is associated with exertion it is more like... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Normal: It is normal to occasionally have calf pain after having had a DVT in the calf years ago
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Postnasal drip: If you have significant allergies or postnasal drip you can have phlegm the collects in the back of your throat but if it's only associated with food ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely not: There is no correlation between calcium intake and arthritic changes that is the wipes too. If you're worried about your calcium intake you should be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: Inflammation of the sternoclavicular joint is not very common but it appears to be what you're dealing with. I'm not sure if your allergies are associ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus injury: An injury to the meniscus can lead to pain when applying pressure to the inside of the knee while crossing the legs this can be aggravated. Although u... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Consider testing: There are two major issues at stake one is the consideration of sexually-transmitted disease is a significant issue versus pregnancy. I would recommen... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Pigmentation : Miles can develop and become very dark and should be evaluated by a dermatologist
A male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression : There are a number of spinal conditions such as facet cysts which are aggravated by extension ( laying down). Consider seeing a spine specialist for ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Urgent: This could be a skin infection or a blood clot and should be evaluated right away. Please visit you doctor or go to the ER
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Electrolytes evaluat: And electrolytes evaluation would be appropriate. In addition to evaluation by her primary care provider to make sure that there are no hormonal abnor... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Irritation: Smoking can lead to the burning of small hairs on the inside of the trachea. After quitting smoking these begin to grow which is the common cause for ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Surgeons call: When your surgeon determines that you have had enough healing. First consider that this not usually treated surgically which means your tear was sever... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Acid reflux: Coming off a leave just like coming off any anti-inflammatory can lead to increased inflammation and rebound headaches can occur. But be very careful ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: Inflammation within the knee joint is the likely cause for the symptoms. It could be associated with cartilage injury. If inflammation occurs within ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
PT and injections : There are a number of options for young patients with knee arthritis such as PT to strengthen the muscles supporting the knee. If that doesn't give en... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You should be able to use the transdermal anti-inflammatories without too much of a problem. These medications commonly caused your Tatian of the G.I.... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Migraine: Headaches can cause unusual symptoms. This sounds like a severe headache and can be the source of significant pain but in a valuation by neurologist c... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Vascular issues: If the calf tenderness is associated with swelling you should consider an evaluation for peripheral vascular disease. In addition the deep vein thromb... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
May not be related: Numbness to the face is supplied by cranial nerves that exit the brain directly into the face while PVCs are a cardiac condition which can be a sign a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage injury : Cartilage injury can occur even in young patients. It can lead to arthritic changes which would lead to pain with movement. The earlier it is treated... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Interesting suggestion. I have an appointment with my doctor on Monday; I'll definitely mention this. Thanks for weighing in!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, i dont have as much problems with advil
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) tyvm seeing my doc very soon.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

DETROIT RECEIVING HOSPITAL & UNIV HEALTH CENTER
Completed 2002

Affiliations

American Academy or Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
ABOS
North American Spine Society
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