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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 works as a neurosurgeon in Burbank, CA and California, CA. Dr. Salem takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He obtained his medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed his 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 professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is accepting 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 is a vascular neurologist. Her areas of expertise include brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysm, and brain malformations. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Song takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. Juan Pablo Villablanca, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621a
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Villablanca is a specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Villablanca performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include back pain, vertebroplasty, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Villablanca include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors Marquis Who's Who in America. Dr. Villablanca speaks Spanish. He 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; Ahsp A6417
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Lyden's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lyden include concussion, bell's palsy, and brain aneurysm. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lyden is 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's medical specialty is neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Pope's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pope include: Berlex/NER Foundation Fellowship in Basic Science Research Award; Johnny Mercer Foundation: Brain Tumor Research Award; and Southern California Super Doctors. 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $534
  • Medicare Cost: $82
Dr. Ali R Sepahdari, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suit 1621d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sepahdari practices diagnostic radiology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Sepahdari graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His professional 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
Dr. Michael Linetsky, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 1621
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Linetsky's specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Linetsky completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $536
  • Medicare Cost: $82
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Specializes in Neurology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Robert Baloh works as a neurologist in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Baloh's clinical interests include myasthenia gravis, lumbar puncture, and guillain-barre syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baloh honors. 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)

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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 specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Tsimerinov (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He graduated from Kemerovo State Medical Academy and then he performed his residency at Regions Hospital, St. Paul and Loma Linda University Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsimerinov has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Hyperhidrosis, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Benita Tamrazi is a radiologist. She is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Tamrazi attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Tamrazi is professionally 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. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salamon trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. Dr. Salamon (or staff) is conversant in 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $536
  • Medicare Cost: $82
Dr. Bryan Young Yoo, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Yoo practices diagnostic radiology. Dr. Yoo accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with 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 Neuroradiology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; M-335
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ravi Prasad sees patients in West Hollywood, CA. His medical specialty is neuroradiology. Dr. Prasad accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare. He attended medical school at 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 Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ault is a medical specialist in emergency medicine. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ault's distinctions 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 is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Wittnebel honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
501 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Edward Jahnke is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jahnke accepts. 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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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.