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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. 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. Dr. Rosenblatt's areas of expertise include cervical laminectomy, artificial disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenblatt honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Facial Pain, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Artificial 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 specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. These areas are among Dr. Bowman's clinical interests: neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, and neonatal surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowman's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Neurosurgery

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

Dr. Bryan Bertoglio's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Bertoglio's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, cervical laminectomy, and artificial disc replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Bertoglio attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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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 practices neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yadla include laminectomy, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Yadla attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Yadla (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, ... (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.

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