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We found 4 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus and who accept Humana PPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Szymon Sami Rosenblatt, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Szymon Rosenblatt works as a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include cervical laminectomy, disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. Dr. Rosenblatt is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenblatt speaks German. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , hydrocephalus

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Facial Pain, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Marie Bowman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Robin Bowman's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Bowman's areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, and neonatal surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bowman trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hydrocephalus

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Neurosurgical Procedures

Dr. Bryan Andrew Bertoglio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2400, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Bertoglio works as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, cervical laminectomy, and disc replacement. Dr. Bertoglio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hydrocephalus

All Interests: Disc Problems, Posterior Spinal Fusion, Facial Pain, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Yadla, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2550, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Yadla works as a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Yadla attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Yadla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hydrocephalus

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

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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.