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We found 12 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus near Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Martin McMillan Henegar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Martin Henegar works as a pediatric neurosurgeon in Charlotte, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henegar include hydrocephalus, complex spine surgery, and brain tumor. Dr. Henegar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Henegar has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Complex Spine Surgery, Spine Problems, Endoscopy, Brain Tumor

Dr. Charles Scott McLanahan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Charles McLanahan practices pediatric neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McLanahan include spasticity and hydrocephalus. His professional affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. McLanahan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. McLanahan's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spasticity

Dr. Sanjay Shyam Iyer, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1000 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sanjay Iyer is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Iyer takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Iyer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena K Bravver, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Elena Bravver is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Bravver's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Bravver attended medical school at Samara State Medical University. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1000 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Brooks is a neurologist in Charlotte, NC. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brooks performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors, Castle Connelly Medical Ltd.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danielle Elizabeth Englert, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Danielle Englert is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Englert include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Englert trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Leslie Shauger, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kenneth Shauger's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shauger's areas of expertise include migraine, myelogram (spinal cord imaging), and myasthenia gravis. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shauger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Shauger is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Marie Conway, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jill Conway's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Conway is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Conway speaks French.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Urvi Gautam Desai, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
1350 S Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Urvi Desai is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Desai is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Scott Story, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Story works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Charlotte, NC. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Story is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Story is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Clinton Martin, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jerry Martin's area of specialization is vascular neurology. Dr. Martin's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Amy Henderson Kelly, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Ms. Amy Kelly specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She has a special interest in craniotomy, neurosurgery, and chiari malformation. She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Craniotomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus

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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.