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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 is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Rosenblatt's clinical interests include cervical laminectomy, disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Rosenblatt attended medical school at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Rosenblatt is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include 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 area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bowman include neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Bowman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bowman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hydrocephalus

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, 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 is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bertoglio include carpal tunnel surgery, cervical laminectomy, and disc replacement. Dr. Bertoglio accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Bertoglio attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Bertoglio's hospital/clinic 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's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Yadla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Yadla's clinical interests: laminectomy, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.