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Dr. Jeffrey Gross

Neurosurgery
Newport Beach
30 years experience male

Locations

SPINE

Newport Beach, CA

Address

4700 Von Karman, Suite 1000, Newport Beach, CA, United States
Directions

SPINE

Henderson, NV

SPINE

Newport Beach

About

Bio

Jeffrey D. Gross, MD is a spine fellowship trained, board certified neurological surgeon. In his practice, he provides specialized treatment options for patients with neck and/or back problems, as well as brain and head injuries. Dr. Gross continually strives to find non-surgical treatments to conservatively assist with resolution of the problems he identifies in each of his individual patients. In the event that non-surgical treatments are found the be inadequate, Dr. Gross approaches treatment options from the least invasive surgery first. He also employs regenerative and stem-cell based treatments. Because of his methodology, he is frequently sought out to provide second opinions prior to many surgeries. He is often performing second opinions and revising the failed work of others.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Doctor Q&A

202 Answers
204 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Rarely hereditary: There are rare genetic disorders that can be a hereditary cause of meningiomas. But generally, we don't have much evidence for considering meningioma... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Look to the neck: Agreed that the neck is a more likely source of nerve involvement. The lower nerve roots coming out of the neck do involve the pectoralis, and the ar... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Conservative spine: Depends on what exactly is wrong with the disc, and if it is truly a confirmed source of lower back pain. Early basic treatments include spinal stren... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Clinical correlation: A spine specialist, like a neurosurgeon is the only physician that can clinically correlate your symptoms with the MRI findings. Do not rely on the r... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Biomechanics of ADR: The artificial disc takes up the work of the disc that was removed in terms of cushioning and allowing certain movements. However, there can be more s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Spinal cord shock: Usually this refers to a spinal cord injury where the cord is in shock because it has swelling (edema), which compresses the blood vessels and lowers ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
ACDF: Your question doesn't give a starting point as to what MORE is but your surgeon should spend time going over how the procedure is done and its risks/b... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Spine evaluation: If it has not resolved and/or does not respond to self-applied muscle treatments like heat, rest, topicals, then it should be evaluated to rule out an... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Not Tethered: It means the tip of your spinal cord is in the normal position in your spine, as opposed to being pulled/or tethered downward behind a different lumba... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Urgent !: This can be very dangerous. One can tear one of the arteries of the neck with am improper (usually fast/forceful) neck rotation. This is called an a... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Shunt infection?: Yes, despite it being in place for a reasonably stable amount of time, it can get infected and cause erosions. IT should be evaluated!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
One that suits you: The one you can stick to the best and longest. Also, you can lose weight without spending money, which may be a consideration. Be your own task mast... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Medical evaluation: There are multiple possible causes of weakness, but given the length of time, spreading and worsening, please see your physician for an exam.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Be specific: Be prepared to tell your doctor exactly which part of your thigh has this sensation (front, back, side, etc). as this helps us try to sort out WHICH n... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
HgH: Yes, this can be obtained for specific uses by prescription.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
TBI: Yes absolutely. Immediately, and likely again later depending on persistence of symptoms. Look up "mild traumatic brain injury" as to what to look f... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Cellular atrophy: It has not dissolved, but the lipoma cells may atrophy and become imperceptibly small. Probably not to worry!
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Don't ignore it: You may be right, but there are other potential causes. I would like to know about that remote injury, and start with some basic lower back x-rays, w... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Physical evaluation: Your symptoms can come from a number of different ailments including the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, local ribs and muscles, and the shoulder ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Septic joint infect: Please see your doctor to rule out a deeper infection. Topical ointments may not get deep enough and you do not want an infected joint!!!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
CSF leak: There are other clues from MRI besides brain "sag" towards spinal leak, but the more specific answer depends on your symptoms (their relation to posit... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Your symptoms are possibly related to over-use of Tramadol. The dose described is significantly about the approved and recommended dose. Your sympto... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Antiinflam lifestyle: First, for your sciatica, if your chiropractor can help you with it, then you will be satisfied. But please know that an x-ray showing bone spurs doe... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Sacral nerve cysts: Sacral nerve root cysts (often called Tarlov's cysts) are RARELY the source of symptoms (but can be). There is NO involvement of the spinal cord, as ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
