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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 practices neurosurgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Salem's education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Salem (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Salem is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $618
  • Medicare Cost: $42
Dr. Sang-Hyun Sang-Hyun Song, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Department of Neurology, Thalians, Suite E216
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Shlee Song's specialty is vascular neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Song include brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysm, and brain malformations. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Song takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Patrick D Lyden, MD
Specializes in Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Ahsp A6417
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Lyden practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyden include concussion, bell's palsy, and brain aneurysm. Dr. Lyden takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lyden completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Lyden has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lyden's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and 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. Juan Pablo Villablanca, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621a
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Villablanca's areas of specialization are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Villablanca is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Villablanca trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Villablanca include back pain, vertebroplasty, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villablanca takes. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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

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

Dr. Robert Baloh's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Baloh is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Baloh include myasthenia gravis, lumbar puncture, and guillain-barre syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baloh accepts. Dr. Baloh has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He 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. 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 neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Pope is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Pope completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $534
  • Medicare Cost: $82
Dr. Ali R Sepahdari, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suit 1621d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sepahdari works as a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Los Angeles, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sepahdari has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
127 S. San Vicente Boulevard; Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A6600
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Evgeny Tsimerinov's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, dystonia, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsimerinov graduated from Kemerovo State Medical Academy and then he performed his residency at Regions Hospital, St. Paul and Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tsimerinov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Tsimerinov is 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: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Hyperhidrosis, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Linetsky, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Linetsky specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Linetsky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $536
  • Medicare Cost: $82
Dr. Benita Tamrazi, MD
Specializes in Radiology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms 81
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Benita Tamrazi works as a radiologist in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She accepts Health Net and Medicare insurance. Dr. Tamrazi graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Tamrazi completed a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is affiliated with 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
Dr. Noriko Salamon, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Noriko Salamon's specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. She practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Salamon completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Salamon (or staff) speaks Japanese and French. She 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
Dr. Bryan Young Yoo, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Yoo is a neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Yoo is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $540
  • Medicare Cost: $78
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Specializes in Neuroradiology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; M-335
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ravi Prasad's specialty is neuroradiology. He accepts Health Net and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $752
  • Medicare Cost: $82
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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
501 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Edward Jahnke is a diagnostic radiology specialist in Burbank, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jahnke studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $82
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ault, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in emergency medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ault has received include 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 practices general internal medicine in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wittnebel takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $242
  • 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.