We found 17 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Health Net PPO near West Hollywood, CA.

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

Dr. Ayman Salem specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Burbank, CA and California, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Salem is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He 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 hospital/clinic 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $618
  • Medicare Cost: $42
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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Department of Neurology, Thalians, Suite E216
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Shlee Song's specialty is vascular neurology. Dr. Song speaks Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysm, and brain malformations. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Song attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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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's specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, vertebroplasty, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Villablanca is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villablanca takes. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Villablanca completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors Marquis Who's Who in America. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $540
  • Medicare Cost: $82
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Specializes in Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Ahsp A6417
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Lyden is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lyden's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyden include concussion, bell's palsy, and brain aneurysm. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lyden is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lyden is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Pope graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pope honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $534
  • Medicare Cost: $82
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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
127 S. San Vicente Boulevard; Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A6600
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Evgeny Tsimerinov is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Tsimerinov attended medical school at Kemerovo State Medical Academy. He completed his residency training at Regions Hospital, St. Paul and Loma Linda University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and dystonia. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsimerinov honors. Dr. Tsimerinov has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tsimerinov (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Tsimerinov is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Ali Sepahdari's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sepahdari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Sepahdari has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $536
  • Medicare Cost: $82
Dr. Michael Linetsky, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Linetsky's medical specialty is neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linetsky accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Linetsky attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $536
  • Medicare Cost: $82
Dr. Benita Tamrazi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Benita Tamrazi is a pediatric radiologist. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare. Dr. Tamrazi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $614
  • Medicare Cost: $89
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Specializes in Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Robert Baloh's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Baloh attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Baloh include myasthenia gravis, lumbar puncture, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Baloh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is 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. Noriko Salamon, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Noriko Salamon, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Salamon (or staff) speaks Japanese and French. Dr. Salamon is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $536
  • Medicare Cost: $82
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Specializes in Neuroradiology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; M-335
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ravi Prasad works as a neuroradiologist. Dr. Prasad studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $752
  • Medicare Cost: $82
Dr. Bryan Young Yoo, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Yoo is a diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Yoo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $540
  • Medicare Cost: $78
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ault practices emergency medicine. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ault has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 138
  • Uninsured Cost: $243
  • Medicare Cost: $81
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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Becker B113
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Karl Wittnebel is an internist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wittnebel attended medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $242
  • Medicare Cost: $82
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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
501 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Edward Jahnke is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $82

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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.