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

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

Dr. Szymon Rosenblatt is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is conversant in German. His areas of expertise include cervical laminectomy, artificial disc replacement, and anterior cervical fusion. Dr. Rosenblatt is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenblatt average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenblatt honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rosenblatt's distinctions include: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor.

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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 is a pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Bowman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowman include neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, and neonatal surgery. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bowman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Bowman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Neurosurgery

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

Dr. Sanjay Yadla's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Yadla (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yadla include laminectomy, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Yadla attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, cervical laminectomy, and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Bertoglio honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bertoglio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, ... (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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