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 practices neurosurgery in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His areas of expertise include cervical laminectomy, artificial disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenblatt honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rosenblatt has received include Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, 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 has indicated that her clinical interests include neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Bowman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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. Dr. Bowman is accepting 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 is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Bertoglio 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 artificial disc replacement. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bertoglio is affiliated with 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 practices neurosurgery in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yadla include laminectomy, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Yadla is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Yadla's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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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