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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 is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Henegar include hydrocephalus, complex spine surgery, and brain tumor. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Henegar's office for an appointment.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. McLanahan attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is especially interested in spasticity and hydrocephalus. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McLanahan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spasticity

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). Dr. Bravver graduated from Samara State Medical University. Her residency was performed at Hartford Hospital. Her clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Bravver's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Sanjay Shyam Iyer, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 North Edgehill Drive; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sanjay Iyer's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Iyer (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Iyer attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 Internal Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Brooks is a neurologist in Charlotte, NC. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Brooks has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors, Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. His professional 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 attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Her clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Englert is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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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 practices osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shauger include migraine, myelogram (spinal cord imaging), and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Shauger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Conway include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes 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. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Conway is conversant in French. She is professionally 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. John Scott Story, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Story's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Story is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Story attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. 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). Dr. Desai takes Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Jerry Martin works as a vascular neurologist in Charlotte, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He honors 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 practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Kelly include craniotomy, neurosurgery, and chiari malformation. Ms. Kelly is 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.