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's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Henegar attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Henegar has indicated that his clinical interests include hydrocephalus, complex spine surgery, and brain tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Henegar's practice is open to 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 specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. McLanahan has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: spasticity and hydrocephalus. He honors Medicare insurance. 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. His professional affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He is accepting 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 is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Charlotte, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iyer include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Iyer is 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. Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Brooks is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Charlotte, NC. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Brooks's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brooks completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors, Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. His 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. Dr. Englert's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She accepts Medicare insurance. After attending the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kenneth Shauger is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Shauger's clinical interests: migraine, myelogram (spinal cord imaging), and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Shauger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Elena Bravver is a neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Her clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Bravver attended medical school at Samara State Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Bravver completed a residency program at Hartford Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Bravver is 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 sees patients in Charlotte, NC. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Conway attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. Conway's areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She speaks French. Dr. Conway is affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

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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). He works in Charlotte, NC. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Story is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Story attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor.

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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 is a physician who specializes 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 is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Desai attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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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 in Charlotte, NC. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Martin honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Kelly include craniotomy, neurosurgery, and chiari malformation. She is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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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.