You are probably right, but the effect will be minimal. If the heat compresses are hot enough, your local cells will release "heat shock proteins," t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Spine arthritis?: Spine arthritis is rare at your age. Do you have a family history of this? Do you have abnormal blood tests like HLA B27 antibodies? Need to supply... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
STEM CELLS!: Totipotent stem cells can become ANY type of cell in the body AND a placenta. Pluripotent can become all types of cells in the body but not a placent... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Neck health: For muscular neck symptoms, start out with heat and anti-inflammatories (if tolerated). Light massage is also helpful. After symptoms settle down, e... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Disc nomenclature: Hi, It does not sound you gave the full information re: your spine injection. Into the L4 what? Foramen? Disc? Facet? One side vs both? Disc iss... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Spinal instability: In addition to the presented answers, with which I agree, too much hypermobility of the spine/neck can cause impingement of the spinal cord and exitin... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Sacral insufficiency: Sacral fractures can also be subtle. CT must have thin cuts and reconstructed views. There are also types of fractures of a compressive (insufficien... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Last option: Fusion of the spine is left as the last option for patients with confirmed spinal pain due to instability of the spine, certain fractures, and certain... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Spinal strengthening: To counteract the adverse effect of sitting, there are some lumbar paraspinal strengthening exercises I recommend. Building these muscles works to re... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Muscular neck pain: Self acupressure of the neck is often a sign of muscle pain/strain, likely from overuse or neck injury. Initial self-guided care includes cervical ex... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Crack kills: Probably not. It is not advised to "crack" your own neck. You could tear an artery and over time, make the joints of your neck have accelerated dege... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Disallowed claim now: This is a hot area of research and there is promise. Nothing is presently FDA evaluated, so one must understand that no official claims can be made.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Not allowed to say..: This is an exciting and advancing area of medicine. Doctors are precluded from saying YES due to the present FDA status. We also don't have to say N... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Normal variant: Long necks are a normal variation. The human has 7 cervical vertebrae (neck bones). Interestingly, so does a giraffe. Assuming you don't have neck ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
1 is subset of other: Radiculopathy is specifically a problem with a spinal nerve root (like in math, radical = square "root"). Referred pain is one that is experienced di... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Common cysts: An MRI is almost perfect, but not 100% definite. However, incidental arachnoid cysts are not uncommon and most people do not need a contrast MRI.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Questions!: Will need more information, such as what part of your spine is bruised, and is pain the ONLY symptoms. How long ago was the trauma. More information... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Stem cell activation: There is literature support for PRP stimulation of follicles and related hair growth. This is thought to occur through a stem cell activation pathway... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Possibly cluster HAs: Does your eye make tears during the headache? If so, could be a cluster headache. You are already doing a great job with keeping a "diary" of sympto... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Return of symptoms?: Are those where your symptoms were existing prior to the injection? If so, seems like the injection may have worn off. If not, need to step back an ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
What part of spine?: Initially, I am curious about the stress being involved. What kind of work do you do? Do you sit at a desk for hours? Is the setting ergonomic? Wh... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Stoop instead: Frequent bending is a common source of repetitive lumbar disc and muscle stress. The first thing to do is to do the antidotal exercises at the gym or... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Stuck valve: Programmable valve shunts CAN get stuck. Sometimes, they can be flushed, but COULD need to be replaced. IF YOU Have symptoms of hydrocephalus, seein... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Seek the source: Do the hard work and ask yourself why. What happened? When you are anxiety, what does it make think of, or remind you of. You can help yourself li... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Poss: cauda equina: Your symptoms are worrisome for critical spinal stenosis and possibly features of cauda equina syndrome and require immediate evaluation with imaging ... Read More

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HealthTap member
This was helpful I will be pushing my GP for referral to a neurologist
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An answer from a Neuro MD is appreciated. Sounds logical to me. Thank
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Many thanks for your kind and informative advice, I shall take heed .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER
Completed 1993

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER
Completed 1999

Awards

"America's Top Physicians", Consumers Research Council of America
Whos Who
William Beaumont Research Award, American College of Physicians

Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Section

Publications

Mini-surgical approach for spinal endoscopy in the presence of stenosis of the sacral hiatus.
Non-invasive measurements of breast tissue optical properties using frequency-domain photon migration.
Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of a focal pontine ischemia in sudden hearing loss and seventh nerve paralysis.
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