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

Dr. Ayman Salem is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Salem attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Salem (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is vascular neurology. Her areas of expertise include the following: brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysm, and brain malformations. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Song attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Song trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Song speaks Korean. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Evgeny Tsimerinov's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and dystonia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before completing his residency at Regions Hospital, St. Paul and Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Tsimerinov attended medical school at Kemerovo State Medical Academy. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tsimerinov (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Juan Villablanca practices neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Villablanca attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Villablanca include back pain, vertebroplasty, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Villablanca has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors Marquis Who's Who in America. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suit 1621d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sepahdari is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sepahdari welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sepahdari 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. 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pope graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Robert Baloh is a neurologist in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Baloh's areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, lumbar puncture, and guillain-barre syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Baloh has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Patrick Lyden's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Lyden's clinical interests: concussion, bell's palsy, and brain aneurysm. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Lyden studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lyden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Amyloidosis, Bell's ... (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 is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Tamrazi accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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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 neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Los Angeles, CA. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salamon honors. Dr. Salamon (or staff) speaks Japanese and French. She is affiliated with 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 specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Yoo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Yoo is professionally affiliated with 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
Dr. Michael Linetsky, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Linetsky is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Linetsky attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His 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: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $536
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82

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

Dr. Mark Ault's area of specialization is emergency medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at 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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