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Dr. Ayman Mohamed Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
191 S. Buena Vista Boulevard; #370
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Ayman Salem's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Salem is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Salem (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Salem's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $618
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $42

Specializes in Vascular Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Department of Neurology, Thalians, Suite E216
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Shlee Song is a vascular neurologist in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysm, and brain malformations. Dr. Song accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Song attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Song is conversant in Korean. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Brain Malformations, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Brain Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Pablo Villablanca, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621a
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Villablanca is a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Villablanca include back pain, vertebroplasty, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Villablanca obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors Marquis Who's Who in America. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Villablanca is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Vertebroplasty, Biopsy, Nerve Block, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82

Specializes in Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Ahsp A6417
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Lyden is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include concussion, bell's palsy, and brain aneurysm. Dr. Lyden is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Lyden attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyden honors. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Amyloidosis, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Whitney Bancroft Pope, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Ronald Reagan Ucla Medical Center - Department of Radiology
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Whitney Pope is a medical specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Pope performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: Berlex/NER Foundation Fellowship in Basic Science Research Award; Johnny Mercer Foundation: Brain Tumor Research Award; and Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $534
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
127 S. San Vicente Boulevard; Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A6600
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Evgeny Tsimerinov's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsimerinov include thoracic outlet syndrome, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and dystonia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cedars-Sinai, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Dr. Tsimerinov accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tsimerinov obtained his medical school training at Kemerovo State Medical Academy and performed his residency at Regions Hospital, St. Paul and Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tsimerinov (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Neuromuscular Disorders, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suit 1621d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sepahdari sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is diagnostic radiology. Dr. Sepahdari is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $536
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82
Dr. Michael Linetsky, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Linetsky is a specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Linetsky is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $536
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82

Specializes in Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Robert Baloh practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, lumbar puncture, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Baloh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Baloh is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myositis, Inclusion Body Myositis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Benita Tamrazi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Benita Tamrazi is a specialist in pediatric radiology. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. She trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Tamrazi accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $614
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $89
Dr. Noriko Salamon, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Noriko Salamon is a neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Salamon's training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Salamon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Japanese and French. Dr. Salamon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $536
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82
Dr. Bryan Young Yoo, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Yoo is a diagnostic radiology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Yoo's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $78

Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ault sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is emergency medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ault has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 138
  • Charge (avg.): $243
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $81

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What is a Spinal Puncture?

A spinal puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed through a needle in the back. Cerebrospinal fluid, sometimes also called spinal fluid, surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord. A sample of spinal fluid may be used to diagnose problems of the central nervous system, such as infections or tumors.

Sometimes, large amounts of spinal fluid may build up, a condition called hydrocephalus, leading to increased pressure on the brain. In such cases, removing excess spinal fluid can be therapeutic by relieving symptoms. Therapeutic spinal punctures may also be used to inject medication into the spinal cord to treat cancer or for anesthesia before surgery.

Most often, a spinal puncture is performed in the lower back or lumbar region, called a lumbar puncture. You will usually be positioned on your side while your doctor inserts a hollow needle into your back. A small sample of spinal fluid will be collected, or medication will be injected. If large amounts of spinal fluid need to be removed, a lumbar drain, or thin tube, may be inserted in place of the needle. Following the procedure, the needle or drain will be removed, and the puncture site is closed and covered with a bandage.

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