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Dr. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She attended Tbilisi State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Kurtsikidze focuses on hospital care. Dr. Kurtsikidze is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kurtsikidze is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. John Andrew Peterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Peterson's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diagnostic lumbar puncture

All Interests: Paracentesis, PET Scan, Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Thoracentesis, MRI, Biopsy, Diagnostic Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Mittal, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 105n
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Mittal practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of S.N. Medical College, Agra and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mittal takes. In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Mittal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Newan a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Newan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5767 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kamath's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Siedlecki Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Siedlecki sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Siedlecki's clinical interests include kidney problems and dialysis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siedlecki trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Marie Natoli, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Natoli practices general internal medicine in Seminole, FL. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Natoli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Depression, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Substance Abuse, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Jesus Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Garcia is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leo R Teytelbaum, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite #350
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Leo Teytelbaum practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Riga Stradins University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Booth Memorial Hospital. Dr. Teytelbaum has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Teytelbaum's average patient rating is 3.5 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, he speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5800 49th Street N; Suite 108s
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri practices general internal medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shastri obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

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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.