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

Dr. Ayman Salem's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Salem takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in vascular neurology. She is conversant in Korean. Her areas of expertise include the following: brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysm, and brain malformations. Dr. Song is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Song's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. His areas of expertise include back pain, vertebroplasty, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Villablanca honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He 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). Dr. Villablanca has received the following distinctions: 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

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 neurologist. Dr. Lyden speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyden include concussion, bell's palsy, and brain aneurysm. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lyden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Lyden has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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). His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and dystonia. Dr. Tsimerinov's professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Kemerovo State Medical Academy for medical school, he completed his residency training at Regions Hospital, St. Paul and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Tsimerinov has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tsimerinov (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Neuromuscular Disorders, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (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 specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pope attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Ali Sepahdari is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Sepahdari accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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 Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Linetsky attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He 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: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $536
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82

Specializes in Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Robert Baloh works as a neurologist in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Baloh include myasthenia gravis, lumbar puncture, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Baloh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Baloh 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. Benita Tamrazi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Benita Tamrazi's area of specialization is pediatric radiology. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Tamrazi is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her training includes a residency program 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 physician who specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Salamon (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and French. Dr. Salamon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Yoo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 is a specialist in emergency medicine. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ault include: 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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