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Dr. John Cummings

Neurosurgeon

Dr. John Cummings is a top Neurosurgeon in Carmel, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. John Cummings is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. John Cummings is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. John Cummings is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Carmel, Indiana, Dr. John Cummings is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. John Cummings
  • Carmel, Indiana
  • Indiana University
  • Accepting new patients

Is it possible to lose your ability to talk after neurosurgery?

Yes and it depends on what part of the brain was worked on. There is a speech center normally on the left side in the temporal lobe region. There can be damage done that can READ MORE
Yes and it depends on what part of the brain was worked on. There is a speech center normally on the left side in the temporal lobe region. There can be damage done that can affect the ability to talk and or understand what someone else is saying.

Does a tumor always need surgery to be removed?

Not all tumors need to be removed. Depending on the tumors location and suspected pathology is important to take into account. An acoustic neuroma can be treated with radiosurgery READ MORE
Not all tumors need to be removed. Depending on the tumors location and suspected pathology is important to take into account. An acoustic neuroma can be treated with radiosurgery in some instances. Menigomas can be followed with MRIs under certain circumstances. For malignant tumors, some could ultimately be treated with a vaccine or immune therapy. Hopefully this is helpful and, if surgery is needed, I hope all goes well.

Dr. Cummings, MD

Is weakness after a brain surgery normal?

Being weak after brain surgery is not unexpected. Provided hypothyroidism is not a problem the weakness should improve with time. If the weakness continues, a follow up head CT READ MORE
Being weak after brain surgery is not unexpected. Provided hypothyroidism is not a problem the weakness should improve with time. If the weakness continues, a follow up head CT is warranted.