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Dr. Raul Alfonso Rodas, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rodas' area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodas is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Rodas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rafael Allende, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Allende is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Allende is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Allende speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Stroke, Hematoma, Tumor, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zadeh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Persian. Dr. Zadeh is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Burry is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Sanford, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Burry attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Burry's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College.

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What is Hydrocephalus?

Normally, the brain is bathed in a liquid called cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid cushions and nurtures the brain cells as it flows around and through the brain. Sometimes, cerebrospinal fluid does not get reabsorbed into the body properly, or a blockage in the brain can stop it from flowing. This causes a buildup of pressure called hydrocephalus. This condition affects a wide range of people, but it is much more prevalent among infants and older adults. Left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as headaches and blurred vision, and eventually may cause brain damage.

Hydrocephalus is most often treated with an implanted device called a shunt. A shunt is a long, thin tube that is used to drain excess fluid. One end is placed within the brain. The tube runs under the skin, along the neck behind the ear, and to another part of the body where the fluid can be reabsorbed. Most often this is the abdomen, but the chest or other areas can also be used. Shunts have a valve that allows doctors to monitor and control the pressure within the brain. Insertion of a shunt is a surgical procedure that takes one to two hours. Incisions are made in the head and the abdomen, and the shunt is threaded into place before the openings are stitched closed.

In cases where hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage, a procedure called endoscopic third ventriculostomy, or ETV, may be performed. During this procedure, a surgeon makes a dime-sized hole in the skull and uses a thin tube with a camera on the end (called an endoscope) to see inside the brain. The surgeon punctures a hole in the floor of the third ventricle, a fluid-filled space within the brain. The hole provides an opening for cerebrospinal fluid to flow around the blockage, normalizing pressure. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour and patients can often go home the following day. ETV can provide a permanent and safe alternative to a shunt, but it is only useful for patients whose hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage.

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