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. These areas are among his clinical interests: hydrocephalus, complex spine surgery, and brain tumor. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Henegar is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Henegar attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Henegar is accepting new patients.

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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 in Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. McLanahan average 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spasticity and hydrocephalus. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. McLanahan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spasticity

Dr. Sanjay Shyam Iyer, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 North Edgehill Drive; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sanjay Iyer works as a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Iyer takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Iyer attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Iyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Brooks is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Charlotte, NC. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Patient ratings for Dr. Brooks average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors, Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. Dr. Brooks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.

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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; Cmc Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Danielle Englert is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Englert's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Her areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Englert is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Elena Bravver practices neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Bravver's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Bravver is conversant in 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. Jill Marie Conway, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jill Conway works as a neurologist in Charlotte, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conway include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. On average, patients gave Dr. Conway a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Conway trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Conway speaks French. Dr. Conway is affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Shauger sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Shauger takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shauger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Urvi Desai's specialties are neuromuscular medicine, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Dr. Urvi Desai practices in Matthews, NC and Charlotte, NC. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Desai graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Desai's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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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 is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Story include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Story accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Story attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 is a vascular neurology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Martin studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martin trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She practices in Charlotte, NC. She has a special interest in craniotomy, neurosurgery, and chiari malformation. Ms. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. She honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Craniotomy, Neurosurgery, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus, Brain Tumor

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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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