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Dr. Roland Torres, MD

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Roland Torres practices Neurological Surgery in Brooklyn, NY. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Torres prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.
Dr. Roland Torres, MD
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Accepting new patients

How long does intense pain last after lower spine surgery?

Depending upon the type of spine surgery, it may take weeks unfortunately.

Do nerves regenerate after a stroke?

Unfortunately, a lot of literature shows that studies looking at the age of the surviving cells after a stroke corresponded almost exactly to the age of the stroke patients and READ MORE
Unfortunately, a lot of literature shows that studies looking at the age of the surviving cells after a stroke corresponded almost exactly to the age of the stroke patients and that a significant amount of new nerve cells had not formed in the cortex,’

What could be causing my headaches?

Headaches come from a number of reasons. You should discuss this with your primary care physician who might have to refer you to a Neurologist

Do brain tumors always need to be surgically removed?

Almost always yes. For some benign tumors, if they are small can be followed with serial MR or CT scanning.

What's causing headaches on the right side of my head?

There are a number of reasons for headaches. Sounds like you need to see your primary care physician right away

What stops excessive eye twitching?

There are a variety of reasons for simple eye twitching. Ask your primary care physician about this for a basic work. You may need a referral a Specialist, most likely a Neurologist READ MORE
There are a variety of reasons for simple eye twitching. Ask your primary care physician about this for a basic work. You may need a referral a Specialist, most likely a Neurologist to get results.

What should I avoid if I have sciatica?

I am a little surprised that a 17 yo would have sciatica. Please see your family Doctor/Pediatrician for assistance.

Can you drive after ulnar nerve surgery?

Driving can be very difficult in the first couple of weeks after surgery. Please f/u with surgeon to find out when he thinks it would be appropriate for you to drive again.

Can hand nerve damage be repaired?

It all depends upon the type of nerve damage. There are some that can be. Best to see a neurosurgeon who specializes in peripheral nerve injuries.

What causes nerve damage in the leg?

It can be a number of things Depending upon where in your leg the pain or damaged nerve is in from a simple herniated disc to direct trauma such as the side of your knee. Best READ MORE
It can be a number of things Depending upon where in your leg the pain or damaged nerve is in from a simple herniated disc to direct trauma such as the side of your knee. Best to check with your PCP who can refer you to a specialist

Does an MRI show nerve damage?

While a routine MRI may occasionally show some non-specific nerve damage. A formal spine or peripheral nerve MRI would be best. An engineer/ncs would also be very useful, but this READ MORE
While a routine MRI may occasionally show some non-specific nerve damage. A formal spine or peripheral nerve MRI would be best. An engineer/ncs would also be very useful, but this is not an MRI test.

Do I need a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon for back problems?

If you are having back problems at your age and the issue is being overweight, weight loss, aggressive PT, and pain management are tried and true. Both orthopedic surgeons and READ MORE
If you are having back problems at your age and the issue is being overweight, weight loss, aggressive PT, and pain management are tried and true. Both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons have expertise in the spine. But remember, neurosurgeons are used to dealing with delicate tissue like brain and spinal cord. Orthopedic surgeons deal mostly with bone and joints. My personal preference would be a neurosurgeon.

Is it normal for your speech to slur with a migraine?

Slurred speech can sometimes be associated with so called brain stem migraines. These are relatively rare. It sounds like these symptoms are als new to you. I would recommend READ MORE
Slurred speech can sometimes be associated with so called brain stem migraines. These are relatively rare. It sounds like these symptoms are als new to you.

I would recommend contacting your primary care physician to help look into this further.

Best. Regards

Can brain-eating amoeba cause opsoclonus?

Opsoclonus is a rare symptom and the common causes of opsoclonus in adults can be very different from children Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of opsoclonus in children READ MORE
Opsoclonus is a rare symptom and the common causes of opsoclonus in adults can be very different from children Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of opsoclonus in children can be a very rare tumor, Neuroblastoma. Before jumping to conclusions, she should be seen by a Pediatric Neurologist..

What can be done for my chronic severe nerve pain?

Has "nerve pain" been diagnosed by a Physician? Shoulder pain depending upon your age is more likely to be bone/joint pain. Would see your PCP to decide which sub specialist you READ MORE
Has "nerve pain" been diagnosed by a Physician? Shoulder pain depending upon your age is more likely to be bone/joint pain. Would see
your PCP to decide which sub specialist you may need to be referred to.

What are some things that cause memory loss?

Common causes in relatively young adults can be numerous, including: -Lack of sleep -Emotional disturbances/stress -Minor head trauma or Brain injury -Hypothyroidism -Vit. READ MORE
Common causes in relatively young adults can be numerous, including:

-Lack of sleep
-Emotional disturbances/stress
-Minor head trauma or Brain injury
-Hypothyroidism
-Vit. B12 deficiency
-Alcohol
-Drugs

And many more.

What's the survival rate of pediatric brain tumor patients?

Most malignant brain tumors extremely rare, but some have significantly better life expectancy than others with treatment.

What's done for lytic lesions on my skull?

A lytic lesion can represent a number of things from malignancy including lymphoma or myeloma to a variety of more benign lesions. Sorry that I can not provide you a more specific READ MORE
A lytic lesion can represent a number of things from malignancy including lymphoma or myeloma to a variety of more benign lesions. Sorry that I can not provide you a more specific response without having more details.

What is the best treatment option for a brain tumor?

This is a difficult question to answer, not really knowing the type of tumor that he has. Non-cancerous still makes it very broad. If by non-cancerous they mean benign, this could READ MORE
This is a difficult question to answer, not really knowing the type of tumor that he has. Non-cancerous still makes it very broad. If by non-cancerous they mean benign, this could be a truly benign tumor such as a meningioma which is very unlikely in a 22 year old. Most likely non-cancerous or being, refers to benign astrocytoma which depending upon extent and location may need surgery or surgery + radiation.

Best Regards

How soon after surgery can I return to work?

It actually depends on size and location of meningioma as well as complexity, but in general, a couple of weeks.